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Mislead by all of the positive reviews: Questionable quality
on December 30, 2011
I usually don't write reviews because I'm generally very happy with what I purchase off of Amazon. These pearls, at first glance, look very nice from the picture online; however, there is a reason why there isn't a zoomed up image of the pearls. They are very flawed, and the silver accents just serve to cover the flaws. The clasp (metal loop where the clasp loops into lock) is also bent and broken when I received it from Pearls Only. The packaging left a lot to be desired. When you open up the shipment bag, everything was packaged in a cheap clear plastic bag, willy nilly. The actual box holding the pearls was stained and all of the pieces were not even secured within the box. The metal where the earrings loop into your ears looks very flimsy and thin, which makes me weary that they will break after a few usages. The colorful decorative bags meant to store the pearls look at most worth $1.50! This set was definitely not even worth the $79 I paid for it. How can the list price be $395?! I bought it as a graduation present, and now I'm pretty embarrassed to gift it. It is a good thing I had it shipped to me first. If it went directly to the recipient, there would have been no way to take back the negative first impression.