In the center is a turquoise color stone that has twisted curls and beading surrounding it. Other than the Italy mark there are no other markings. It appears either silver plated or perhaps a very low grade of silver like .500. I didn't want to mar the surface by testing. Has some fine light scratches and a super tiny ding here or there and the lid closes with a snap. Measures 1-1/8" diameter and its 3/8 deep inside. Displays beautifully!