This classy Akoya pearl necklace with pearls from Japan adds a touch of style to any outfit, whether casual or formal. The single strand of individually knotted white pearls is secured with a 14-karat gold fishhook clasp and has a high-polish finish. ...more
It was a pearl strand, but of very poor quality. Almost all of the pearls had pits. I have returned the strand. I am still waiting for a refund. A better description would have been nice. I would not have wasted my time or money if I had known how poor the quality was.
I've wanted a "grown-up" string of pearls for years and years but wasn't willing to spend the money. This string of Akoya pearls arrived today and I have had an opportunity to examine them closely and I am happy to pronounce them very good value for the cost. The flaws are very, very minor and can only be seen on close inspection -- certainly no one should be "up in your face" to a degree that would reveal the tiny imperfections. They're very nicely matched, well knotted, and they have good sheen and a very slight pinkish-green cast. For the price, you can't beat these. The actual strand of pearls is 17 inches, but when you add in the clasps, the entire piece is about 18 inches. (Be advised, they do not come in a box - only an Overstock jewelry pouch, and there is no maker's label.)
I am a first time customer on overstock.com. Since I have been trying to find pearls at a reasonable price for my twin daughters as a graduation present and I had just seen an ad for overstock.com on TV, I decided to check it out. I just received my order and I am thrilled. I had previously looked at 18" 7 1/2-8 mm strands and couldn't find anything that looked decent for under $1,000. The pearls I ordered from overstock.com have a beautiful luster and are perfectly matching in size. I will recommend them to everyone I know. They are of excellent quality and a great value. I couldn't be happier!
Every pearl on this strand was pitted or marred in some manner. It was unfortunate, as the color and size of the pearls were fine. The return was handled well, however, and the Akoya earrings I bought with the strand are lovely.
While I understood that this necklace was not going to be a string of Mikimoto Pearls I wasn't expecting the quality of pearl the was received. With the occasional blemish on the pearl I do believe that these pearls are the AA rating that Overstock describes. The thing is, even if they are not, what kind of akoya pearls can be expected at this price? I used to work in a luxury end jewelry store selling Mikimoto Pearls and others. Let me say that for a couple of thousand dollars less I am extremely happy with my purchase and so is my fiancee. My only criticism of the product is the clasp. While it is pretty typical of a string of pearls and I understand that a smaller gold clasp will keep the price down...you may want have a bigger clasp put on after your purchase. I am very pleased with my purchase and definitely recommend it to others especially if they can't afford or don't want to spend the money on much pricier name brands.
I purchased this necklace for my mom for Christmas. She loved it. I do not much about pearls but these pearls are beautiful! I will buy more Akoya pearls from Overstock.com. Even if I was extremely happy with the purchase I gave only a 4 stars rating because the necklace did not come with a card of authenticity so I hope the pearls are true Akoya pearls.
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