These pearls are exactly as described by reviewers. They have a beautiful luster, nice and round and hardly any if any blemishes. They were also uniform in size for each strand. My problem is that I bought 8 necklaces for the bridesmaids to wear in my daughter's wedding. They are all beautiful, but some strands have all 8 millimeter pearls, and some strands have all 5 millimeter pearls. You don't know what you're going to get! Who will I give the little pearls to? I guess the skinnest bridesmaids! I studied the market extensively and found these to be the best price for AAA pearls.