I knew I was getting a good deal for real pearl earrings and I was very pleased with the size ze. However these are not real pearl like they claim. They are plastic. I even took to jeweler to check. Pearls have a grit to them which these do not. I double checked the information and they claim to be genuine pearl. I have been telling everyone not to purchase them because they are not what they claim to be. There is no way in hell they could ever be sold for $49.00 which is what they claim to be originally. I was so dissatisfied.