I just recieved this necklace from Saks in San Antonio via SA Brandi. I had not seen this necklace IRL before but after viewing pics here, and of late being on a full throttle "Chanel binge" (3 bags in 2 months)......I decided to order it. I have to say I love it. I have several necklaces of real pearls but I still find the quality and the weight of this one really nice. As you all know it is about 35 or 26 inches long so it can easily be doubled and it just looks good! It was $725.00 and she just got them in in both silver and gold. This is a purchase I think would be good for all and a nice piece of jewelry that will never go out of style.