I would definitely recommend giving this as a gift to impress friends... every woman is sure to appreciate a classic pearl strand. The slight variations in the pearls make it absolutely unique and it's a great bang for the buck. I bought both the white and black for myself and 4 more to give as gifts. The only negative some might think is that the necklace seems short, but I love that about it! They are also comfortable. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!