24" black pearls just came. They're beautiful. Earrings look small but they measure the same as necklace. so far I have bought white earings with diamonds, 18" white pearls ,18" black pearls and black pearl earings and I am very satisfied. Got my first pearls 50 years ago. The blemishes on pearls prove that they are real. If they were fake they would be perfect. Real pearls when rubbed on your teeth feel rough fake pearls feel smooth.
Got these for my maid of honor because she mentioned she always wanted a strand of black pearls. Gorgeous and evenly sized, with no pits. All the pearls have a beautiful luster in various different shades. As a result, they'll match well with any outfit. My mom and I liked them so much now we want strands of our own!
These pearls glisten with a touch of class and a splash of pizazz!!! The illustrious iridescence of pink, lavender, green, and blue, make this 24" Black Pearl Strand a wonderful treasure to have in your collection. I will wear them with pride.
I was disappointed with the black pearls. As I have been in the jewelry business for 20 years, I really was hoping they would be of the same value I had purchased two years ago. Not So. I do not know what I will do with them as I have lost the paperwork for them, I guess I will give them to my grandaughters to play with. That is all they are worth. I will probably not buy f rom you again.
I bought these pearls for my mother last year for Christmas. I purchased them before Thanksgiving and received them very quickly. I liked the pearls but did not like the clasp (its too small for senior fingers). I took the pearls to a local jeweler who restrung them and changed the clasp to one that was much more substantial (cost about $300.00). The jeweler appraised the finished necklace at $1000.00. I was shocked and very pleased. My mother treasures the pearls. I'm here now, looking for earrings to match.
I've purchased most of my good jewlery from Overstock, including a gorgeous set of white pearls so I didn't hesitate to do so again for these. However, I was shocked and very let down when I got them. The shape of the pearls is terrible and is noticably bad even if you're not looking closely. Some pearls look green and others look purple, all with only a black sheen over them. Definitely not the kind of black pearls I'd been looking for. Additionally, the necklace is very long, too long. It really ruins the line and necklines of the out fits I wanted to wear it with (Since I'd be wearing it to work the necklines of said outfits are not going to be low cut and so they would not work). I would say look for Akoya cultured pearls, those have always worked out well for me.
Now I'm not an expert on pearls. So what I see is a very nice string of pearls. I would recommend these to anyone. I don't know how you could complain about these. I think some people are just picky. For the price, I think these pearls are a bargain. If you don¿t, like the way they are strung or don't think the clasp is up to standards then get them restrung and pick out a better clasp. The pearls are well worth the money you pay for these.
I bought the necklace as a birthday present for my step mother. The pearls, themselves, were beautiful, unique, and worth the price. However, I was a little disappointed in how they were strung. The 14K gold clasp was fine, but the strand, itself, appeared crooked or bent in a couple of places. The necklace does look very nice once placed on the neck, however, so I would still recommend it to others.
The 18-inch length fits both my daughter and I beautifully. My daughter said she could tell the quality difference from the "pearls" she has, and that she'd like a set for herself (white). My only concern is that the hook in the latch bent a bit when I was trying it on. I bent it back and it seems okay, but I wish the latch was sturdier. Still, I'm thrilled to have these pearls and at this price!
I've got the 24" white strand and have been so pleased that I decided to get these black pearls for a friend. Wow! The colors are much, much richer than the above photo indicates, and far superior to any freshwater black pearls I've seen in stores this season. There are hints of blue, teal green and plum purple in these irridescent, gems. They really are $400-$500 pearls. And at just $59, much lower than a website saying it's got the best pearl prices on the web. They don't. Overstock does. I started buying pearls here two years ago and wouldn't buy them anywhere else now, because I can actually afford to give these lavish gifts to all the special women in our lives. Thank you Overstock!