Who doesn't like black roses? Being allergic to roses myself, I consider manmade roses to be the very best kind. All of the beauty with none of the sneezing.
The seller says that the rose pendant itself has a one inch diameter, so it should be small enough to not look gaudy (and to elicit closer inspection from the fellows).
My biggest complaint about this item is the darker colored beads. I think that the necklace would look significantly better if it contained all clear beads with the rose. Furthermore, the two beads that the rose is in between are both of the darker variety. In my opinion, this clashes a bit. If the darker beads must be included at all, they shouldn't be so close to the rose pendant. Perhaps putting fewer would help - 1 in every 4 could safely be dark if the rest were clear.
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