To begin, these pearls are very white and most have a very high luster and beautiful orient. Unfortunately, many of the pearls are button pearls, not off-round, and the flat side is dull and looks more like chalk than pearl nacre. This might not bother most people, but it is an obvious feature, as the flat, dull sided pearls visibly dot their way throughout the shiny high luster pearls, which I found to be disturbing enough to return them. It might be that I received a defective strand and others will not be made the same way, but I wasn't willing to take the chance with a replacement and chose to buy something else with more consistent shape and luster. Button pearls belong on rings and earrings, not necklaces.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The photos give the impression that all pearls have high luster, but the strand I received did not.
- How accurate was the sizing? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. mediocre