This item features genuine Akoya cultured pearls.
Pearl Type: Akoya saltwater cultured pearls. AA to AA+ grade. Size: 6 to 6.5MM. Shape: Round. Body Color: Black. Treated black color, but color will not fade away. Overtone: Blue. Luster: High. Surface: Very Slightly Blemished. Nacre Thickness: Thick. Matching: Very Good Match. Origin: China. Length: 16-inch (Choker). Setting: 14K White Gold. Filigree fish hook clasp.
For Akoya pearls, we use the cultured pearl grading standards provided by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and The Guide for Grading Akoya Cultured Pearls by Gemworld International, Inc. We use the G.I.A. Gem Pearl Master Comparison Set to actually compare with the pearls we grade.