So I bought these for a Christmas gift along with several other items, and only this one arrived in time, though they were all supposed to arrive by 12/24. The pearls were round, but one was a little off from the other, almost expected with fresh water pearls. The diamonds were not as clear as I would have liked, I could see the inclusions from several inches away. The color of the diamonds seemed true to the advertisement. They were brighter white against an off-white pearl. One pearl had a blemish that might have been natural, but it was right in the center of the pearl. It bugged me a little. I gave the earrings to a family member for Christmas who really appreciated them, so it all came out ok. If I had more time, I would have returned them and spent $XX on something else.