Under each pearl is a label which shows the grading for the pearl – the pearl’s shape, lustre, surface marks and size. Our grading system has both a grade for lustre and another for the marks (spots) on the surface of the pearl. This provides more information making it easier and quicker for our customers to select the pearls they require.
R2 Near Round
R3 Semi Round
Dr1 Smooth drop shape
Dr2 Drop with knob on top
Cir Circle (rings around pearl)
BQ Baroque – no shape
AAA Very Good
AAA One or no spot.
AA Spots on 1/3rd or less of the pearl’s surface. When set the face of the pearl is clean.
A Spots on more than 1/3rd of the pearl’s surface. When set spots will be visible.