Not knowing much about pearls, I took a chance on these knowing that Overstock.com has a good return policy. These were a Christmas gift. The multi-color pearls are very subtle in coloration. Size is very consistent. These can be worn with evening or casual attire and can compliment just about any wardrobe. This gift was well received and considering the time I saved going online and not having to shop in-person, I'd say this was a good value. There may be better deals with discounts just before the holidays, but again with online convenience, I'd say these were a good buy! About the only thing I wish I could've combined with this would be a matching pair of earrings.