When it comes to buying anything that is worth of value, it is important that the buyer does thorough research in identifying what is the right quality and right legitimacy when it comes to the item. Jewels, perhaps more specifically the Tahitian Black Pearls, are heavily sought after online and in person, and being able to identify the difference between the real and the fake, and the quality of each gem is crucial to making the right investment.
- Though tourists are apt to be lured by the beauty of black pearls, it’s important to understand that there is no industry-wide grading system for pearls.
- The AAA-A system, used by many sellers, gives an AAA grade to those pearls of highest caliber, deemed flawless.
- Generally, a pearl granted an AAA rating will have a high luster and a surface at least 95% free of notable defect.
“Black pearls represent over 50% of the exports from French Polynesia, and baby boomer travelers will find the black pearl tempting them on nearly every corner.”