Bought these for my grandmother to wear everyday so she didn't have to worry about replacing and maintaining expensive pearls. She wears them everyday. She loves them. She bought expensive real pearls around the same time. I can tell the difference if I look closely but she can't even tell which is which without asking to borrow my much younger eyes. lol
I'm not an expert - just a 60 year old grandma. I love my pearls. They may be "included" (see rating below), but I couldn't see any defects. Of course, I don't have a jeweler's eyepiece or any other type of magnification, so what I see with my bifocals is it. Use a little common sense. My advice is this - if all you have on your dresser is a little wooden jewelry box, then you will be pleased. If, however, you keep your jewelry in a safe, then these pearls are not for you.
I am very particular about my jewelry and I do not wear costume jewelry¿only the ¿real¿ stuff and mostly from Tiffany¿s. These pearls are VERY nice. Before purchasing anything I always shop around so I know what I am buying. I went to Mikimoto¿s to look at the best so I would know if these were good-they are. Mine were white-rose¿ and almost blemish free (just a few "rough spots" and very small dents which are only noticible when you hold the pearls up and examine them closely--not while wearing them) . The luster is very good too. I was surprised because I did not expect for the pearls to be so beautiful ¿I expected to return them and go to Mikimoto and spend 10x as much-but I don¿t have to!! They do NOT look like the pearls I've seen for much more (and for some times more then Mikimoto) in the department store-they were much better. I think this is a great deal.
I was very surprised to open up such a beautiful gift . Every woman should have a beautiful straind of pearls, but these surpass just being beautiful. Each pearl are equal in size and color and the length is perfect. They are worth much more then what you pay. You will be pleased.
Absolutely beautiful. I bought these for my Grandmother's 86th birthday. I can't wait to give them to her. Everyone I showed the pearls to were astounded at the great price and the quality of the pearls. It far exceeded by expectations.
These pearls are the best. I am able to double them up to look like a choker or simply wear them long. They look great dressed up, in slacks and a white blouse or with jeans and a tank top. You can wear them by themsleves or with layers of pearls to give more of a chanel look. I am very happy with this purchase.
The pearls are beautiful. After reading the other reviews, I felt confident I'd get a good product. From searching the web for a similar product at other sites, I'd say the "original price" of $1k wasn't totally accurate....I'd say more like $600-$700. But I paid under $200 at Overstock, so I real happy. When they arrived, I gave then a thorough once-over, and they really are nice. I'd would definitely recommend them.