This item features genuine cultured blister pearl. A blister pearl is a half-sphere, formed flush against the shell of the pearl oyster. Pictures and description are of the actual item. What you see is what you will receive.
Pearl Type: Blister Mabe cultured pearl. Size: The blister pearl is 15MM. Shape: heart shape shell. Color: The blister pearl is gray/blue color. The shell is light blue and rainbow colors. Luster: Very High. Surface: Slightly Blemished. Nacre Thickness: Very Thick. Origin: China. Measurement: The brooch is 0.2 to 0.4 inch thick, 1.94 X 1.9inch. Metal: Sterling silver with 14K white gold plated. The brooch can be used as a pendant and a pin.
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.