This DaVonna fashion pearl necklace is a complement to various styles. It offers a strand of white cultured freshwater pearls. Accented with a 14-karat yellow gold clasp, this necklace is eye-catching. Wear it with great formal fashions. ...more
This strand is AA quality, white, mostly round, w/a very high luster and some blemishes. It is also absolutely beautiful, and not just 'for the price'. In any jewelry store, this quality and size would retail for a minimum of $450. You might find them on sale for $250, but to get them for less than $100 is a steal.
I own several strands of freshwater pearls, and one strand of akoya. I actually prefer the less 'perfect' look of the freshwater strands. They look more real to me, and people don't see the flaws when you're wearing them. Only you see them when you hold them in your hands and examine them closely. If you want perfect pearls, by all means, pay the extra money for the akoya. Overstock has some good deals on those as well. But if you want more bang for your buck, and pearls that are a nice weight, size, shape, and luster, invest in these. You won't be disappointed, and you'll end up with something very rich looking for pennies on the dollar.
This string of pearls have a good luster and they are uniform in size and shape and they are the full 7.5/8mm as promised. The weight is also nice. Being freshwater it is often hard to tell if they are good based on the picture. But the picture is on target.
I would have given them a "5", the main reason I did not is that the clasp is skimpy, one would say cheap and does not do justice to the necklace, but you can not really notice unless you are the one fastening it.
The pearls are knotted which is important, it took magnifying glass to see the knots as well as a few pocks and spots (these do not take away from the necklace as it is really very pretty.
I am keeping this one, but I am returning my two stand braclet as it not knotted and the clasp is useless other than for looks.
Also the shipping was wonderful, it arrived in three days!!!
I purchased these pearls based mainly on the previous reviews, and I have to admit...I love them. They're perfictly round, and exactly as advertisedl They were the perfect size and I have received many compliments on them. These were my first strand of pearls, and I'm very satisfied with the purchase. They compliment eveything I wear...and I am very particular with my outfits. I would definately reconemnd them to anyone else considering them.
First necklace I received was horribly flawed. The replacement was slightly better-- the scratches, pocks and bubbles were fewer and at least closer to the clasp instead of on the most noticeable pearls in front. I am not a pearl expert, but I suspect this is not as great a deal as most of the merchandise on Overstock. I kept it because I figured the odds of yet another replacement being any better were low, and I'm not quite willing to shell out full price for a perfect one.
The photo has been changed since I bought the necklace; the original one correctly reflected the off-white color of the pearls where in the current picture they apear to be white (but aren't).
I ordered these pearls without high expectations. Being freshwater pearls, I expected shape and color variances. However, I was totally WOWed by the quality of this strand. There are a few minor imperfections as is to be expected but the overall look is georgous and the flaws are not at all noticable when wearing them.
the strings holding the pearls were initially too stiff, making the pearls look awkward when worn.
it takes time for it to loosen up. other than that, pearls look great for its value.
i bought this for my girlfriend and she liked it.
the only problem she had with it was that the pearls were cultured so it wasn't "real"
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? looks identical
How accurate was the sizing? pretty accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality for price
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