Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 2 out of 5 by famfam Lovely, BUT
Received the lovely Ming pearls yesterday. Bought two strands, 20" and 24", for a total of almost $2000. For that price, one would expect to receive brand new, never been used/worn pearls in original bag and box.. The 20" arrived in new condition with an original Honora plastic bag, cloth bag and box. Unfortunately the 24" showed up in a strange plastic bag, generic QVC cloth bag and generic QVC jewelry box - the sort of packaging you might expect from a $15 pair of earrings. Very unhappy customer. Took all the joy out of receiving my very special and expensive birthday present for myself. The necklaces were on clearance, but I don't feel clearance means "used". I feel I received what should have been an "as is" item that was either a return or had been used on air. I want to know that up front. I did not pay that price for a used item. Very disappointed. Returning. QVC, I keep reading reviews about the decline in your Quality Control and now I agree. QVC quality control is declining, particularly for an expensive purchase, such as these pearl necklaces.
Rated 5 out of 5 by legallyblonde Beautiful Pearls.
I just received this beautiful strand of pearls. I already own an 18 inch strand from a few years ago. The pearls are almost metallic colored which I find unusual and love. The clasp is slightly different and the pearls are a little smaller but they are beautiful. I plan on wearing the strands together and I think that it will look great. I also plan on changing the clasps because I have problems with dexterity not because the clasps are not beautiful. I hope that the 36 inch strand will continue to be offered as I plan on buying it as soon as my budget allows!!
Please continue to offer the Ming pearls! I absolutely love them. You do need to offer 30 inch strand.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Burtailaa Please bring back the luxury Honora boxes!
I am one of Honora's biggest fans and collectors and think Joel and Ralph are the most delightful and informative men on QVC. I ordered the peach choice in these pearls, and the quality and color are fabulous. It is, indeed, a gorgeous "makeup shade" neutral, as Joel and Ralph say, and I can't imagine anything which wouldn't look wonderful with it. It seems to bridge warm and cool tones. What I would like to strongly request, though, is the return of the luxury hinged, rectangular, "leather" boxes which years ago accompanied the most special Honora necklaces on QVC. They were padded on the inside and strong as steel on the outside. These pearls definitely deserve to lie flat in such a box instead of being crammed into the usual Honora small box and pouch. A recent attempt at a large, more "luxurious" box which allows the pearls and other QVC necklaces to at least lie flat falls far short of the mark. The box often comes broken, and the lining is of a hideous material. I would gladly pay any amount extra for the former high-end Honora boxes to protect my investment for now and generations to come.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LauraTeach Stunning!
Real heirloom strand of pearls. I am a connoisseur of pearls and the multi strand in 24 inch is certainly high-end. The lustre is phenomenal and the pearls are very round. For 12-15 mm I honestly expected some imperfections, but I could not find any. My colors were less pink than in the picture, but they were simply delicious.
Rated 5 out of 5 by asey Pearls worth waiting for!
This strand of pearls is large, round and lustrous. The quality was well worth the wait. I am very picky and not that easily impressed. I have tried on three separate occasions to order a strand of Ming Pearls I could be satisfied with but to no avail. I guess I like my pearls clean and round. Earlier I purchased the round Ming earrings #J284287 in 14k gold and they are a great match with the necklace. I have also purchased # J317826 a 36 inch oval link baroque piece in bronze. Doing so was a bit out of character for me but I do not regret it and enjoy wearing the piece. I have to say some of the baroque Ming Pearls are lovely also.