This is the first time that I had used Overstock or purchased pearls. So I do not have a lot of expertise. But I was very satisfied with my purchase. I will be giving them away to my Bridesmaid's in my upcoming wedding. The colors work perfectly together and I think it is such a classic look but also more updated than a regular strand of white/ivory pearls. I liked them so much that I now really want the same necklace for myself! Also, the clasp is very nice...and the pearls look knotted between each one.