This item features genuine freshwater cultured pearls.
Pearl Type: Freshwater cultured pearls. AA grade. Size: 11X13MM. Shape: Baroque. Body Color: Chocoloate brown color. Treated permenant color. Luster: High. Surface: Pearls have some blemishes. Nacre Thickness: Thick. Matching: Good Match. Origin: China. Length: 8-inch. Measurement includes the clasp. Hand knotted between each pearl. Setting: Sterling Silver. Large crystal heart clasp The heart is 0.67 inch wide. It can be opened from each side.
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.