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GIA Classification of Tahitian cultured pearls
Round: Tahitian Pearl supporting only 2% maximum variation of its diameter.
Semi-Round (Or Oval) spherical Tahitian cultured pearl with a variation in diameter between 2 and 5%.
Semi-Baroque: Tahitian cultured pearl teardrop or button. The diameter varies more than 5%, however, having an axis of symmetry.
Baroque: Tahitian Pearl no definite shape (irregular) that offers no axis of symmetry and which do not fall within the categories listed above.
Circled: Tahitian cultured Pearls having one or more concentric circles, which can be found on the oval or semi-baroque pearls
The surface quality criterion is evaluated according to the combination of three physical parameters: the state of the surface, luster and orient. The quality is assessed by the naked eye.
The surface condition is evaluated according to various criteria, inclusions, streaks, organic deposits, crimps, grooves, depressions, bumps, protrusions or milky tasks of depigmentation.
The chandelier is the more or less perfect reflection of light on the surface of the Tahitian Pearl. It depends on the regularity of the thickness and arrangement of pearl layers.
A beautiful luster corresponds to a total reflection of light, giving a mirror effect. A Tahitian Pearl without luster will have a matte appearance.
The East, it is the color that comes from the Tahitian Pearl; it is obtained by plogeant the pearl inside a white container that does not reflect light on its surface, the Tahitian Pearl reveals other colors than those visible at first glance; it is often a sign of unprecedented intense emotion, the holder of the Tahitian Pearl discovering at that time one or more new shades.
The quality of the surface of Tahitian cultured pearls according to the Gemological Institute of America is written well (for the classification of the Tahitian cultured pearl according Tahiti and French regulations, the AAA corresponds to A, AA to B and A to C, no D corresponding to the GIA, evaluation nuances allowing them landing):
TOP GEM: Pearl of Tahiti and representing no imperfection with a gloss excellent
AAA Category: Tahitian pearl having at most one imperfection or a group of slight imperfections concentrated on 10% of its surface. Chandelier excellent at A beautiful luster.
AA Category: pearl with slight imperfections concentrated on a maximum of 30% of its surface. Beautiful sheen or luster.
Category A: A pearl with slight imperfections concentrated on a maximum 60% of its surface. Beautiful chandelier.
(Category Dde Classification Tahiti): Tahitian cultured pearls have: - either slight imperfections over more than 60% of the surface without deep imperfections or slight and deep imperfections concentrated on not more than 60% of its surface. without gloss or low.
It is measured in foot backstage by the diameter (in the width direction for Semi-Baroque)
They range from 7mm to 22mm smaller ... These are purely exceptional
Most are sold on average 9 / 10mm
From 12 mm are the rarest and are the fruit of a second graft carrier nacre
The Tahitian Pearls over 15 mm are exceptional, and whether they are round, rare color and flawless, they will be most coveted by fans of the Tahitian Pearl bewitching.
It identifies some 300 Tahitian Pearls shades
We work with four color themes
Gray, Pastels, bright and Peacocks (to which so many shades provide an infinite range of colors changes)
We like to POEMOTU you discover Pearls of Tahiti as the colorful Peacock, Pink Pacific Sunset, Aubergine or fly wing and also provide the most or Black shades lighter for all tastes!
But one thing is sure, we strive to get you the most beautiful color in its category and more in line with your expectations.
These colors are natural, and vary according to the original graft made at the same time as the nucleus but also by farming or lagoon, the Tahitian Pearls sold at POEMOTU all come Tuamotu-Gambier lagoons which are the richest in trace elements and other metal salts to get you in the most beautiful colors.
The Tahitian Pearls with brighter colors are more expensive in their category for one simple reason: to get a Tahitian Pearl of that color, the grafter affix the graft as close to the edge of the pearl and the higher exposure and risky this future Tahitian Pearl makes it all the more rare and exceptional round when spring without some inclusions.
We chose to use POEMOTU classification GIA (Gemmologocal Institute of America) to market our Tahitian pearls because we sell Tahitian pearls worldwide and to be read by the greatest number.