Each pearl is individually knotted onto this sophisticated 18-inch black pearl strand necklace. The grade-AA, round freshwater pearls each measure 7.5-8 millimeters in diameter. The necklace is secured by a 14-karat white-gold, fish-eye clasp....more
The pearls were really beautiful and looked better than AA grade. They were more radiant, larger, and had less blemishes than the AA grade black pearls I purchased for $90 from a jewelry store. The only problem I noticed is that I dislike fishhook clasps. They are really secure and great in case it accidentally comes undone, the necklace won't fall off, but the side where the hook is has scratched the pearl on the end. I guess no one really sees it, but it is just not a good clasp for such delicate pearls. And for anyone buying black freshwater pearls, they should know that "black" pearls are not literally black. They are dyed black but still have the regular iridescence of an undyed pearl, which gives it that rainbow/peacock color. Even Tahitian pearls, which are naturally black, contain a metallic to rainbow-like sheen. Also, real pearls are never perfectly round! The only perfectly round pearls are fake ones. Nature is not perfect. So all the bad reviewers need to educate themselves before purchasing pearls.
Arrived fairly quickly, however the necklace was shipped in a padded envelope. Inside was a plastic bag containing the pearls - Not a huge deal, but I would think they should be in a box.
Pearls were many different colors. The image on the web site does not represent the actual item.
I bought these pearls as a mother's day gift. They were very pretty, had a nice weight, and actually had kind of a purple hue to them. My mother absolutely loved them, and I've noticed that she wears them all the time.
I can't say enough how beautiful these black pearls are. The picture doesn't come close to their actual beauty. The rainbowing is plentiful, and in greens, pinks, some grays, even a few bluish rainbows. I will treasure these all my life.
Also, the strand is made very strongly. It won't break with proper care. If you buy this, you won't be sorry, I promise.
This is the first item with Overstock that I have returned...and I couldnt get them sent back fast enough....they shouldnt be called black pearls...more like shinny glass beads in dark green, bluish tint and purple attempting to pass as black pearls. I had purchased them as a gift and would have been embarrassed to give them . Beware of this one!!
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