Although I've liked just about everything I've ever bought on Overstock, I was a little apprehensive about this purchase. For the price, I was afraid they would be cheap looking. Boy was I wrong. This set is absolutely beautiful. The pearls have a beautiful lustre and the gold clasp is very beautiful as well. I compared these pearls with the genuine cultured pearl necklace that my father bought for me at double this price from Japan 40 years ago and they are just as lovely. I figure my pearls are worth at least $600 now, if not more, and these pearls look worth that as well. I bought them for my niece's 21st birthday. I think she will be well surprised to receive such an elegant gift. Don't hesitate to buy.