These were a birthday present for my daughter, she loves pearls. I'm very pleased with the luster, quality, and size of the pearls. My only concern is that they aren't knotted between each pearl, but for what I paid for these beautiful pearls, guess I can't complain. I've bought other pearls from "O" in the past and have always been very pleased with the quality. Thank you for making these quality pieces available to us at such great prices.