This is a really lovely piece with facets to catch the light. We sand carve these awards (similar to sand blasting but with very fine grit and nozzles) from behind, leaving the front smooth. It makes for a lovely deep etch that has depth and clarity. We can paint fill the etching but we think it reduces the 3D look.Carved from behind the front remains smooth making this a truly elegant memento. Comes in a nice presentation box (show with different product).