Pearls are absolutely beautiful. The color and luster is amazing and there are hardly any blemishes on them. The only concern is the clasp. Although it is beautiful with all the tiny diamonds, it is very hard to open and close. I've owned 6 strands of tahitians over the years and this clasp is the only one that has ever given me any trouble getting into. Some day I hope to purchase another strand just like these and have them strung together to a 24" length so I can just put them over my head and not have to use the clasp at all. Great value for the money.