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Pearls

Here, we offer a variety of styles and colours in both freshwater and saltwater pearls.

 

Akoya Pearls: Akoya pearls are the classic cultured pearls that come into mind when the word “pearl” is mentioned. They are saltwater pearls from the Akoya oyster that  range in diameter of 3mm to 10mm. Akoya pearls are normally white with overtones of rose, cream, and silver. However, these pearls can be dyed to darker colours. Akoya pearls are cultivated in Japan and China regions. Akoya pearls are renown for their intense and brilliant lustre.

 

South Sea Pearls: Considered to be one of the exclusive of all cultured pearls varieties. The Oyster, Pinctada maxima, is one of the larger oysters which yield larger  pearls. These pearls have a large scale in sizes. South Sea pearls can reach sizes from 8mm to 18mm in diameter. The South Sea pearl has a variety of colours ranging from silver-white to gold. In addition, colours of South Sea pearls are genuine without the use of treatment.  South sea pearls, due to their high cost of production, command premium prices.

 

Tahitian Pearls: Tahitian Pearls are formed from the black lipped oyster, known as Pinctada margaritifera. These pearls derive their name from their location in the French Polynesia islands near Tahiti. The exotic colour palette of Tahitian pearls makes them one of the most unique of all cultured pearl varieties. Uniquely,  black is the most desirable of shades. Many Tahitian pearls feature additional tones with the black pearl, such as: green, blue, and grey, therefore making the black pearl rare. Tahitian pearls vary in sizes from 8mm to 17mm in diameter.

 

Freshwater Pearls: Freshwater pearls are easily cultivated from freshwater mussels rather than saltwater oysters, They are produced in great abundance, and therefore generally the most moderately priced of all assorted pearls. Their unique shapes and gentle pastel colours make them perfect gems for those on a budget. These pearls range in a variety of shapes, colours, and sizes, making freshwater pearls the most diverse.

 

Keshii Pearls: Keshii pearls, though not nucleated pearls, are created by accident as a result of the culturing process and thus must be considered cultured pearls. Their unusual shapes and sizes are best used in unique jewellery designs. These pearls are cultivated in Japan, Australia, French Polynesia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

 

Mabe Pearls: Mabe pearls are hemispherical cultured pearls grown against the inside shell of an oyster rather than within the oyster’s body. They are generally used in ring, earrings, and pendant settings which cover their flat backs or reverse side.

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