This is a beautiful 18 inch string of Freshwater pearls. It has a lovely luster. Some of the Pearls has small blemishes but they are very large and radiant. There is a large safety closure that I think is stainless steel. This string of pearls are knotted and all the same size. This will come in a velvet bag with a gift box ready to give as a gift. From the high plains of Kansas!