This "AA" quality pearls are a great bang for your buck. I bought this for my wife and she loves them. For people who do not know about pearl quality rating then just google it. I say this because for people who expect them to be perfect may be disappointed. "A" is the lowest jewelery quality pearls "AAA" is excellent and "AA" is just the right mix of quality vs price. On wholesale website you will see "AAAA" which is not an official rating but jewelery stores will buy them to put there best brand on them and thus is the most expensive.