Well I got the necklace about 2 weeks ago and it's lovely. I understood immediately when I saw it why some people are concerned over the clasp. It's very small and fragile looking. If you handle it properly and are careful, I'm sure it won't break. It's the perfect length for me and I love how small the pearls are, they don't feel guady. I love it and I'm sure I will be keeping this necklace for some time now.