This material looks like clear glass with gleaming flakes of gold flakes in the glass. The visual interest of this sparkling and stunning material as well as its form would make this vase an attractive stand alone art object. I've shown larger photos so you can see the amazing detail that is so hard to see in a smaller photograph. I've also show several views of the vase so you can view it from different angles. But the pictures can not capture the brilliance, sparkle, and color changes seen when held in your hand. This is a beautiful piece that would enhance any collection or be a great starter for a new collection!