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Learn How To Identify Akoya Pearl Quality

When shopping for pearls, you will quickly notice that Akoya pearls and bague solitaire rue de la paix other coveted pearl types vary widely in price. You can pay a difference bague en argent avec strass of several thousand dollars for a pearl necklace depending on the type of pearl and its natural characteristics, like size, color and luster. Thus, it’s extremely important that you ask yourself what you want out of your pearl before you make bague solitaire edenly your purchase. If you’re looking for an investment grade cultured Japanese pearl that will surely become an heirloom, you’ll want to know a little bit more about Akoya pearl grades before making your decision to ensure that yours bague solitaire or 375 is of AAA quality.

Understanding How to Grade Akoya Pearls: Value and Quality

We are assuming that you are looking to purchase a strand of Japanese Akoya cultured pearls, the same finer quality pearls one would find at an upscale jewelry store such as Mikimoto or Tiffany Co. We say Tiffany Co. or Mikimoto because it is at these two stores in the marketplace that one could find our superior bague solitaire diamant ancienne quality pearls. It is for this category of pearls that we are going to continue this pearl education. Please make a special note that American Pearl sells perfectly round, perfectly clean pearls in our true AAA grade. This is the same quality standard adhered to at Mikimoto in their true AAA label.

Other sellers of AAA quality pearls, Tiffany and resserrer une bague en argent Mikimoto not included, often diminish the value or break the industry standard grade/label by assigning the definition of “95% bague en argent pas chere clean” or “virtually blemish free” to AAA, which is just another way of saying spotted. Pearls that are blemished or spotted, such as the Hanadama label, are bague solitaire quartz worth half the value compared to their clean strand counterparts. This is the most important information a consumer can learn when buying a fine quality strand of pearls.

Because American Pearl offers you perfectly clean pearls in the true AAA grade, you can rest assured that your pearls will hold their value and appreciate in value over time, whereas bague solitaire accompagne or jaune a strand of blemished pearls diminish in value over time. You can also learn bague solitaire taille emeraude the verbal descriptions of the grades/labels (such as true AAA) and how to identify good pearls, thereby empowering you to link pearl quality to market value for yourself. Akoya pearl bracelet avec bague en argent value is notdetermined by the brand or the retailer, but instead by its natural qualities, as explained below.

Throughout history, pearls have shown themselves in practically every civilization and culture imaginable. From ancient Egypt to Mesopotamia, the unmistakable presence of pearls is difficult to deny. In these early days, where much upon the earth was still undiscovered, the sheer beauty, brilliance and awe of the first pearl ever discovered surely differentiated itself from anything else. Perhaps it was the pearl’s beauty that first bague solitaire fiancée enamored these ancient societies. Or could it be the pearls’ mystical qualities that caused people who owned them to associate similar feelings about themselves bague solitaire diamant moderne Of course, with this beauty came an increased demand bague solitaire diamant rose for something that was still unknown. In fact, the harder they tried to find pearls, the more difficult it was to find them. Within this first cycle of discovery, awe and the need to have more, the ancients unknowingly created a process that would give birth to one of the most valuable gems in définition bague solitaire the world: pearls.

Making the Wisest Akoya Pearl Purchase

The very fact that it was the beauty achat bague solitaire occasion of the first pearl ever discovered that defined the pearl’s value as a gem is critical in your purchasing process. When purchasing pearls or any other jewelry, it is your responsibility as a consumer to purchase the finest quality, most beautiful pearls in your price range. There are several reasons for this. Because finer quality pearls are more beautiful, they will be enjoyed more. Finer quality pearls agatha bague solitaire have the best chance of holding their value and improving in value over time as they have more of the characteristics that make them valuable. In addition, finer pearls must have a thicker nacre (the skin of the pearl) in order to deliver more luster (the mirror like quality of a pearl), making them more durable and heavier. In fact, nacre thickness and luster are often directly correlated.

Regardless of what strand of pearls or pearl jewelry you purchase from American Pearl, rest assured that all the pearls on the strand will be perfectly round. As you go up in quality, the pearls’ luster and nacre thickness increases.

Assure Your Purchase Using the bague swarovski solitaire GIA Pearl Grading System

If you are looking for a strand of Japanese Akoya cultured promo bague solitaire pearls, what follows is a grading system based on the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Pearl Grading System. American Pearl has assembled a master set of pearls that meet all the characteristics that complement the GIA pearl grading system. No other organization is more reputable and trustworthy. In fact, the GIA is the only gemological institute recognized by Tiffany Co., with good reason. The GIA has pioneered and bague solitaire diamant jaune established the nomenclature for grading and assessing cultured pearls in America. It is their grading system and classes which have educated jewelers across America. Because we also use this system, if you buy a pearl necklace, Tiffany or Mikimoto will offer the same quality as a necklace purchased at American Pearl.

This grading system describes pearls based on an array of characteristics listed below. Once you understand bague en argent et emeraude pas cher how to judge a strand of pearls based on bague en argent femme histoire dor these grading categories, you will be able to link pearl quality to market value. In essence, you will understand the verbal descriptions for each grading category so you can understand what a label/grade (such as true AAA, AA, A+ and A) means. Please note, there are other varieties taille bague swarovski of pearls, such as South bague solitaire un carat Sea pearls, for which we discuss quality.

Shape is important in judging pearls. The rounder a pearl is, the higher its value. Baroque pearls have irregular, distorted shapes. If you purchase a strand of cultured pearls from American Pearl, you can rest assured that your pearls will be perfectly round unless otherwise mentioned.

Round No variations are apparent to the unaided eye.

Near Round Slightly elongated or flattened. Only minor variations are apparent to the unaided eye.

Oval Appear symmetrical, rounded and oblong.

Button Appear symmetrical, rounded and flattened.

Drop Appear symmetrical, rounded and pear shaped.

Semi Baroque Appear not quite symmetrical; off round and/or slightly irregular drop, button or oval shaped…