This gift is beautiful. I gave it to a teacher friend to wear at work and she loved it. The beads are beautiful and a little unusual. The service was exceptional; from first email confirming my purchase to a follow up letting me know that an extra bead was required to achieve the lanyard not necklace length (at no extra cost) and an offer to include a card and gift wrap the lanyard at not extra cost to a courtesy email to let me know the gift was on its way with the courier. I would definitely choose to use this company again - they were prompt, helpful and their products are beautiful.