Types of pearls

 

Freshwater Pearl Information:

Freshwater pearls come in an almost unlimited verity of shapes from symmetrical round to baroque and everything in-between. Due to their availability and affordable prices they are among the most popular of all pearl types for both designers and consumers alike. Each year we see exciting new innovations in freshwater pearl farming techniques yielding more and more impressive pearls. In recent years we have been collecting freshwater pearls  with luster nearly comparable to Akoya's and orient similar to South Seas yet their value remains untouchable offering luxurious designs at affordable prices. 

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Akoya Pearl Information:

The Akoya pearl is the original cultured pearl. The Akoya is referred to as the "classic" pearl and was the first of all pearl verities to be cultured and farmed. The oyster that is responsible for producing the Akoya pearl is known as the Pinctada Fucata. This species of oyster is smaller than all other pearl producing oysters which is why Akoya pearls are correspondingly smaller. Akoya's are prized for having luster that is typically superior to other verities of cultured pearl.

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Tahitian Pearl Information:

Contrary to their name Tahitian cultured pearls are not actually farmed in Tahiti they are actually farmed in the islands and atolls surrounding Tahiti. Tahiti is the largest island in an archipelago consisting of 118 islands named French Polynesia. Although pearls are not actually farmed on or around the main island of Tahiti they are all sent from the smaller islands to Tahiti where they are exported.

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White South Sea Pearl Information: 

The limited production of White South Sea pearls coupled with the fact that they take longer to grow and are farmed in the volatile open ocean make this verity is the most rare and luxurious of all cultured pearls. The White South Sea pearl has become an iconic symbol of wealth and sophistication worn by the most elite and powerful women in the world. 

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Golden South Sea Pearl Information:

The value of pearls is based largely on two factors, the desirability and the availability of the pearl. The golden south sea pearl is extremely rare, very difficult to produce, and highly sought after throughout multiple continents thus determining the high market value of the gemstone. It takes up to 5 years to create a single pearl and due to the volatility of the tropical region in which they are created farmers often encounter many difficulties such as typhoon and other predatory marine species in and around the pearl farms. 

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