"Bill says it - "very nice piece", and superb craftsmanship. If I had to do over however I would wait until you get the cremains returned or as they suggest - ask when dropping off your loved one. I didn't think to do this and found this urn the day after. Going by the suggested size chart the one I ordered was way large... but that is okay with us - Sammie was a big girl and memorial satisfying. You need to take into account your pets large - 100+ lbs due to being fat because of disease, age, or improper diet, or 100+ lbs because they were a muscular, big boned brute. Fat is an oil and will burn away leaving little ash, where as muscle & bone will leave more cremains. In the emotional moment I didn't think of that."