Whatever you paid, that strand is huge by average standards and it is very pretty. Maybe you overpaid by online standards, but probably not, by brick and mortar store standards. I haven't seen too many that large. when a strand is that large, the color is often less strongly overtoned. It is the nature of the large pearls. The deep colored ones in that size are far more rare than the silvery ones, which in this size, are rare enough. the deep colored ones that size will fetch top, top, dollar.
Having said that, it seems throughout this thread, you are not enamored with that strand. I hope you can return it.
Personally, I would wear it proudly, as it is a great strand! and I like the way it looks on your skin! If you just can't stand to wear it, send it to me, if you can't return it. I'll wear it for you and when the colors start getting brighter, I will return it to you. I love, love LOVE that circle one just off the center pearl. That pearl tells me that this is a unique strand, unmatched anywhere in its uniqueness. Its largeness is quite out of the ordinary, as well. Wearing it is like wearing a two carat diamond. It says you can afford it!
Now, let me tell you, I have often overpaid for pearls. Compared to underpaying, overpaying is more the norm, but I am soon over it, if I love the pearls. If I don't love the pearls, I scheme to get rid of them in a trade- or as a gift. My son's mother-in-law really respects me for giving her some super-fine pearls that cost me little, but appraised for mucho. I bet your pearls appraise for far more than you paid for them. I have gifted costlier pearls to other relatives who appreciate them after I recover from my first infatuation. Even though I am on a pension in my old age, the expense soon fades, but the gift never does.