Not exactly as pictured. The pearls I received had more blemished than I would have liked, and the setting is so delicate that did not feel secure. For the money, I expect better quality. I am not sure if the quality varies by pair, so you may want to visit your local store to select the pearls you like. They are natural so no two pairs are alike. I had to send them back, but I love shopping in macy's and I will visit my local store to hand select them in person. This is the second time that I ordered something online and it looked completely different in person.