I guess we're all ambivalent about buying a high-ticket item over the internet. After reading the reviews for these pearls, I decided to take the plunge, and I am so glad I did! These are the most lustrous pearls I've ever seen! My husband and I bought them for our soon-to-be daughter-in-law for her hard work earning her master's degree. She put them on, and they were absolutely stunning! The pearls are very nearly perfect, and she was delighted with them. I believed if they were not good quality that I could always send them back -- but we are 100% satisfied with this purchase.