Pearls

Pearls

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The following is an overview of pearl types:

Akoya

  • Cultured Pearls not especially large, typically found in sizes of 2-8mm, known for their white to cream coloration.

Tahitian

  • Cultured larger pearls farmed in Polynesian ocean water, sometimes called “black pearls” that range from light gray to very dark gray.

South Seas

  • Largest cultured pearls farmed in Australian ocean water, typically white to golden yellow in color.

Freshwater

  • Cultured mostly in Chinese rivers and lakes. Freshwater pearls come in a broad variety of colors.