This item features genuine freshwater cultured pearls.
Pearl Type: Freshwater cultured pearls. Size: 9MM to 10MM. Shape: Off-Round. Body Color: Black. Overtone: Redish. Color is treated but will not fade away. Luster: High. Surface: Some blemishes. Nacre Thickness: Thick. Matching: Good Match. Origin: China. Length: Necklace is 32 inches long. Hand knotted between each pearl. Clasp: Heart shape toggle clasp made of sterling steel.
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.