I got these as a present for christmas last year (2006). BEAUTIFUL! They cost 240. I wore them pretty much everyday...but THEN i noticed...ONE OF THE PEARLS FELL OUT! I thought that since these were REAL they would have held up better. I tried to get a replacement, but they were sold out. I ended up getting a store credit to Saks. Unbelievable. Therefore I only wear the $10 ones from the street...i'm sorry but I thought Chanel would have been more durable.