Species: Cultured Pearl
Pearl Type: Akoya (Bead Nucleated)
Mollusk: Pinctada Fuctada
Mohs Hardness: 2.5 to 4.5 out of 10
Color: Can be almost any color, but usually white or light yellow, and body color can be modified by pink, green or blue overtones.
RI: 1.350 to 1.685 (+0.009 / -0.005)
Birefringence: 0.155 (use birefringence blink method)
SR/DR/AGG: Too opaque to test
Spectrum: Not diagnostic
Fluorescence: Varies. Inert to strong light blue, yellow, green or pink under LW and SW.
SG: 2.61 to 2.85
Routine Treatments: Bleaching
Additional Enhancements: Dyeing, irradiation, heating, waxing, polishing