I bought it for my mother. I got 9-10m. The pearls are round, it's said that freshwater pearls can't be perfectly round, it's unlike salt water pearls. This necklace isn't perfectly round either, but wearing it you just can't see anywhere not round. It's very shining. The pearls are white. In the surface there are minor flaws but still after putting it on you can see no imperfection only shining beauty. My mom loves it.