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    Hello,
    I have got the Akoya pearl collier as shown in the attachments, together with a pair of pearl earrings. The pearls of the collier are 8-8,5mm, the ones of the earrings 8.5-9mm. The earrings seem to be from Japan, the pearls of the collier from China (?). How would you rate or qualify them regarding the luster, surface, etc.? I am fully new in this domain. The pictures were taken at different daylights with two different cameras. I would appreciate the comments and opinions from the experts. Many thanks in advance.
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    Welcome! Did you purchase them yourself? Are they new? There was a time when Japan had crop failures and China produced most of the mid to small pearls, but the bulk of akoyas are grown in Japan now.

    The pearls look great, but they can't be reliably graded from a photo. Are you wondering if you got what you paid for?

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    Hello, yes I bought them a couple of weeks ago for a gift. However, the certificate doesn't give any qualification except "full round" and "white" and the size. I fully agree that from pictures, a reliable answer might not be possible, however maybe some considerations. Thanks

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    Did you purchase them in a jewelry store?

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    yes, however they told me that they don't use the standards such as A, AA, etc.

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    the store is serious, they have different stores here in Switzerland.

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