These are great staple jewelry item. I received one strand that was slightly larger and duller than the rest but still quite an impressive set. This is packaged beautifully and would be an amazing gift. Definately a wow factor. No they are not round but close enough to not be a distraction. If you look close you may find a little ding here or there. Overall they have a very nice luster and are consistent in size. Highly recommend these.