I have serious doubts that these are real mabe pearls or 14k solid gold. Have considered taking them to a jeweler to find out. The pearls definitely don't pass the tooth scratch test-way too slippery to be real unless they are coated to obscure imperfections or color differences. And the gold looks to be gold filled at best. Really think I may have been swindled. But they do look beautiful on, so I will likely keep them and wear them. Will not buy jewelry from overstock.com again though.