Determining Pearl Quality ~ What are high quality pearls?
Pearls are unique among gemstones in that they are natural, organic products of living creatures, so they have different grading standards. We want our customers to make informed decisions when they buy pearls from us. With this in mind, we've put together this illustrated guide to help answer some of the most common questions about pearls.
Pearl Paradise uses the most recognized ranking system: A, AA, AA+, and AAA to grade the pearls featured on our website. Six factors determine the quality, value, and beauty of pearls: nacre, luster, surface, shape, color and size.