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Grades

 

Pearls are graded according to the quality of the colour and surface. Pearl grade has a very high impact on the value of the pearl.

AA
Pearls exhibit an excellent surface with no visible blemishes. Their lustre is high, giving the pearl depth.

A
Pearl surfaces show a few insignificant blemishes. Their lustre is good, some depth.

A/B
Surface blemishes are seen easily. The pearl’s lustre is moderate. This grade though not perfect, is quite beautiful and generally offers the best value at any length. This is most common in shop-bought pearls.