Rated 4 out of 5 by 28
Rated 4 out of 5 by aviationgirl Organic not your normal pearls
The first necklace I received, was very baroque in nature. They had some very odd shaped pearls that were figure 8 shaped right in front, with the remaining pearls varying with pointy and odd shaped pearls. They were not matched well due to how baroque and very odd shaped all the pearls were. Though I knew Mings would be organic in nature, and not perfect, this was different than the Ming pearl necklaces seen on TV and on this website, which were better matched and somewhat semi round in shaped. I did not feel comfortable with the necklace, at the price point, so I returned it and asked for a 2nd necklace to replace it. The 2nd necklace I received was much better. Though still organic, and somewhat baroque, it had more symmetry to the pearls strung, and was more rounded pearls (as opposed to pointy and figure 8 shape), as such, much more to my liking. The colors do vary and the luster is nice. Pleased with the 2nd necklace and happy I gave it a 2nd go.
Rated 3 out of 5 by you can do magic Pretty, but the clasp...
I am returning these pearls. For almost $400.00 the clasp is just too cheap- looking. The pearls themselves are nice, but there are pin holes and really rough spots. I know they are baroque, but they almost look a bit cheap because of that. Some of the pearls almost look trashed. They are pretty from a distance. I just cannot feel OK about spending $400 on them. Sorry!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Goldie76 Love My Ming Pearls!
My string of Ming pearls is lovely. The selected shades of the pearls (mostly creamy with a pink or golden cast but also with nine pearls in varying degrees of the purple cast) please me because I have both of the Ming drop pearl earrings. One set has the creamy golden hue and the other the purplish hue. The development of some of the pearls is apparent, so if you do not like to see twists and turns in your pearls, this necklace is not for you. If, on the other hand, a slightly organic look delights you, you will love this necklace. The stringing is not stiff, either. That is important to me. (At a local boutique, I checked out a string of all "gold" pearls that look like these in shape, and it weighed a ton! These pearls, thankfully, are lighter in weight.)
Rated 4 out of 5 by cahunt All depends....
Purchased the 20" and the 18". The 18" were wrinkled, shriveled and not attractive. The 20" is near perfect - round w/ nice smooth skins. Returned the 18".
Rated 5 out of 5 by Widow The more you now about pearls, the more you love..
These pearls are unbelievable for the price. The luster is just fabulous. I just finished writing an ad piece for a private jewelry this summer and his pieces ranged from $12,000 bracelet to $30,000 per neck strand for pearls this size with this luster. I cannot afford to buy the pieces I write about so thank you Honora and QVC for giving me the opportunity to still enjoy lovely pearls at reasonable prices. Hundreds of dollars on pearls is still a lot of money, mind you, but I see these as investment pieces that I will eventually restring and hand down. Love the quality. Thank you.
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrJoyce Pretty!
I was debating on whether or not to order pearls unseen and through the mail for about a month. I read through the other reviews before ordering the 18 inch Ming pearl necklace. The first necklace I ordered was returned the same day it was received. I did not care for the colors, which were too pastel for my liking and looked white against my complexion. The shape of the pearls were baroque. I preferred a basic round shape. The replacement necklace is much more to my liking. The colors are darker and the shapes of the pearls are rounded and well-matched. The staff at QVC must have read what I had written on my return form and did not just ignore it. I agree with other reviewers in that the ring of the clasp is small compared to the lobster claw. I would have used a more substantial ring. Yet, it was not difficult for me to fasten. However, I'm much happier with this replacement necklace. It's a keeper!
Rated 5 out of 5 by gemfastic Love, Love, Love, Love!
I missed out on these last year but I wasn't about to make the same mistake twice! I stayed up and purchased mine in the 18"! I love Ming Pearls!!!! The colors are beautiful and the luster of the Ming Pearls are exceptional! I also love the large size of the Ming Pearls and it is very comfortable to wear! Way to go Honora!!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by gemaddict STUNNING!
I REALLY WANTED THIS LOVELY STRAND OF PEARLS WHEN IT WAS PRESENTED LAST YEAR, BUT, ALAS, IT WAS NOT TO BE. WHEN IT WAS OFFERED AGAIN THIS YEAR I COULD NOT RESIST. I REALLY WANTED A 15 INCH STRAND, BUT WAS ONLY ABLE TO GET THE 18 INCH. THE PEARLS HAVE WONDERFUL COLORS...SOME MORE LAVENDER, SOME COPPERY, SOME WHITE. THERE ARE A FEW PITS AND WRINKLES JUST AS THERE WERE IN THE PRESENTATION BUT THEY ARE VISIBLE ONLY ON EXAMINATION AND ARE NOT NOTICEABLE WHEN WORN. I FEEL VERY CLASSY WHEN WEARING THEM. THEY REALLY ARE AN EXTRAVAGANCE FOR ME, BUT I CAN'T BRING MYSELF TO SEND THEM BACK. MY DAUGHTER WAS AWESTRUCK BY THEM. I WILL LEAVE THEM TO HER. PS: WHEN THE NEXT HARVEST IS IN I AM DEFINITELY GETTING THEM IN 15 INCH.