Pearl grading system - from A to
AAAA quality of pearls -
How Pearls are Graded?
As a major supplier for wholesaling
our pearls directly to jewelers and store owners worldwide, need
to clearly define our pearls' grades
so that our customers can be sure of the quality and make their
intelligent choices when they compare prices. We divided our pearls
into 4 grades, ranging from Grade A to AAAA.
Grade A - beautiful lustrous pearls with semi round shape.
Some pearls in this category may have small spots, markings or
imperfections on their
surfaces, however the imperfections are difficult to spot from
distance when the jewelry is worn. The luster of the A pearl is
A lot of people love the natural look of pearls in this category.
They look great when the pearls are being worn, naturally showing
they are real pearls instead of plastics or imitations.
Grade AA - High lustrous pearls with round shape. The surface
of the pearl is clean without any significant imperfection. Pearls in this category
represent very good value since their cost are low and the look is similar to
the higher (AAA and AAAA) grades which both demand much higher prices.
Grade AAA - Excellent blusterous pearls with
round shape. The surface of the pearl is very clean with hardly
any visible markings or imperfections. The luster of pearl is
very high and they are the highest quality of pearls that you
can buy for pearls on loose strands.
Grade AAAA - The major difference between Grade
AAA and Grade AAAA are in its roundness. These are the highest
grade for freshwater pearls, which are very very rare, therefore,
they are usually only used for pendants or rings. The pearls at
this grade have not only very high luster and sparkle but also
excellent roundness shape. The surface of the pearl is extremely
clean without any spots, surface markings
Because of its rareness, the pearls in
category are often sold by pieces instead on strands, and they are more available
for smaller sized pearls instead of larger ones.
sized pearls usually have to stay inside of oysters in water for much longer time
period and more susceptible to flaws, as everything is made of nature. Like humans,
the longer we live, the more likely we will have imperfections in terms of our
skin or shape.