This item features genuine freshwater cultured pearl.
Pearl Type: Freshwater cultured pearl. AA+ to AAA grade. Size: 8MM. Shape: Button Shaped. Body Color: White. Overtone: Creamy. Luster: High to very high. Surface: Clean to Very Slightly Blemished. Nacre Thickness: Very Thick. Origin: China. Length: 1.5MM round Popcorn style chain with a spring ring clasp, 18" long. Setting: Textured sterling silver with 14K yellow gold accent. Pendant measurement: 1.3" wide, 2" long including the bail. Pendant and chain totally weight about 15 grams.
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.