"I don't know what drew me to this necklace, but when I saw it in person I was so taken with it that I had to get it. The colors together are unique, and the patina charm is pretty heavy and substantial feeling. Initially I was turned off by the price, but after seeing this necklace in person I had second thoughts, and ultimately was won over. I haven't really seen anything like this, so it fills a gap in my jewelry box for color options and styling opportunities. My one complaint with this designer on occasion is there will be places in the actually "chain" where the beds aren't quite aligned right and you can see some of the rope showing through. You can't really move the beads around either because they feel delicate. I think that just adds to the craft though, so I can overlook it. The beads themselves look like actual copper, which is hard to tell from the pics which make them just look like transparent orange beads."