This cake stand is absolutely gorgeous. The metal inlay against the white marble is stunning. The cake stand is super duper sturdy construction. I had a 2 tiered red-velvet cake (8" and 6"). The vendor was super courteous and let me know when the item would arrive in time for our birthday party. One note: don't put wet or greasy items (like cheese or frosting) on the marble as they leave a mark. Otherwise, super happy with the purchase!