This necklaces is more beautiful in person. I love a lot of things about it. For one, the aquamarine stones are perfect. The fact that they don’t all match, makes me believe they are genuine. The intermittent set baroque pearls are brilliant and substantial. I also think it is very well made having silver bars gather the three strands at both ends of the necklace. That’s a smart way to construct a torsade necklace as with this one. The only thing I would warn potential buyers about is the thickness is as such that when clasped at the longest length on the extender, it wears like an 18 inch necklace, and not a 20 inch. Other than that, I’m very satisfied with my purchase. I’ve thought about it for a while (aquamarine being my birthstone) and I was thrilled to see it was on sale for more than half off the retail price.