I am new to the forum and have been learning a lot reading the articles and threads here. I love Tahitian pearls and have been looking for a strand for a while now. The last few times I was in Hawaii, I have been looking but could not find one that I like and fit my budget. I recently bought a strand of multicolor online and the color is very nice.
According to what I've read, AAA graded can still have pimples and some blemishes. Does that mean some of the pearls can still be off-round? When I inspect closely, some of the pearls are off-round, but that does not matter that much. However, they have more than just pimples. I guess you would say lines that look like scratches. I can't tell if they are imperfections or actually have been scratched while being threaded, drilled, etc. Maybe I never looked close enough when I've seen other pearl strands at retails stores. I've only seen pimples on most strands I've seen in person, but not lines. Can someone help me? Thank you.