This item features genuine cultured pearls. Pearl Information:
Pearl Type: Akoya saltwater cultured pearls. in AAA grade. Size: 8-8.5MM Shape: Round. Body Color: White. Overtone: Pink. Luster: Very High. Surface: Clean to very, very slight blemish. Nacre Thickness: Very Thick. Matching: Very Good Match. Origin: Japan. Setting: 14K Yellow Gold. Heavy built clip on earrings for non-pierced ears.
For Akoya cultured 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.