The weight, color and size of these pearls are commensurate with the product description and I really like the secure sterling silver clasp. However, the strand of pearls I received were noticably scratched/marked. You can't tell from a distance, but upon close inspection the flaws are obvious which is really a pity because this necklace is really gorgeous. Also, for pearls this size, the strand should have been individually knotted. If it hadn't been for the scratches and marks on the pearls, this would have been a 5-star rating. It hangs beautifully from the neck.