This necklace was for my 30th wedding anniversary, so I really wanted it to be very special. I did a ton of research online and even went into retail stores to see what they had (which I realized was not much in comparison to what people have available online!). I saw strands that were in the 8mm range, but my wife really wanted a unique one of a kind piece and something larger. I also wanted to get her the highest quality, so I ended up going for the Hanadama. It was a bit more expensive, but I was happy about the certification. I also paid extra to get the independent appraisal which I would highly recommend for a strand with this price. I got the strand one week later and I can honestly say that I was shocked. The necklace was gorgeous, professionally packaged in a wooden box, with the attached appraisal that valued the strand at $23,765! The people were great over the phone and spoke to me for over 1 hour to make sure that I understood everything correctly. I would recommend Laguna with any jewelry purchase, they were really great from A to Z!
Jan 15th 2014