This strand of pearls is fine for everyday. They have blemishes but not obvious to the inexperienced eye. The retail price is inflated. I bought them for a friend's birthday and had them appraised. The jeweler stated they were an OK strand but only worth $150 to $200 retail not $650. I didn't expect them to appraise at $650 but thought they would be worth more than $200. You get what you pay for.
I wore these to work -- I tried them on the night before and forgot to take them off -- I had 3 compliments even before I got my coffee!!! They are beautiful!!! I will buy another strand for my daughter for her birthday.. perfect strand of pearls I can't wait to wear them to the wedding I bought them for the in first place --- if you are considering buying a strand of pearls -- this is it!! They however come in a small red velvet bag, if its a gift I would buy better packaging. And of course I received them when promised --- I am a loyal customer of Overtock..
I bought these pearls for my older daughter and niece 2 years ago. The necklaces were nice...not great...but okay for the price and the girls' ages. So I just bought another set for my younger daughter. The quality was just aweful! The pearls had decent weight and were strung nicely, but the appearance of almost every pearl was horrible. They color was flat and dull, though I didn't expect great luster for that price. However, the pearls were so noticeably and badly bumped and blemished that I would have been embarassed to present them as a gift to anyone or ever wear them myself. The product reviewers really need to do a better job checking these things before mailing them out to customers. As a result of being sent an aweful product, I'm out money from having to pay not only the return shipping but also a restocking fee!! So if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
I was very nervous buying these after reading all the reviews. But when I got the pearls. I was shocked. Perfectly round. creamy white luster, some minor imperfections, but honestly who will see it, they are so small. For the price, they are beautiful, heavy weight. The clasp is marked 14K. Hand strung, and knotted in between each pearl. Came in a nice box. Buy with confidence. These are a great buy!! If you are a pearl expert then these arent for you, you will notice the difference. But if you are looking to give some one a nice gift then go for it!
I am a true pearl lover as it is my birth stone. I have very expensive strands & not so expensive strands such as these ones. Right off the bat anyone who knows pearls should know they are not going to get perfect pearls, but for everyday pearls these fit the bill. I ordered these pearls because I wanted pearls I could wear everyday to work & I wouldn't want to wear my most expensive ones for that purpose. These pearls have a nice weight, have flaws but someone would have to be standing awfully close to you to notice. I like the clasp and the length is perfect. If you want perfect pearls expect to pay at least $1,000.00. But for everyday wear I highly recommend these. I think these pearls would make an excellent first strand gift for a young girl.
I "did my homework" before buying this necklace, and I am extremely pleased with the quality. I am also pleased with the Customer Service Dept., who answered all my e-mail questions about the grade, shape, color, luster, nacre thickness, blemishes. Free, fast shipping was great, too. Thanks!
Just fair warning for anyone considering buying these. I ordered 2 strands, one 30" and one 18". The 30" strand was beautiful, however, the 18" was not. Almost every pearl had very large, very noticable blemishes. I wondered if they had even sent me the wrong set. When I set up the return, the customer service person was apologetic, and indicated they would accept the pearls without charging me shipping and the normal $4.95 charge because it was a quality problem. However, once I had sent them back for return, I recieved an e-mail indicating that I would have to pay shipping and the $4.95 charge. All I can say is that experience was very disappointing. If you are considering buying these pearls, my advice is not set your expectations too high based on other customer feedback, becasue it appears to be luck of the draw on the quality-and note that you will pay to return them if you are one of the unlucky ones.
I love these pearls. This is the second strand I have ordered. The first was for my daughter-in-law from my son. I loved them so much that I ordered me some also. Very consistent shape. Great color and luster. Nice weight and they hang nicely. They came in a nice white leather bag instead of box but who cares about that. I worked in a jewelry store for many years and these pearls compare nicely to much higher priced pearls. Very good quality.
I ordered this strand and it is very pretty. Pretty well matched pearls and after wearing it to get the kinks out for a few hours hangs nicely. It matches perfectly with some leverback earrings and pearl bracelet I bought a few years ago. They all have a slightly rose cast that really looks nice and soft. Definitely worth the money!!
And these aren't of very good quality. Did not care for the color, they did not look natural, and the necklace had "kinks" in it that you could see when you put it on. Some of the pearls were obviously not round and there were noticeable size variations in the pearls. No wonder the price was so good. I did not want to pay a lot because these are for a teenager, but I would not recommend these to anyone.
I love the feel of the pearls, warm and soft, even though some of the pearls have small pits, but that is the due to the level of quality of the pearls. Perfect pearls would be so much more expensive. A very nice necklace overall and the knotting and clasp are perfectly done.
While I didn't expect these to be astounding based on the price, I thought they would seem a bit more substantive. The overall necklace is very light (almost like a child's necklace.) However, the color/appearance of the pearls are very nice; smooth and consistent. The clasp is disappointing. I believe it was supposed to be more of a hook style and it is not. It's a bit more complicated, more like an 's' that you then have to hook and the slide into a filigree clasp and click into place. I have small hands and had difficulty. I had purchased for our children's grandmother and there is no way she would be able to work this clasp by herself. While others might not be put off I would not recommend to one of my friends.
Far exceeded my expectations. The strand of pearls are very elegant and lovely looking; appear to be very much more expensive and of a very fine quality. I purchased this strand of pearls as a Christmas gift for a granddaughter, and would not hesitate to purchase them again as a gift or for my own personal use.