This is one of those rare cases where the photos, professional though they are, simply don't — can't, really — do the subject justice. Fully appreciating the iridescence of the finish requires holding it in your hands and moving it, letting the light play across the surface. The beauty is more than skin deep, too — the mandala etched into the bottom is likewise gorgeous, and the geometry of the ice-holding indentations is perfect. The checkered tiling on the neck even does double duty by providing a slip-free grip. How it holds up to actual usage remains to be seen, but in terms of appearance if nothing else, it leaps straight to first place in my collection.