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Of all the pearls across the globe, there is one that is rare and revered. In pristine waters where the temperature is gentle and the atmosphere nurturing, there is a pearl with a strange perfection which bears the fingerprint of forever, the South Sea pearl.

The South Sea pearl is a labour of love, spending two silent years within the host oyster – the Pinctada maxima (commonly known as the silver or gold lip) or the Pinctada margaritifera (commonly known as the black lip). The breathtaking gift that is finally delivered into our world is well worth the wait.

AUTORE’s critically acclaimed pearl classification guide, the AUTORE Five S’s™ was launched in 2007 and continues to play an important role as an educational tool to build confidence for consumers and retailers to buy, sell and wear South Sea pearls.

Rosario Autore developed the South Sea Cultured Pearl Classification Guide which has been recognised by the respected Gubelin Gem Laboratories. The guide considers the quality of a South Sea Pearl based on its Shine, Surface, Shade, Shape and Size, and provides an in-depth explanation to understand pearl classification.

The AUTORE Five S’s is a registered trademark of Autore Pearls Pty. Ltd.

Shine.

The 5 board categories of lustre

I. Brilliant lustre: producing a mirror reflection
II. Excellent lustre: producing a very clear reflection
III. Good lustre: producing a good reflection
IV. Average lustre: the reflection appears opaque
V. Poor lustre: producing very little reflection
Size Guide

You’ve found the perfect ring but have no idea what size you need. By following our tips and using our printable Ring Size Guide, finding out your ring size is easier than you think.

Tips for Finding Your Correct Ring Size
The ideal ring fit is loose enough to slide over your knuckle and tight enough so that it cannot fall off your finger.

Many people find that a variance of a half size or less will still fit comfortably most of the time.

Measuring your Finger
We have provided an easy way to measure your correct ring size with our Ring Size Guide

Download our Ring Size Guide here