This item features genuine freshwater cultured pearls.
Pearl Type: Freshwater cultured pearls. Size: 12MM to 13MM. Shape: Round. Nugget free form shape. Body Color: Gold. Treated color. But color will not fade away. Luster: High. Surface: Slightly Blemished. Nacre Thickness: Thick. Matching: Good Match. Origin: China. Length: 18-inch (Princess). Hand knotted between each pearl. Clasp: Sterling Silver. Designer's fish hook clasp. (We can upgrade the clasp to 14K fish hook clasp for $30. Please contact us before placing your order.)
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.