5.5 x 6mm A Quality 18 Inch Cultured Pearl Necklace

  • 5.5 x 6mm A Quality 18 Inch Cultured Pearl Necklace
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  • Item #: 556A3
$281
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5.5 x 6mm - Generally for young teens, 12 to 16 years. This is our smallest-diameter pearl readily available for stringing. It is usually bought for young teens but may also be appropriate for an extremely petite woman or if she specifically requested this size. It is very popular for teenagers for Christmas, birthdays, and school-related and coming-of-age occasions, especially confirmations, Bat Mitzvahs and sweet sixteens. This fine quality pearl strand contains pearls perfectly matched in shape, color and luster. This strand is an A quality, the first grading out of (1) A, (2) A+, (3) AA and (4) AAA. The better the grade, the more luster the pearls have. Luster is the mirror like quality of the pearl. It is the amount of light that reflects off the surface of the pearl. Higher luster pearls with an A+ grade are more valueable than the A grade. This neckalce comes standard length at 16 inches long. All the pearls are over 5.5 millimeters and under 6 millimeters. These pearls were farmed in the saltwater oceans off the shores of japan. This is where the inventor of the cultured pearl made his first round cultured pearl that changed the world. A great sweet sixteen gift or graduation gift, 5.5mm x 6mm sized pearls are ideal for young women aged 12 to 16 years old. This strand is 16 inches long and is strung with silk and a 18K Gold clasp. The quality of this strand can be seen in the chart above under A. If you are interested in a a better quality pearl strand with higher luster, please choose A+. If this is the strand for you, please request silver or rosé overtones and order. Otherwise, please visit the links below.


 

STRAND DESCRIPTION (GIA PEARL GRADING SYSTEM)

 Luster
Low (A)
 
FACE="Times New Roman">Bodycolor

White
Shape All Round
Overtone(s) Silver or Rosé
Surface Very Clean/Flawless
Nacre Very Thick
 
FACE="Times New Roman">Matching
90%

 Clasp
14K Gold

 Length
16 inches

 Oyster
Akoya

 Origin
Japan

 Waters
Saltwater

 Stringing
Hand Knotted on Silk Thread