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What You Need to know about South Sea Pearls

Posted by Francesco Fellini on

South Sea Pearls South Sea pearls are the largest, rarest and most expensive of all pearl types. White and Golden South Sea pearls are the ultimate in luxury cultured pearl jewelry.   South Sea pearls are characterized by their large size and warm luster. South Sea pearls grow inside a large white-lipped oyster called Pinctada Maxima, which has roughly the size of a dinner plate. This mother of pearl or nacre is responsible for the color of the pearls that the oyster can produce. Water temperature, plankton and sediments determine which color variety is more common in a given area.  ...

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