I had to return this item. Maybe it was just a problem with the one I received, but every pearl in the strand was odd-shaped - oval, oblong, lumpy - and every single one had dents and scratches on it. I thought about keeping it since the price was a bargain, and you wouldn't necessarily notice the flaws from 20 feet away. But I knew that anyone who stepped in close to look at my necklace (as you know, some ladies will do this!) will notice the flaws. I have purchased an 18-inch strand from overstock before and that one was fine. I was really disappointed that this one was such poor quality and I had to spend $5 to return it!
The pearls are a beautiful color, they are a great size, and the workmanship is great; however, I received an 18 inch necklace not a 16 inch necklace. I also ordered this necklace in black and I did receive a 16 inch length; however, the pearls were quite a bit smaller. I am probably going to return this necklace but I shouldn't have to pay for re-stocking fees when I clearly did not receive the correct product. I might also add that the packing slip and label on the pouch clearly show 16 inches. For anyone who specifically wants a 16 inch necklace, all I have to say is buyer beware.
Since there were no other reviews of this necklace (I think I'm the first to write a review), I was apprehensive to buy the necklace. Plus, the pictures of this necklace didn't look that great. BUT, I am very pleased with this purchase. The pearl necklace is the perfect length (16 inches) - I always wanted one that fit nicely around the neck and that wasn't too long. The pearl size is consistent throughout, the luster is nice, and the pearls are a nice white color. The size of the pearls are also not too big, but not too small either. This is a great classic necklace. I recommend this buy!
Although this may seeeem like a very attractive offer, caveat emptor...it is total junk, not to mention NOT RETURNABLE! The clasp is of bubble gum machine quality and will not latch at all and is VERY, VERY, VERY poorly made. It makes me feel as if the quality described is not at all what I received , much less paid for. The packaging was absolutely shocking as well. For a necklace touted as a nearly $500 value, it was sent in a plastic bag in a very cheap pleather pouch. I'm more than disgusted with this purchase. So, now I am stuck either trying to find someone to replace the junk clasp or just start over from scratch on this would be graduation gift. Shame on Overstock for trying to pawn this off as quality jewelry and shame on me for falling for it. Ugh.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Notice that you cannot see the clasp clearly, there's a reason for that!
- How accurate was the sizing? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Bubble Gum Machine Quality at bestxc
Beautiful pearls, good value, however, as others mentioned the clasp is unusually small and delicate and this makes it virtually impossible to put on w/o assistance. I will take to my jeweler to have the clasp replaced (about $$.) which negates the value. .
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? OK
- How accurate was the sizing? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
Nice value for the price. The necklace appeared to be the same as the photo in the ad. I was not satisfied with the clasp however. Seems to be hard to clasp and unclasp.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Yes
- How accurate was the sizing? True ti size.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Appears to be of good quality.
I purchased these for my wife for Christmas 2009. She absolutely loved the necklace. The quality of the pearls was better than expected. The 16in length provides versatility as these pearls can be worn casually or during formal occasions. In addition to the quality and appearance, the price was very reasonable. My only critique is that the necklace is not available in white gold.Product is highly recommended, and like much of Overstock's jewelry selection (depending on the buyers knowledge of such), it rivals that of anything found in a high-mark-up jewel retailer.
The pearl necklace that I recently ordered was exactly what I wanted! I already have a pearl necklace with diamond accents. I wanted necklace that I could wear casually every day as well on a formal occasion. The quality, size of the pearls & the workmanship are excellent for the price. I'm very happy with my purchase!
I am so happy with this purchase, first ordered one, then two more for my sister and my niece. The choker length is perfect, the pearl size is great not too big and not too small, it will match any outfit. Every girl should have a pearl strand, this is the one for me.
I got these pearls for my wife for our 3rd anniversary. The pearls themselves were not perfect, a little oblong and some flaws, but on my wife's neck they look great. She was very, very pleased with them. The necklace feels very well made. If I had to make this purchase again, I would. You just can't beat the price.
These pearls are beautiful and I have already received many compliments on them. Extremely good value for the money! I am a bit worried about the stringing. It looks a bit flimsy. I do wear the pearls a lot and I am concerned the stringing may not hold up. Other then that concern, I could not be happier.
This pearl necklace is worth every penny of it's price. The size of the pearls is just right, and all the pearls are very uniform in size/shape and color which is quite rare for freshwater pearls. A few pearls have a blemish here or there, but it's quite clean otherwise - you definitely can't tell when you wear the pearls. The necklace is very graceful as it hits right at the collar bone. Pearls have a nice weight. The luster isn't fabulous but definitely above average. Again, for the price, it's a rare find on Overstock. I'm sure a necklace of this quality would easily cost $200 or more from a retail jewelry store. Go ahead and buy this necklace as a standard and upgrade later to an akoya pearl necklace when you hit the next major milestone in life, have a bit more money, and want to treat yourself to something really special.
I bought these for a gift for a young teenage girl for a special occasion. I was excited to be able to buy her pearls to mark this event but was disappointed with the stringing. The pearls are a good size, all rather large. The clasp, which other reviewers had issue with, worked smoothly and with no problem. My problem with this product was the stringing. Usually when pearls, or any natural beads are strung, they are first layed out from smallest to largest and back. This is so the beads or pearls all will look to be of similar size when the necklace is complete. It seemed that the person or persons stringing the pearls just picked up any size pearl to add to the strand next. The effect empathsized the size differences and retracted from what could have been a beautiful necklace. Restringing might be an option. Also, as mentioned in previous reviews, the packaging leaves a lot to be desired.
I wish the pearls had come in a nicer packaging! Even though they seemed ok in themselves, just the small, cheap little velvet-imitation bag they came in made them look very much like a cheap gift I would be embarrassed to give. I found a better way to package them...but it would have been so much nicer if the bag they came in had been a nice, proper bag. Otherwise, I don't really have a lot of experience with jewelry, especially pearls, but I guess they are ok...I'm not sure, just going on a lot of other reviews to help guide me.
graduation gift, nice weight, true to photo, I would buy again.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? true
- How accurate was the sizing? true
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. nice quality for the price
I bought this necklace for my wife for Christmas. The pearls were exactly as described, I just underestimated how long the strand was. It is definitely a choker necklace, so be aware of that before you buy. I believe my wife still likes it though.
I am very happy with these pearls. The color is very good and they are well made. I would like a larger clasp and may have that done, but all in all I am very pleased to have such nice pearls at such a moderate price.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? very well
- How accurate was the sizing? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very nice, though the clasp is very small