After much deliberation - we chose to go with a granite composite undermount sink for the kitchen. A farm sink would have been a better decor choice, but that was not an option for this since the sink is in a curved island.
It is a bit more modern than I would have liked, but it will blend in nicely to the counter tops we chose. I liked the idea that it was not super expensive because I have really pushed what I wanted to spend on other things. I loved the idea of copper, but the color would have looked odd and I do not defrost meat in my sink.