This item features genuine freshwater cultured pearls.
Pearl Type: Freshwater cultured pearls. Size: 11X13MM to 12X15MM. Shape: Semi-Baroque. to oval. Body Color: Chocolate Brown Color -- Treated color but will not fade away. Overtone: Red. Luster: High. Surface: Light circles and blemishes. Nacre Thickness: Very Thick. Matching: Very Good Match. Origin: China. Length: 8". Clasp: Sterling Silver. 18K gold plated Teeterboard Clasp. Very easy to operate. Push the bar in the end hole to fix and press the back of clasp to release the bar.
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.