This item features genuine cultured pearls grade AAAA. This necklace comes with EGL Pearl X-Ray Report and EGL/UGS Consultation of Appraisal. Retail Replacement Value is $4500 (for pearls only). EGL Certificate number is US36067302P. Pearl Information:
Pearl Type: Akoya saltwater cultured pearls. Size: 8 to 8.5MM. Shape: Round. Body Color: White. Overtone: Rose (Pink). Luster: Very High. Surface: Very Slightly Blemished. Nacre Thickness: Thick. Matching: Very Good Match. Origin: Japan. Length: 18-inch (Princess). Strand is 16" (50 pearls) before knots and clasp. Finished necklace with knots between each pearl and attached clasp is 18". Setting: 18K Yellow Gold. Antique Style Double Sided Safety Clasp. (18K White Gold Clasp in the same style available upon request). Gem Information: Diamond. 6 Round diamonds totally weight 0.04 carat.
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.