Now let me say from the start: I do NOT and will NEVER use pink on a pipe! This stem insert is red, but for some reason it shows up in the photos as pinkish. Also, the pipe is not asymmetrical as it look in some pics. It is also not wonky or built like a boomerang. Now. what a stunning piece of wood this is! Beautiful flamegrain on the sides, and a neat "birds nest" of birdseye on the bottom. Fit the hand very comfortably and will do the the same to the pocket.