This set of salt & peppermills would make a perfect gift for that "hard to buy for" person. It will also grace your table or kitchen as an excellent conversation piece. The black enamel finish of the smooth twist handle and high quality ceramic grinding mechanism makes for easy grinding of salt which can be adjusted by turning the top knob for fine or coarse grind. Only a ceramic center allows for the use of salt, perfect for all the fancy salts available. The various pepper berries may be used together or separately depending on the desired out come in the Antique Style pepper mill with the Antique Bronze finish. The mechanism allows the grind to be adjusted from coarse to extra fine by turning the wheel at the top of the mill. The pepper mill is metal without the ceramic center that the salt mill contains. The body of the mills has turned from exotic Mopani from Southern Africa which is very eye catching. No two are the same due to the grain and each one is turned individually making them an original. They are sold as a set with the shape being similar. They are very comfortable to hold. They have a very durable multi-layer acrylic hand applied food safe finish. They can be washed with soap & water, then dried. They CAN NOT be put in a dishwasher. If they appear dry or feel dry apply mineral oil and buff with a microfiber cloth. The salt mill is approx. 2.5"dia. x 6.25H. The pepper mill is approx.2.5" dia. x 8"H. Instructions for the care of wood and the name of the wood with its origin is included with the purchase.