This one-of-a-kind creation is made of copper and sterling silver and set with a 12mm AAA-Quality cultured button pearl. A combination of forging, fold-forming, fusing, and hand-stamping is used to create this heirloom-quality piece of jewelry. No two pieces using this method will ever be the same. This piece qualifies to be part of my Signature Jewelry Collection. Only AAA Quality (see grading scales below) Pearls are used in my Signature Jewelry Collection. This piece is hallmarked and bears my registered trademark (ALCJR). If you desire a piece that is “as unique as you”, look no further!
Pendant Size: 65mm x 65mm
Pearl Size: 12mm
Pearl Shape: Button Pearl
Pearl Color: White
Pearl Quality: AAA
Additional Stone(s): N/A
Stone(s) shape: N/A
Stone Type: N/A
Country of Origin: USA
Chain: 18" Sterling Heart-link w/Oval Lobster Clasp
Weight: 27 grams
Inventory Number: P-150
A Cultured Pearl is formed in the same process as a natural pearl. The only difference is that the process begins with human intervention. An irritant is purposely inserted inside the mollusk (oyster) causing it to produce the layers of nacre that form the cultured pearl. Natural pearls are a rarity and extremely costly! To make a single well-matched pearl strand, it may take many thousands of oysters (mollusk) to get a reasonable match in color, luster, nacre thickness, size, and roundness. Almost all pearls found in the market today are cultured.
Our Pearl Quality Standards
|Grade A Pearls||Pearls that typically have irregular shapes or are semi-round. Small spots, markings, or imperfections are visible on their surface, but may not be easy to see at a distance when worn. Although they usually don`t have the best luster, some A-grade pearls can still look good.|
|Grade AA Pearls||AA graded pearls have 80% good luster and are relatively clean, without significant or noticeable imperfections. There may be some flaws or slight blemishes, but these are few and typically only revealed upon close inspection.|
|Grade AA+ Pearls||High luster pearls with a 90% clean surface. There are hardly any significant or noticeable imperfections, and they are inconspicuous even upon close inspection. These pearls are a great value since they represent an amazing cross-section of price and quality compared to the higher grades.|
|Grade AAA Pearls||
Pearls with excellent luster, and have a surface that`s 95% free of any blemishes, spots, or imperfection. These are the highest grade of pearls in the "A" Grading Standard that you`ll be able to readily buy.
|Gem Graded Pearls||
After the AAA grade, these will be the fancy names that each store has for its own best pearls. This category includes the absolute best quality pearls. Although no pearl is absolutely perfect, these pearls are as close to perfection as can be reasonably expected.