I thought I would be receiving a bright beautiful bead, instead more subtle, yet colorful earthy tones, plus the blue/turquoise color. Those of you who purchased the aquamarine stones from clearance...a perfect match. Carnelian, brown jade, blue turquoise, grey agate, golden yellow jade and many other colors will work well with this bead. I ordered 30 more before I wrote this review. :) Very pretty bead, unusual color blend. I love it. The price, unbelievable!