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Cultured South Sea Pearl Grading

South Sea pearls are graded much like Tahitian pearls and the two most commonly accepted systems of grading are the A-D system, and the A-AAA system.A-D GradingA-AAA US GradingDescriptionTop GemGem GradeGem Grade Flawless pearl with excellent lusterPearl exhibits no inclusions or imperfections prior to setting or drillingAAAA Flawl

Cultured Freshwater Pearl Grading

Pearl GradeDescriptionFreshadama™ Freshadama-grade pearls are loose-grade pearls, or pearls that have been selected individually prior to drilling and polishing for their exceptional quality characteristics. These pearls are typically sold wholesale as single pearls and pairs, undrilled. Freshadama™ strands are composed of these pearls; drilled and matched by us.Highest grade of freshwater pearlExhibit intens

Cultured Tahitian Pearl Grading

A-D (Tahitian) GradingA-AAA GradingGrading Description and CriteriaTop GemGem GradeGem Grade Flawless pearl with excellent lusterPearl exhibits no inclusions or imperfections prior to setting or drillingAAAA Flawless on at least 90% of pearl's surfaceOnly 10% of pearl's surface may exhibit slight, concentrated impe

Cultured Akoya Pearl Grading

Pearl GradeDescriptionHanadama Hanadama is the Japanese word for spherical flower and is the grade assigned to akoya pearls considered "extra fine" by a pearl grading laboratory in Japan. One important thing to note is that there is a range of quality that is considered hanadama. For example, our AAA could easily pass certification. We guarantee our hanadama to be the finest available as we only submit the finest to be certified.