This item features genuine freshwater cultured pearls.
Pearl Type: Freshwater cultured pearls. Size: Black pearls are 6X8MM. White pearls on the balls are 2.5-3MM. Shape: Oval. Body Color: White pearls are natural. Black color is treated colors, but will not fade away. Luster: Medium to High. Surface: Slightly Blemished. Nacre Thickness: Thick. Matching: Good Match. Origin: China. Length: Necklace is 24" long. White pearl balls are 13MM. Setting: Sterling Silver. beads and lobster claw clasp.
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.