The color and texture are fantastic and the quality of the item is superb. Unfortunately I can't give this item a better rating as it did not come with the incense holder as shown in the picture, which was really disappointing. Thankfully, the incense I had ordered to use with it came with a small, ceramic square holder. If someone did not own an incense holder they would not be able to use this plate for sticks. If I knew this beforehand I would not have bought this item as I wanted a built in holder, but despite that one major grievance the item is still well made and I will be using it.