I wasn't sure what the image was truly like when I purchased this on Overstock; I mainly went with what the reviews said. I bought it for my sister's birthday. On the day it arrived, I gave it to her. Both my mom and my sister thought it very pretty. I was very pleased because they are very picky people!! The strands of pearls were delicate and expensive looking. I have seen less flattering necklaces for a lot more money. This necklace is not flashy but sophisticated. You can wear this with something casual or dress it up with something more formal. I love the green! I would have kept the necklace myself had I not love my sister so much! ;-)) Btw, the box it arrived in was pretty in itself. Perfect gift.