Pearls are put under careful classifications. These classifications are well known among the merchants and experts. These classifications are done according to the quality and the shape of the pearl. This classification is done by using sieves with different size holes. The value of the pearls depends on two scales the first one is quality and the second is weight. It is divided according to types and weight.
Is the large pearl, and it is called “Alhambra” in the Arab Gulf. It is not perfectly round you can find the oval, the tapered head, and the pear shape. Pearls have many colors like white, brown, black and blue
One of the shapes of the smaller pearls it is smaller from the head then it gets a little bit large. It can take the shape of half moon and the base is flat. It has many different names one of them is (olive) and it also has many colors like white, pink, and light blue.
Comes right after the middle in size. It represents the majority of the medium sized pearls. Some of them are perfectly round while others have pear and cone shapes.
Similar to the middle, but it has a natural cavity. Its color is ranging from pure white, glassy to yellowish and grey blue.
The oval shape of pearl.
The pear shaped pearl.
A pearl peeled after taking it out of the water.
Usually it is put in water till the pearl become clear.
It takes the shape of lentos.
It takes the shape of hasbat.
The pearls that have the same color or weight.
The pearl that has absorbed sea water.
Is found in the shell itself.
The jewana or the jewan
Is a big size round pearl with white color mixed with light pink coming out of its centre. It is one of the finest quality of pearls.
It is considered the lowest quality of pearl. It is less beautiful than jewan. It has the same way of manufacturing but it is a little pit smaller.
Is the pearl that is stuck to the shell.
It looks like tamarind.
Points to the shiny good pearls. It has an oval or tear drop like shape.
A Persian word means the attraction of the color.
The worst type of pearl usually it is black or brown.
They look like shrimps.
It looks like eggs. It has oval shape.
Which is the baby smooth pearls that stay in the fifth to the seventh sieve.
Very small soft pearls. Sometimes it is not possible to drill a hole in them.
Pearls smaller than the sehteet.
The dust of the pearls, smaller than the bokka and used by the spice dealers as medicine.