I received this necklace in the mail yesterday and was beyond impressed with the quality of the piece. The beads are heavy and well selected (each bead will vary in color, so a genuine necklace like this will never look exactly like the picture) the thread/knots are on point, and the tassle ties it all together with that deep red. Even though the necklace will vary slightly from the picture, that's what makes it unique and special because only you will have that exact one. If you're on the fence as whether to get one or not, definitely GET ONE! It is well worth the money for such an authentic prayer necklace. I just ordered my 2nd one this afternoon and I cannot wait till it arrives!