My Fiance loved the necklace. The pearls are very beautiful and she commented on how heavy the necklace is. I think it is well worth the money. My only complaint is the box finish was rubbed on top because of the lack of protective packing. Like others have mentioned here the necklace is not secured well in the box and basically was bunched up in a corner when I opened it. So basically you need to hang the necklace to get the kinks out. The latch also seems a little difficult to use. But She loved it!! It was a wedding gift she wore at our wedding.