In a few words, is very good quality and the pearls are nice roud shape shiny . The gold is 14 karat which is far better than the 9 karat ones. My wife loved them. She has been using them since (not 24/7 of course), and no problem so far. I think the size is also perfect for average size persons. Not too big, not ttoo small. This was the first gift of this kind, but I am sure more will follow.