Bought this as a gift for my mom and its perfect for any occasion. The Pearl color is little on the half white shade and not pure white. That was the color I was looking for. It has nice shine and the pearls are neither too big nor very small. loved the size of the pearls. As far as usage, it's been just a week and have not used until now. The color and shine need to be checked may be after few months. As many have mentioned about the fish lock, I agree it's little different but once you know how to use it, it's easy. Would recommend this product.