Customer service told me these were comparable to Mikimoto's "AA" graded pearls. That was a bit optimistic having viewed the Mikimoto's in person, but these are still high quality pearls. In my view, the slight drop in luster in exchange for a 50% discount...definitely worth it.
Thanks to Blue Nile for making my pearl necklace shopping experience enjoyable and easy. Paula loved the necklace - it is wonderful. I was also delighted that Blue Nile personnel contacted me quickly to resolve a potential ambiguity in my order. You guys are great - and your website is excellent!
This is a beautiful and high quality necklace. My wife loves it and it looks fantastic on her.
Beautiful necklace with a hint of rose and very high luster. I agve this to my wife for our 10 year anniversary. She was delighted with the gift and promises to wear it for many years to come
The premier Akoya pearl necklace was just as described, My wife loved them.
Pearl strand is beautiful. I did a lot of research, including looking at online and upscale department store retailers and jewelry stores, including Mikimoto vendors. Also looked at what was available on Ebay. While I had some reservation about ordering online, I shouldn't have. The pearls are fantastic, a good value for the money, and I'm very comfortable I received a good product at a reasonable price. They were a wonderful gift. I would buy again from Blue Nile.