I purchased these for my wife for Christmas 2009. She absolutely loved the necklace. The quality of the pearls was better than expected. The 16in length provides versatility as these pearls can be worn casually or during formal occasions. In addition to the quality and appearance, the price was very reasonable. My only critique is that the necklace is not available in white gold.Product is highly recommended, and like much of Overstock's jewelry selection (depending on the buyers knowledge of such), it rivals that of anything found in a high-mark-up jewel retailer.