This item features genuine freshwater cultured pearls.
Pearl Type: Freshwater cultured pearls. Size: 11X12MM. Shape: nugget shape. Body Color: Creamy White. Overtone: Light Pink. Luster: High. Surface: Slightly Blemished. Nacre Thickness: Very Thick. Matching: Good Match. Origin: China. Length: 18-inch (Princess). Clasp: Sterling Silver. The necklace is strung by flexible metal wire. No knotting between each pearl due to the big hole of the garnet beads. Gem Information: Genuine garnet beads, 5.5MM.
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.