This is a high quality necklace, and is very pretty. I needed something more casual for jeans and nights out at the bar (certainly not going to wear my black akoya pearls), and this fits what I was looking for perfectly. It is stilll very pretty and natural stones, so it still looks very classy, while not being over the top or flashy. I am happy with this. Afew small stones fell off upon opening, but it isn't noticeable at all.