This item features 13 pieces of genuine cultured pearls. Pearl Information:
Pearl Type: Akoya saltwater cultured pearls. Size: 7 to 7.5MM. Shape: Round. Body Color: Black. Overtone: Light blue. Color is treated, but will not fade away. Luster: High. Surface: Slightly Blemished. Nacre Thickness: Thick. Matching: Very Good Match. Length: 18-inch (Princess). Setting: 14K White Gold. 2.3MM Wide Rolo chain with a lobster claw clasp.
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.
For Tahitian pearls, we use The Guide for Grading Tahitian pearls provided by the Tahitian Government.