I have always been hesitant with purchasing the bone pieces. Although they are very special, I have always felt squeamish for lack of a better word. This cheese board/trivet is so beautiful!!! I'm very happy to have it in my home. It compliments the white with gold dishes I purchased from GlobeIn nicely! It's perfect for entertaining and when not being used for that it looks gorgeous on display in my dining room! I absolutely love it!