This item features genuine Japanese cultured pearls.
Pearl Type: Akoya saltwater cultured pearls. Size: 8MM to 9MM. Shape: Off-Round. to Semi-baroque. Body Color: Natual Color. Silver Gray. Overtone: Gray/blue. Luster: Very High. Surface: Very Slightly Blemished. Nacre Thickness: Thick. Matching: Very Good Match. Origin: Japan. Length: 20-inch (Matinee). Hand knotted between each pearl. Clasp: 14K White Gold. Large fish hook clasp. Please email us if you want a yellow gold clasp.
For Akoya 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.