This is a nice center piece for any necklace or bracelet. The stone is banded onyx with a great variety of earth tone colors. The stone is layered with browns, tans, clears, and white. The symmetry of the banding lends to being placed on jewelry either vertically or horizontally. This cabochon has a great polish front and back. The back side has a beveled edge on the transition from the back to the side to strengthen the stones integrity. Thank you for looking.