I bought this necklace for myself, im 21 years old and i was afraid that it might look too old on me. but when i received it and put it on, i got ALOT of comments on it. I read on some reviews that said pearls were oval and not round. If you look at it closely and examine it, you can tell. but when i was wearing it you couldnt see at all. The 18" length is just PERFECT i couldnt complain!!! everything about this product was superb...i would buy this again for my mom and friends. i def. recommend it for someone who is looking for a pearl necklace. also, when i got it. i had to hang up it for about 3 hours so it got straight. which isnt that big of a deal at all.