The pearls are not random as shown in the picture. Thry are very uniform forming chevron like pattern, and they lack luster, not very pretty. I will be returning this necklace. I always find really nice things at Overstock. However not when it comes to jewlery. When I buy jewlery I'm usually very disappointed. I'll get household items but I'm buying jewlery from here.
I was heartbroken at the quality of the "pearls". They were not freshwater-it looked like plastic coated beads-and it was obvious. The design of the necklace is very beautiful though. It is a BIG piece-I actually felt a bit overwhelmed even though I knew the dimensions when I ordered it. I'm 5'3"-and not a large person. It would probably be stunning on someone taller. They should reduce the price of this necklace (because of materials) or ensure that the pearls are authentic.