This item features genuine freshwater cultured pearls.
Pearl Type: Freshwater cultured pearls. Size: 5-5.5MM. Shape: Off-Round. Body Color: Treated brown - chocolate color, but color will not fade away. Luster: Medium to High. Surface: Slightly Blemished. Nacre Thickness: Thick. Matching: Good Match. Origin: China. Length: Three strand necklace, 23", 25" and 28" long. Setting: Basic metal, yellow finish. Gem Information: Genuine smoky quartz round beads (6MM) and tear shape faceted beads (13X18MM).
For Cultured 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.