This item features genuine freshwater cultured pearls.
Pearl Type: Freshwater cultured pearls. Size: Earrings have 8X10MM pearls, pendant has a 9X11MM pearl. Shape: Oval shaped. Body Color: Black, treated color. Luster: High. Surface: Very Slightly Blemished. Nacre Thickness: Very Thick. Matching: Good Match. Origin: China. Length: Measurements: Earrings: 0.33" wide, 1" long. Pendant: 0.36" wide, 1.13" long. Chain: 18" long. Setting: Sterling Silver. Gem Information: Crystal stones (CZ).
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.