I ordered these pearls because I wanted a longer strain of larger pearls. These fit the bill perfectly and yet still look classic. For the most part, the pearls are round and uniform. Because of the larger pearl size, I do see dimples and blemishes with the naked eye. If you are looking for blemish-free pearls without dimples and a few stretches, don't order these. If you are looking for value, you'll be pleased with these freshwater pearls. I wore mine to a fancy ballet gala, and they looked lovely against a black dress. You won't notice the imperfections while on your neck. The neckless is heavy and the gold ball closure won't present a problem for even an elderly person, because the neckless is long enough to slip over your head. For xxx, they are real pearls and worth the price. But if you're looking for perfect pearls, either order a smaller 7.5mm size, or spend the extra *** that more perfect pearls cost. From Overstock.com, I ordered a smaller pearl size [the 7.5mm/8mm - 18 inches for *** ] and they had few blemishes. Overall, I am pleased and will keep both necklaces.
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