Chinese Freshwater Pearls

Cultured freshwater pearls come in a wide variety of colors, and an array of unique shapes and sizes. The jewelry created with freshwater pearls is classic and elegant, with a bright, rich luster that lasts a lifetime. They are an extremely popular jewelry choice throughout the world, due to their versatility and brilliance.

Size: 1.5 mm – 15 mm

Quality: AA, AAA

Available In:
Strands
Studs
Loose pearls
Drops (Dropshape)
Buttons

Japanese Akoya Pearls

Japanese Akoya pearls were the first saltwater pearls to be cultured successfully, and have been favorites world-wide since the 1930s. Akoyas are usually round and spherical, and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. They are best known for their brilliant luster, subtle colors. and superior quality. Considered timeless classics in the world of pearl jewelry, Akoyas truly have no equal.

Size: 3 mm – 10 mm

Quality: A, AA, AAA, Gem

Available In:
Strands
Studs
Loose pearls

Tahitian Pearls

Tahitian pearls are valuable and exotic, due to their natural dark hue. Most ‘black’ Tahitian pearls are not actually black, but instead range from silver or charcoal, to midnight black, pewter, and even a pale silvery-gray. These pearls can have overtones of green, blue, violet, silver-rose and copper. Unique and striking, Tahitian pearls are stunning additions to any designer piece.

Size: 8 mm – 17 mm

Quality: B, AB, A, Gem

Color: Light gray, dark gray, black, green, peacock

Available In:
Strands
Studs
Loose pearls
Drops

South Sea Pearls

South sea pearls are considered the rarest and largest of all pearl varieties. They are native to the waters of Australia, Myanmar, Indonesia, and the islands of the South Pacific, and are truly exceptional. South sea pearls are larger than almost all other pearls, and a particularly thick nacre that gives them a unique, lustrous glow. These gorgeous pearls range from silvery white, to ivory, to the rarest pearl of all – the golden south sea pearl. Adding a south sea pearl to any piece instantly elevates it to a gorgeous, one of a kind classic.

Size: 8 mm-21 mm

Quality: B, AB, A, Gem

Color: Natural white, natural golden

Available In:
Strands
Studs

Baroque Pearls

Baroque pearls are extremely unique, because each pearl  has an irregular and distinct shape. They also come in an elongated form. Circle-Baroque pearls, another kind of baroque pearls, are easily distinguished by their unique rings surrounding the pearl. They are very popular, as people people love the character of the uniquely-shaped pearls. These pearls are frequently found in designer jewelry pieces.

Size: 9 mm – 18 mm

Color: White

Available In:
Freshwater
South Sea

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