Akoya Pearls

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Definition: Pinctada Martensii a cultured saltwater pearl that comes primarily from Japan and China. Size ranges from 2mm to 10mm, and comprises most of the necklaces found in retail stores.

Grading and Evaluating factors: Overtone color, Body color, Shape, Lustre, Nacre Thickness, Blemishes, Matching, millimeter (mm) size and length.

Evaluating Factors

Overtone Color
Body Color
Shape
Size
Lustre
Nacre Thickness
Blemishes
Matching
Final Grade
Worksheet
Pricing
Pile of Pearls

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