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What You Need to know about Akoya Pearls

Posted by Carla Grimaldi on

Akoya Pearls By far the most popular of all pearl types, the akoya pearl is famous for its small, perfectly round shapes and bright, mirror-like luster. Their amazing ability and consistency in producing near-perfect round cultured pearls make them ideal for adorning some of the world’s finest pearl jewellry.   The Akoya pearl remains a pure symbol of elegance and beauty. Ranging in size from 2.0-9.5mm, the akoya offers one of the most versatile and wardrobe ready looks of all pearl types. Akoya pearls are measured in half-millimeter increments; popular necklace and earring sizes are 7.0-7.5mm, 7.5-8.0mm and 8.0-8.5mm. Cultured mainly...

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What You Need to know about Saltwater Pearls

Posted by Francesco Fellini on

Saltwater Pearls Saltwater pearls include the Akoya cultured pearls grown in Japanese and Chinese waters. They range in size from 2mm (tiny) to 10mm (rare) and are usually white or cream in color and round in shape. Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines produce the South Sea Pearl – the largest of all the pearls. They range in size from 9mm to 20mm and can be naturally white, cream, or golden in color. Tahitian Pearls are interestingly not exclusively from Tahiti – they’re grown in several of the islands of French Polynesia, including Tahiti. Their typical sizes range from 8mm to 16mm. These naturally...

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