The marble-grey, sandstone-patterned acrylic accent and stem of this Ardor might strike some as rather unusual, but, well, for Ardor I suppose it is - just not in the they'd expect. It's actually pretty muted, for Ardor. Whether it's translucent electric blue, or a mosaic pattern of various shades and hues, Ardor, to put it lightly, has a thing for very, very colorful stems and accents. Perhaps their relatively subdued choice here was a result of not wanting to distract too much from the hand-carved intricacies of their, again, unique, Meteora finish.
- Eric N. Squires