This item features genuine Akoya cultured pearls.
Pearl Type: Akoya saltwater cultured pearls. AA grade. Size: 8.5 to 9MM. Shape: Round. Body Color: White. Overtone: Light creamy to pink. Luster: Medium to High. Surface: Slightly Blemished. Nacre Thickness: Medium. Matching: Very Good Match. Origin: China. Clasp: 14K Gold Designer's Clasp. You have choices of white gold or yellow gold.
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.