"I loved this necklace when I saw it, and was ready to pony up the outrageous price for it. When I got it, I was so bummed. It's not the same color as it is in the picture...which is a common problem with FP. The strings are BRIGHT BRIGHT BRIGHT- like almost flourescent. This is not a one of a kind necklace, so they are all going to be bright. It also looks cheap like you bought it at Claire's. I love the design, but not the colors."