How are Pearls Graded?
Only superior quality pearl merchandise in the way of distinctive cultured fine pearl jewelry should be affordable to everyone. The following pages will describe to you how to understand the differences in pearl quality so you can be the judge. Don’t settle for less… only the best will do.
Most serious pearl retailers will supply four types of pearls.
1) Freshwater Pearls (Pearl Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings and Matched Sets), harvested in China and selected for its’ thick nacre, round shape, clean surface and lustrous quality.
2) Akoya pearls, harvested in China and Japan and known throughout the world for its’ outstanding luster.
3) The incomparable Tahitian pearls harvested in French Polynesia and
4) the incredible South Sea Pearls with their outstanding reputation for their beautiful color and large size harvested in Northern Australia.
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