"the pearls are freshwater ones, rice shaped and are good. The clasp( or maybe half of it) is of such poor quality that it already bent (and looks like it will break) even before I wore it. I am using the pearls for a beading project so it does not matter. If you plan to wear the necklace, I would restring it, maybe even put knots in between the pearls, and put a different clasp on it. All in all good value. I am pleased."