Even though this 7" ashtray is nearly 2 pounds it doesn't feel heavy enough to be actual marble. The reddish brown swirling look of rock and stone give the ashtray the appearance of agate. The surface is smooth and the reddish brown colors are perfect for a natural, out doors, earthy type of decor. The bottom offers protection to your furnishings with a brown felt pad. There are no nicks, chips, cracks or other issues found.