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Commitment to quality is the single-most distinguishing feature of the services we render our customers. All our pearls are hand-selected and carefully inspected for high luster, perfect shapes, blemish-free surfaces and genuine rich colors.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase for any reason, send it back to us for a 100% refund within 60 days.
Our business is based on direct purchases/productions from pearl farms stretching from South and East Asia to the South Pacific. Our farm-direct prices avoid middleman and save you up to 80% below retailing prices without sacrificing quality.
GoDaddy® and SafeBuy™ verification, along with secure online purchasing features and a reputation for distinctive quality and integrity are precisely what distinguish DawnRose Pearls in today’s current retail market.
Free UK next day delivery on all of your orders. International express delivery is also available.
Each of your purchases is presented in an elegant gift box to showcase your pearls, with a gift card printed with any personal message. Also included are an introduction card and microfiber cloth for pearl care. All for free.
Each of our products is issued with a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by one of our GIA certified pearl experts, which guarantees both the authenticity of the pearls you have received and specifications as to their quality.
   
Why Pearls?
The Birth of A Pearl
Pearl Types
    Freshwater Pearls
    Tahitian Pearls
    South Sea Pearls
    Akoya Pearls
Pearl Quality Grading
    An Overview of Pearl Grading Factors
    DawnRose Pearls Grading System
    Freshwater Pearl Grading System
    Tahitian Pearls Grading System
    South Sea Pearls Grading System
    Akoya Pearls Grading System
Pearl Industrial Processes
    Pearl Cultivation Procedures
    Industrial Processes of Harvested Pearls
Pearl Buying Guide
    How to choose pearl types
    How to choose pearl colours
    How to choose pearl necklaces
    Pearl size for different pearl types
    How to choose pearl size-pearl strand
    How to choose pearl size-pearl earrings
    How to choose pearl size-pearl pendant
Customer Bewares
    Genuine Pearl Colors
    Pay Attention to Pearl Shape
    Pearl Size
    Pearl Grading
    The Pearl Nacre Thickness
    Purchasing Pearls Online
    How to Recognize Imitation Pearls
    How to Care Your Pearls
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60-Day 100% Money Back Return Policy
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Tahitian Pearls Grading System
 

Tahitian Pearls Grading

The Ministry of Pearl Culture and the Tahitian Pearl Promotion Board (GIE) regulate and promote the cultivation of Tahitian pearls as well as oversee issues related to consumer protection. French Polynesia has established its own pearl A-D grading system (with A as top quality), commonly known as the “Tahitian system”, used specifically for Tahitian and South Sea pearls, and most reputable dealers worldwide also adhere to this system.  

DawnRose Pearls only sell AA+-AAA quality of Tahitian pearl strand, and only choose the Tahitian pearls with AA+-AAA or gem quality to assemble earring and pendant.

An overview of pearl grading factors can be found here.

Tahitian System by the Ministere de la Perliculture of Tahiti

DawnRose Pearls A-AAA system

Surface

Lustre

A

AAA

Very slight concentrated imperfections;

Only a single deep inclusion allowable;

<10% flaw surface;

Earrings/pendant is set perfectly clean(<0-3%).

Very high

A/B

AA+

Slight concentrated imperfections;

Only one or two deep inclusions allowable;

<20% flaw surface;

Earrings/pendant is set clean.

High-very high

B

AA

Some visible defects;

<30% flaw surface

High-Medium

C

Not sold at DawnRose Pearls

some slight concentrated imperfections with 10% of deep imperfections tolerated

<60% flaw surface

Medium

D

Not sold at DawnRose Pearls

Heavily dotted

>60% deep flaws

Irrelevan

 
 
Pearl nacre thickness is also an important quality factor: pearls with thinner nacre will be less durable. A French Polynesian parliament regulation has set a minimum nacre thickness of 0.8mm for Tahitian pearls, and pearls with nacre thinner than that are not allowed to be exported.