Large Baroque pearls can be very expensive - especially if you have to have them strung by a jeweler. This pearl necklace has medium-size pearls with a few "gold coin" pearls interspersed. The quality of the pearls is good, considering the low price and the gold touches add .an extra interest. The necklace can be worn with either pearl or gold earrings. This length is hard to find, however there is no claspe on the necklace... not neededed as it slips over the head easily. I gave 5 necklaces to the girls in my family and they ALL just raved at how pretty they are. Good buy.