Frequently asked questions

How does the new GIA Cultured Pearl Classification Report differ from the existing GIA pearl reports?


The GIA Cultured Pearl Classification Report provides classification information for cultured pearls, without any identification or treatment information. No analysis testing for pearl or mollusc identification will be done. The report service will be restricted to unmodified bead-cultured pearls only; so no natural or non-bead cultured pearls, or chemically or physically modified pearls of any origin are eligible for this service. A comparison chart for the 3 types of GIA Pearl Reports is available for reference.

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