This item features genuine cultured pearls. Pearl Information:
Pearl Type: Akoya saltwater cultured pearls. Size: 8 to 8.5MM. Shape: Mostly Round. Body Color: White. Overtone: Pink. Luster: Medium to High. Surface: Slightly Blemished. Nacre Thickness: Medium. to Thick. Matching: Good Match. Origin: Japan. Length: 16-inch (Choker). Clasp: 18K Yellow Gold. XO Style double sided clasp. 18K White gold available upon request.
For Akoya pearls, we use cultured pearl value factor standards provided by Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and The Guide for Grading Akoya Cultured Pearls by Gemworld International, Inc. We use G.I.A. Gem Pearl Master Comparison Set to actually compare with the pearls we grade. The G.I.A. Gem Pearl Master Comparison Set is developed by Gemworld International, Inc. and International Cultured Pearls of The Orient, Inc. for G.I.A. and exclusively provided by G.I.A.