The beads I received are attractive, but they do not look like what is in the photo. The pink color is not uniform, and there is not much gold reflected; the beads look to be pink and crystal. The beads are in good shape, I have found no broken or chipped beads. Artbeads.com always does an excellent job of packing an order.
In person, they look mostly like they do in the photo. If anything, maybe they look just a tad darker in person.
I don't know that I would use the term "pale pink" to describe them. To me, they are more of a a medium pink...I suppose that's a minor detail. The shiny gold luster gives them a unique sparkly quality. I plan on pairing them with gold Swarovski pearls.