THE EVALUATION OF PEARLS

Tahitian pearls are considered to be among the finest gems in the world. In order to truly appreciate their beauty, it is necessary to understand the criteria that are as rigorous and precise as those to determine the quality of a beautiful diamond.

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THE ORIENT AND THE LUSTER

A high-quality pearl is composed of over a thousand fine layers of microscopic crystals of aragonite. They catch the play of light that seems to originate from the very depths of the pearl. This interplay of light is called the orient or iridescence. The luster is the reflection of light on the surface, and this is what gives the pearl its sheen.

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THE COLOR

Black pearls have countless hues: black, grey, medium grey, lighter grey, yellow, brown, and so on. There are five main undertones (or subsidiary colors): pink, green, pistachio, blue, and magenta. Some colors, like peacock green, are particularly sought after, but your taste should be the only arbiter of your choice.

 
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THE SHAPE

Black pearls come in many different shapes, such as the perfect sphere, the asymmetrical baroque pearl, the button, the pear, the teardrop, etc. Pearls that are perfectly round and symmetrical are extremely rare, and this enhances their value.

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QUALITY CERTIFICATION

We certify that these pearls have been delivered to you with their natural color and luster. That luster has been protected under the traditional way, by individually hand polishing the natural surface of the pearl.

ALL PEARLS ARE GRADE AA-AAA

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