One of the most unique qualities of a pearl is its colour.
At Winterson we grade the colour of the pearls in our jewellery with the GIA Pearl Description System.
The main bodycolour of a pearl will be described, with a note also being made if the pearl has an overtone colour or an iridescent rainbow effect. We will always disclose whether a pearl has been treated for colour.
The table shows the different Colour characteristics that may be displayed by a pearl.
|Bodycolour||The dominant, overall colour of a pearl|
|Overtone||Some pearls may display one or more additional overtones of colour in the reflection near the top of the pearl|
|Orient||The rainbow colours that are displayed just below the surface of a pearl, usually those of a baroque shape, as it is rotated|