However if you have a lamp with a simple, sleek design and pattern, feel free to take it up a notch on top.
One of my favorite go-to finials is a cylindrical lucite number, but I also keep a few super simple brass, nickel and chrome versions on hand for when I need the bare minimum. And then there's these, featured in the March 2012 House Beautiful.
Agate finials are not new to the finial market, but they're still super fab. All the way live.