Learn About Pearls

Pearls have long been considered valuable all over the globe. They can dress up a pair of jeans, or be the perfect accessory for your wedding dress.

Akoya PearlsAkoya pearls are a product of Japanese pearl farms. The quality of this pearl is very high and is commonly used in earrings and necklaces. They are white in color with pink overtones. Akoya pearls may look similar to Freshwater pearls but when compared closely the difference is apparent. These kinds of pearls are smooth, large and round in shape with more luster than other types.

Freshwater PearlsFreshwater pearls possess high lustrous quality and are available at affordable prices. Grown inside mollusks naturally occurring in bays, lakes, and rivers, they come from the United States, China, and Japan. Fun fact: did you know that a single mollusk has the ability to produce fifty pearls?

You can find freshwater pearls in wide variety of natural shades but white is the most traditional and classic color. Jewelry designed from freshwater pearls can complement any outfits and dresses. Today there are many women who love to have freshwater pearls and the reason of its popularity is its natural beauty and lustrous appeal. It is one of most cherished gemstones.

South Seas PearlIf you are looking for a perfect piece of jewelry that your lady can cherish for years to come then South Sea pearls are for you. These are beautiful jewels that will never lose their shine or luster. Not only this, they are also much larger than the average pearl. These are the rarest pearls you’ll find in jewelry. You can find these pearls in different colors and sizes and the best part is that it can complement any outfit. It is also a perfect gift for bridesmaid so that everyone is completely coordinated.

South Sea pearls come from Indonesia, Myanmar, and Australia, and are cultivated from the white-lipped variety of the Pinctada Maxima oyster. Because of the rarity and difficulty of cultivating these pearls, they are often more expensive than other types.

Tahitian PearlsTahitian, or black pearls, are one of the most unique and exotic gemstones in the market. These pearls are known for their dark color, but you can find them in ranges from silver, white, gunmetal grey, peacock, chocolate, to baroque green. This exotic pearl was developed by Jean-Marie Dormand in 1961. He is a Frenchmen who is responsible for marine resources in French Polynesia. And after its’ discovery, the demand of this stone has steadily increased These pearls are perfect for earrings, pendants, or necklaces.

Tahitian pearls come from black-lip oysters which are known as Pinctada Margaritifera. These oysters are very small and sensitive for the pearl culturing process and this make the pearl costly. If you are looking for a unique and extraordinary gift then Tahitian cultured pearls are the perfect choice.

Would you like to learn more? Check out our page on the pearl as a gemstone.