Every pearl in this necklace has been chosen directly from a live oyster in the seas of Japan and specifically for this design. They each have a beautiful luster and have been hand picked from millions of Akoya saltwater pearls and matched for this exact necklace design. These pearls are special and unique in the way they are strung on 14k yellow gold. Each pearl is framed inside a twisted gold case and each case has been hand fabricated and linked together to create this necklace. The necklace is 18 inches long but would easily be shortened to any length. All of the pearls are very round and have a good luster, orient, and color.