Like many others I was weary of ordering knowing there would be no appraisal or documentation of its merits. However, when I opened up the box before giving them to my fiance for Christmas, I was very happy to see their quality, especially after looking at similar pearl necklaces in the mall and at department stores. They have a couple of imperfections that no one could ever tell, but I do wish the luster was a little more or higher. Needless to say, my fiance loved them and has received many compliments already. Great purchase for the price! I just hope they appraise for what I paid for them.