To note, there is not an official grading system for determining the values of different types of caviar. Therefore, you should understand what to look for when purchasing or sampling caviar across an international marketplace. Every tin of caviar highlights a distinct taste, finish, texture and appearance, all of which are noted on the labeling.
When choosing a certain grade of caviar, the primary areas to look at are the size and color of the caviar. For caviar with larger pearls, it will be more expensive. In terms of color, Beluga, Kaluga and Russian sturgeon caviar are the only types that are graded according to color. The more golden in color, the more costly the caviar is. For example, caviar sourced from albino sturgeon is called “Almaz Caviar” and is obtained from albino beluga sturgeon.