I read some of the reviews and was very pleased with what I read. The pearls were a X'mas gift for my Wife and I checked the gift box on the on-line order form. The item came in a psuedo velvet like bag instead of the normal plastic zip lock bag. I inspected the pearls and found them to be free of any flaws and the overall color was good, not great- thats why I gave it 4 out of 5 stars, but what do expect for that price. The clasp and the way it was anchored to the clasp was of the standard type, not that of high end jewelry, but again, it is in line with the price. The most amazing part of the purchase was the quality of the pearls themselves, they had good symmetry and shape coupled with the good color made for a great buy at that price. Great overall purchase.