This Miadora round white pearl necklace is the perfect addition to your favorite evening attire. Its Akoya pearls are sure to match with a number of your outfits and styles, while the 14-karat gold clasp makes fastening the necklace a cinch....more
I purchased these for my fiancee for Christmas. I was apprehensive because there had been some complaints of poor pearl quality/blemishes on other product reviews. Fortunately, Both myself and my fiance are very happy with the necklace. Below are a few key points.
Length: Some reviewers have complained about the length of these necklaces. The total length is almost exactly 18 inches, including the clasp. The actual length of pearls is around 17 Inches since the clasp takes up a bout a half inch on either side. I like the 18" length and feel it is probably the most versatile with different outfits. I don't feel like I was shortchanged because the length is advertised as 18", and I am aware that the clasp is going to take up a small portion of that length.
Clasp: Seems to be of good quality. Gold in color, I'm not sure if it's solid or plated. Although for the price I would assume it's plated or a low alloy. It closes securely and holds tight.
Construction: The pearls are individually knotted on high quality (silk?) string. They are knotted fairly tight, It took the necklace a few hours before it would hang naturally. I have read this is fairly common, that the strand needs to be "broken in". The pearls are drilled on center and are evenly sized.
Pearl Quality: This is where I was most worried. The reviews on most Akoya strands I have found are mostly positive, but varied. I thoroughly inspected the necklace when it arrived and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the pearls. The pearls are of good size - not too small, and they are evenly sized across the strand. I don't have a calipers, but they do appear to be around 7mm. The pearls have high luster and no visible (to the naked eye) imperfections. When inspected very carefully (with magnification) I was able to find a handful of small blemishes or pits. Once again, not visible to the naked eye, and not detracting from the appearance of the necklace. They are very light in color - sparkling white, not tinted gold or rose like others I have seen. Comparing the necklace to a pair of high quality pearl earrings from a very famous Japanese pearl company (The name sounds like a certain Iron chef Morimoto) I found them to be very close in luster and surface smoothness. From any distance further than 12 inches, the quality of the pearls were indistinguishable from the more expensive name brand. When we consider that an 18" strand of the first quality Japanese brand is ~15-20 times the cost of these pearls, I consider them a very good value.
Overall I am please with my purchase.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The image provided was representative of the pearls I received
How accurate was the sizing? Total strand length was 18", which is what was advertised
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality of the pearls, construction, and clasp was very nice.
I ordered the 24" length AAA akoya pearl strand. I had previously ordered the 18" AAA akoya strand and was extremely happy---------beautiful nacre and the quality of AAA as promised.
Always get the AAA quality in akoya pearls. You will never be sorry you went for quality. They are beautiful!
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? it was the same; I had ordered pearls previously in the AAA 18" and knew they were superior
How accurate was the sizing? Very accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality if most certainly AAA
After reading several good reviews and the "AAA" grade on the description, I decided to buy this for my wife. Unfortunately the necklace I received is nothing close to a "AAA" grading. Several of the pearls on the necklace I received were of poor quality. An "A" grade for this necklace would be highly generous in itself, but "AAA" grade is a completely absurd. Well I guess you get what you pay for. This is definitely going back.
I can't believe anyone would rate these as A let alone AAA. Some of the pearls were oblong, others dented with many pits and flaws even from a few feet away. I relied on the glowing reviews and got burnt! These pearls are going back and I will not order again. Wow!
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Not!
How accurate was the sizing? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poor
Because of many small flaws in the finish (visible to the naked eye and many in the middle of the string of pearls), I had to return this product. Because of the excellent reviews given by so many others and because of the excellent color and weight of these pearls, I would recommend them to others and hope they would receive pearls with fewer surface flaws.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The actual product had many small flaws not visible on screen image
How accurate was the sizing? very good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good in all ways except for numerous small finish flaws
Pearls as advertised. Imperfections if any were very small.( perfect pearls are almost impossible to find), colors well matched. Should vbe available in a pearl necklace travel folder, the satin pouch supplied would not protect them.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? did not do them justice
How accurate was the sizing? appears to be good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. as advertised
Superb quality, just as advertised. The pearls come in a pouch versus a gift box. The Overstock rep could not tell me if a box was included so I took a chance. The quality of the pearls makes up for the lack of a gift box.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Very good representation
How accurate was the sizing? Perfect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Love the necklace. Only disappointment was the lack of a gift box.
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