This item features genuine Tahitian and Akoya cultured pearls. Pictures and description are of the actual item. What you see is what you will receive.
Pearl Type: Gray Akoya cultured pearls and black Tahititian cultured pearls. Size: Akoya pearls are 8-9MM. Tahitian pearls are 8MM to 11.3MM. Shape: Semi baroque and baroque. Body Color: Akoya pearls are silver gray color. Tahitian pearls are black to dark gray. Luster: High. Surface: Akoya pearls have smoothy surface. Tahitian pearls have light blemishes. Nacre Thickness: Thick. Matching: Good Match. Origin: Akoya pearls are from Japan. Tahitian pearls are from Tahiti. Length: The necklace is 25" long including the clasp. Hand knotted between each pearl. Clasp: 14K White Gold. Large fish hook clasp.
Please email us if you want a same style necklace but in a different length. We can make one for you. 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. For Tahitian pearls, we use The Guide for Grading Tahitian pearls provided by the Tahitian Government.