It did come with a small flaw in it, a crack in the back left of it. Probably from shaping, which is to be expected. A nice warm orange color of the red aventurine is a nice contrast to the regular baubles i usually wear. The cord, being either leather or some synthetic material is a bit shorter than I'm used to, (about 18 inches) and has a somewhat difficult lobster clasp. Still overall a great piece for a fair price.