I shouldn't say I was disappointed, because I did read the other reviews; I just should have believed them. When others said the stones turn to the "wrong" side, I just figured you could straighten it out occassionally while you were wearing it and it was no big deal. Well, I can't get it on straight in the first place. I can't get all the stones to face the same direction at the same time. It is a pretty necklace, and I am keeping it because I've been looking for a necklace like this, but only about half of the stones are face up and sparkling.