Quality of Pearls

The quality of a pearl is determined by a combination of several elements.

Luster

A rich luster is one of the important elements that determine the quality of a pearl. The smoothness of the surface, the evenness of the nacre layer, and the content of impurities are also distinguishing factors.

Surface

Surface is the thickness of the nacre. The thicker the nacre, the higher the quality of the pearl.

Shape

Generally, the closer to a true sphere, the higher the quality of the pearl. However, non-spherical pearls have an inherent appeal that many people prize in a piece of jewelry.

Flaws

Flaws naturally arise in the course of a pearl’s formation, but the fewer the number of flaws, the better the quality.