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Pearl Grading


The pearl industry as whole has not adopted a universally used standard grading system like diamonds yet. Each pearl farm, wholesaler & retailer has their own pearl grading system. General descriptive terms for pearl quality are often the same used to describe anything else: "excellent", "very good", "average" etc.

There are 2 major grading systems are widely practiced by nearly every major pearl retailer in the United States. There are: The AAA-A system & The A-D system (also known as Tahitian system). These are the most accepted systems and considered standard by nearly all reputable pearl dealers.

PearlGarden.net uses the AAA-A system. This is the most commonly and internationally used grading system.

Freshwater Cultured Pearl Grading:

Grade Description (Round , Off-round & Drop)
AAA
  • Luster: Excellent
  • Nacre: Very Thick
  • Smoothness: Very Good
  • Blemish: At least 95% Free
AA+
  • Luster: Very Good
  • Nacre: Very Thick
  • Smoothness: Very Good
  • Blemish: 90% - 95% Free
AA
  • Luster: Good
  • Nacre: Very Thick
  • Smoothness: Good
  • Blemish: 85% - 90% Free
A+
  • Luster: Good
  • Nacre: Very Thick
  • Smoothness: Good
  • Blemish: 80% - 80% Free
A
  • Luster: Moderate
  • Nacre: Thick
  • Smoothness: Moderate
  • Blemish: 75% - 80% Free
Commercial
  • Luster: Average
  • Blemish: Moderate to heavy


Akoya Pearl Grading:

Grade Description
AAA
  • Luster: Excellent
  • Nacre: Thick
  • Smoothness: Very Good
  • Blemish: 95% - 99% Free
AA+
  • Luster: Very Good
  • Nacre: Thick
  • Smoothness: Very Good
  • Blemish: 90% - 95% Free
AA
  • Luster: Good
  • Nacre: Moderate to Thick
  • Smoothness: Good
  • Blemish: 80% - 90% Free
A+
  • Luster: Moderate
  • Nacre: Moderate
  • Smoothness: Good
  • Blemish: 70% - 80% Free
A
  • Luster: Low to Moderate
  • Nacre: Moderate
  • Smoothness: 60% - 70% Free
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