I ordered a different pearl necklace a month before for my mother and I was not totally pleased with it; the pearls were all irregular and the color was ok. I ordered this one later for my daughter and it is truly beautiful, consistent size of pearls and brilliant luster. I would definitely buy it again for a gift (already have my own). I looked around a lot before purchasing this one and I think the quality is consistent with the jewelers I visited. Worth the buy!