This beautiful tahitian pearl necklace represents the finest quality available anywhere. The pearls on the strand are AAAA in quality, which consists of the highest luster and cleanest surfaces of pearls that come from Tahiti. The strand is strung and double knotted with silk thread between each pearl. The necklace is 18 inches in length and is affixed with a beautiful 14k white or yellow gold ball clasp with a safety latch. The necklace is accompanied by an official appraisal issued by the Gemological Laboratory of America (GLA) which has graded the strand as AAAA quality and has assigned a retail value of over $30,000 for the piece. Please look at the additional photos for pictures of a sample appraisal you will receive. The necklace comes packaged in a beautiful jewelry box.All Tahitian South Sea Pearls are directly imported from the source; the lagoons of Tahiti. Our pearls represent the finest in pearl selection, hand picked for its luster, quality, color, and cleanliness.