I want you to notice the high quality pearlescent luster on these AA grade freshwater pearls. If you take a magnifying glass (like I do), you will notice divets and scratches, but the naked eye will not. The reason I grade these 'AA' is because of the divets and scratches. No one will notice the imperfecitons unless they take your bracelet about an inch from their eye. You will get the bennies of A gradient pearl grade pricing with the luster of an AAA+ grade pearl. Sterling silver components. Generous 8.5".