Overall great value for the money. Appearance, quality and consistency of the pearls are excellent. The . The only minor issue is the pearl neckalce did not lay down evenly. That was easily correctable by gently manipulating the pearls on the neclace. The box should be either part of all of the pearl purchases or an option to purcahse separately for other pearl necklaces. My wife is very pleased with the pearls, the size of the pearls (7-7.5mm) and the overal quality and appearance.