This item features genuine Akoya cultured pearls.
Pearl Type: Akoya saltwater cultured pearls. AAA grade. 9 pearls. Size: 6 to 6.5MM. Shape: Round. Body Color: White. Overtone: Light Pink. Luster: Very High. Surface: Very Slightly Blemished. Nacre Thickness: Thick. Matching: Very Good Match. Origin: Japan. Length: 16-inch (Choker). Please see the 18" long one (NG1002). Setting: 14K Yellow Gold. The tin cup necklace is made of 14K yellow gold link chain with a spring ring clasp, chain is 1.6MM wide.
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.