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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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What You Need to know about Saltwater Pearls

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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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