Before I ordered this, I priced tahitian pearl strands both locally and on the Internet, and all I can say is there aren't many 18 inch strands out there for around $350. So, this is a great value, particularly if you are looking for a tahitian strand that you aren't afraid to wear often for fear of losing or spoiling it. That said, the negatives are: (1) the pearls are not knotted as tightly as I would like; (2) upon close inspection, many of the pearls have pits and uneven nacre; and (3) although it is not apparent from the description, the pearls are of graduated sizes--the center pearl is larger than the 9.5 mm advertised and then they graduate down to around 8 mm at the ends. I would have preferred them to be all one size, even if they were all a little smaller. But, I am pleased overall and am keeping the strand.
I read all the reviews and decided I would buy this necklace. My first impression was the pearls were more gray than black. On closer inspection, I found others that were more gold/green. I thought the colors as variations on a theme matched and very pretty. I also liked the various shapes of the pearls. Unfortunately, one pearl in the front looked like it had a silver endcap that was very obvious and made the these pearls unacceptable. This was disappointing, but guess the pearls can't be inspected for defects.
my husband got this for me for my 27th birthday along with a south sea pendant from this website... and i love all of them especially this necklace! it compliments a casual or formal outfit... and i feel beautiful wearing them :) they're not flashy but in every way elegant. they come in lustrous gray color. when i first scrutinized each piece i was a bit disappointed coz there are visible marks in the surface especially in the big ones. but what could you expect for the price? but they're not noticeable though when you wear them especially at night. i went to LA chinatown this afternoon and had it appraised. my mom-in-law's jeweler who has been in the business for more than 20 yrs appraised it at $700... and added it costs more when you buy it in regular jewelry stores in the mall, maybe over a thousand dollars. told her i got it online but didnt tell her how much hehehe... i was wearing the necklace during the trip and on the way to the car felt proud as i strut along a chinatown sidewalk wearing a not less than $700 gorgeous black pearl necklace. thanks overstock!!!
I just bought these,I don't wear them. The person who weras them loves them and that is good for me.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Image was very close in colorand shape
- How accurate was the sizing? sizinig was spot on.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Exactly what I thought it would be.
I bought this Tahitian Pearl necklace as a Christmas present for my wife. She loved them so much, she wore them for our special New Year's Eve celebration at a nice restaurant. She proudly wears them and loves them. I do agree with another review on here however; Overstock needs to put them in a better box when they ship them. However, the pearls and quality are flawless in my opinion. Very good buy, and an excellent set of Tahitian Pearls. I also bought a pair of real Tahitian Pearl earrings here on Overstock for my wife as a Christmas present. They matched perfectly with this Tahitian Pearl necklace!
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The actual product is exactly like the picture!
- How accurate was the sizing? Sizing is perfectly accurate, except the string is 16 inches long instead of the normal 18 inches.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality of these Tahitian pearls is perfect, and exactly what I wanted to get for my wife.
This was a 30 year anniversary gift for my wife (pearl is the traditional gift for that year) It was everything described and is an excellent piece of jewelry The unique color (a dark green hue) has luster, the length is wonderful and this unique pearl necklace is a great addition to a jewelry collection.
Gorgeous for the price. Very well matched and light in color. Paid over double for another strand that was not nearly as nice as this, and returned to different merchant. You do not always get what you pay for. I am glad I did not give up my "Tahitian" internet pearl diving. Very happy with purchase.
The necklace is good value for money,as Tahitian pearls(even of a lower quality)are expensive.The pearls are a good size,lustre and colour. Unfortunately ,the central largest pearl is very noticeably blemished and pitted,which is just my bad luck, ( it wouldn't matter if it wasn't right in the middle!)I have found the clasp a bit fiddly but I'm hoping I'll get used to it.
I love the detailing of the pearls, the lines add so much style and uniqueness. I fell in love with the necklace when I saw it, I also fell in love with the necklace when I put it on for the first time. I love the products here, they are good quality and they are also relatively inexpensive.