Matching

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Matching is the blending of all the previous grading factors and is used to match pairs or necklaces.
  • Excellent: All pearls are uniform, and appear to be clones of each other
  • Very good: Very slight variation in lustre, color, or blemishes. Appearance is still very uniform
  • Good: About 1/4 of the pearls show slight variations
  • Fair: About 1/3 of the pearls show noticeable variations
  • Poor: More than 1/3 of the pearls show noticeable variations

Akoya Matching Chart

Matching Grade
Excellent 10
Very Good 7-9
Good 4-6
Fair 2-3
Poor 1

Evaluating Factors

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

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