These pearls were somewhat disappointing. While they are a pretty strand of pearls, they are not what I expected. They are baroque pearls rather than round pearls which was in no way indicated by their description. Nowhere in the detail does this company say that these pearls vary in size and shape. They are purported to be 8-9mm pearls. The image shown represents them to be all round, almost all the same size and shaped pearls. What I received was less than 8mm in some cases, irregularly shaped pearls which appear significantly smaller in size than my certified 9.0-9.4mm pearls which are all round. This isn't what I wanted or thought I was buying. They are pretty, but they are unquestionably baroque and should be described as such.
So after looking around in local stores for cultured pearls of a decent size I found these pearls. I was hesitant ,as the only pearls I could find for an equivalent price were tiny or very misshapen. I ordered anyways and boy was I glad I did. Only one was noticeably misshapen, the rest looked just as round as the ones going for hundreds of dollars. That one was still hardly noticeable and near the clasp. My girlfriend had wanted a pair of cultured pearls to be able to wear with outfits without having to wear her pearls she inherited. She was very happy with my gift.
i purchased two strands from which i hope to make one strand of the best and most closely matched. they are pretty from a distance but nowhere near close to AA quality as the colors, sheen and shape are far too variable. ...on the other hand, they were less expensive and much prettier than faux pearls i've seen in museum shops which cost much more. the bottom line is if you want perfect pearls then expect to pay for them. these are good enough for the price.
I ordered the Pearl necklace for myself as an early Christmas gift from my husband. Every single pearl is exquisite & true in color. I absolutely love it! I have worn it a couple of times to various events & have gotten numerous compliments on it. I highly recommend any one ordering it if you want a luxurious strand of pearls. The price was what got my attention at first but the pearls won my heart.
These have beautiful lustre. They're heavy. THey're definitely real. If you're looking for roundness, don't buy freshwater. By their nature, they're baroque, and these are. For freshwater, they're a great deal. Maybe not best gift for someone with several other cultured pearl pieces. Excellent for a "first-pearl" gift. I can't wait for my 16 year old to open them this Xmas!
typically, Overstock has GOOD price and GREAT quality...this was not the case. The pearls are not evenly shaped nor sized. There were several pearls with obvious marks on them. I am contemplating returning them as from far away (as in if you wear them, other's won't be able to tell that they are terrible quality) but close up, they look terrible!!! (As in if you were giving this as a present and the receiver looks at it in their hands, they can tell that it's a bad strand of necklace)
I bought these for my wife. I didn't like them, and she confirmed it, she didn't like them. They were not at all white like these pictures, they were very yellow. You may be able to get away with calling it antique white, but it's much more yellow than white. The quality of the pearls was mediocre at best. Very disappointed. I like Ostock and have had many positive experiences, but I do not/not recommend this item.