I’m so glad I celebrated myself, for the first time in my life, I think. I chose this elegant necklace for raising 4 amazing children, all my missed birthdays, and because everyone who adores pearls would appreciate this unique strand. I was worried the chains would catch on silk and wool clothing, but that has not been a problem. In fact, this necklace has a lovely drape over clothes. The chain sparkles, the pearls are luminous, it’s nice not to have to fumble with a clasp, it’s a good length, and there’s no “itchy” feeling on the neck. The only problem was at delivery. The necklace was loose in a plain ziplock bag, shipped in a soft envelope. I didn’t see any damage, except that it took awhile to unknot the strand. Regardless, I appreciate shipping services, and ultimately that this necklace is the perfect gift to myself.