This is my second order of Swarovski "Pearls". They have a soft luster, a smooth finish and are very versatile. My only complaint is that they're too expensive to use to make a full necklace, so I combine them with Swarovski bicones, daisy spacers and sterling or gold-plated beads to make pendants.
For the most part I was very happy with this bead. My only dislike was that it had a more matte finish than the luster I usually associate with pearls. I used this pearl to make some earrings and since the shine was different I felt the earrings were a bit more casual than I was looking for. Having said that I still think they turned out well.