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    No one factor can solely represent the worth of a pearl, but luster and surface perfection are key factors in grading a pearl.

     

    There are four MIKIMOTO grades as indicated in the chart below.

    Quality

    Luster

    Surface

    AAA

    AAA1

    Exceptional, Mirro-Like Reflection

    Blemish-Free Surface*

    Minimally Blemished Surface

    AA

    AA1

    Superb, Clear Reflection

    Very Slightly Blemished

    Slightly Blemished

    A+

    A+1

    Very Good, Clear Reflection

    Very Slightly Blemished

    Slightly Blemished

    A

    A1

    Good, Clear Reflection

    Very Slightly Blemished

    Slightly Blemished


    Please contact your local Ben Bridge store or Ask the Jeweler for more information on pearls and availability of other MIKIMOTO items that are not shown online. Strands, earrings and bracelets are available in other qualities and sizes / lengths.

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