This beautifully carved topaz skull measures 1.25" (32.5mm) wide x 1" (25mm) high. The skull you see in the photo is the actual item you will receive. I noticed a spot on the top that looks like damage, but it has not been dropped since I've received it, so I can only assume that it is a natural flaw of the stone. Please see photos, as I have not hidden anything. It is said that topaz is used for protection from envy, intrigue, disease, injury, sudden death, scrying, and negative magic.