I shopped around and compared prices with other stores before purchasing these pearls as a gift for my mother. I have to say there was no better deal out there - the quality and workmanship can't be beat for the price offered. I have already recommended this product to some of my friends. Despite what some of the reviews here have said, I found the clasp to be very easy to fasten and unfasten, and the individual pearls were very close in size to each other. You'd have to look very carefully to see any imperfections. Great value - great product.