Quality factors

 

To evaluate a cultivated pearl´s quality the following must be considered:

 

  • LUSTER:  Combination of surface and internal shine. Pearls that are too white or chalk like indicate low quality.

 

  • SURFACE: Cleanness refers to the absence of stains, bulges or indentations. The cleaner the pearl the more valuable.

 

  • SHAPE: It is rare to find pearls that are perfectly spherical. The coles it is to a perfect sphere the higher the quality and value.

 

  • COLOR: Cultivated pearls range from light pink to dark tones.Color quality is determined by customer´s taste.

 

  • SIZE: Pearls are measured by their diameter. They range from 1mm to over 22mm. Size ads value as long as the above parameters remain.