I bought this for a gift this Christmas and I was shocked when I opened the box. The pearls all had tiny little holes allover them and the clasp did not stay securely closed. I thought maybe I overlooked something in the description but I checked again and the pearls in the photos look completely smooth and unblemished. Even the close up photo did not show any little holes on them. The photos are completely inaccurate for this item. I would NEVER have bought them had the photos showed all their flaws. I have seen lumpy pearls and pearls with slight blemishes but this necklace is completely blemished! I was very disappointed because the color is gorgeous and the size and weight are good. If only the pearls looked like the photos, I would have happily given this as a gift. I am returning this.