Just call me hammer because when I got this bar necklace.....I nailed it. Do you know how many necklaces JUST like this one are out there? That aren’t hundreds of dollars? Actually, not very many...at all. I looked. I couldn’t find one. It was mentioned to me (hinted heavily) that bars without holes in it (for the chain), is the more preferred style, and that is the case for this necklace. The thicker gold plating on sterling silver (vermeil) gives this necklace a quality and durability a step above gold filled, which is a step above regular gold plated. The cost for the thicker vermeil is really not that much more than gold filled. And needless to say, it’s still MUCH less expensive than solid gold. If you’re really worried about tarnishing or something like that, buy a couple of back-ups. It would still cost less than a solid gold one at a lot of places. But I digress. The gift wrapping was outstanding. Seriously, it makes a difference. So, like I said, I...nailed it. Zero negatives for any aspect of the necklace or the transaction. So, yeah...5 stars. No question.