What are the different types of pearl necklaces?

There are four basic varieties of cultured pearls commonly available today: akoya pearls, freshwater pearls, Tahitian pearls and South Sea pearls. Each offers you something different and each can be magnificently beautiful.

What is the best type of pearl necklace to buy?

What is the Best Type of Pearl to Buy?

  • Akoya Pearls: These pearls represent some of the best cultured pearls available today.
  • Freshwater Pearls: Cultured freshwater pearls come mainly from China, usually without a bead nucleus (making them very durable).

What are the four types of pearls?

There are four main types of pearls that come in a variety of shapes, colours, and sizes.

  • Freshwater pearls. Freshwater pearls are the most common and least expensive.
  • Akoya pearls. Deemed the classic pearl, these come to mind when you think about the perfect pearl.
  • Tahitian black pearls.
  • South Sea pearls.

Which is costly pearl?

It is valued at $100 Million. The pearl, which has not yet been named, beats the current “world’s largest” pearl known to exist: the Pearl of Allah (sometimes called the Pearl of Lao Tze), which is valued at $35 million and weighs less than 15 pounds. That pearl was also found off Palawan in the Philippines in 1934.

What is the best color for Tahitian pearls?

The most highly prized Tahitian pearls are those with iridescent peacock and cobalt blue colors. In addition to peacock pearls, rainbows, grays and golds are also incredibly popular.

Why are some pearls so cheap?

Why were these pearls cheaper? Because they were smaller. And they were not just small in size but they were early harvest pearls. This means they did not stay in the water very long and did not have the depth of nacre quality that South Sea Pearls are known for.

What is the rarest color for a pearl?

blue pearls
Naturally colored blue pearls are the rarest pearl colors in the world (with one or two exceptions, which we will get to below). The color has existed in pearls for decades, but only recently have naturally colored blue pearls gained popularity in the modern pearl jewelry markets.

Where can you buy pearl necklace?

There are many shops selling pearls in Papeete and a few on Moorea and Bora Bora. Buy your Tahitian pearl jewelry from one that specializes in pearls. Visit several stores before you make your choice. Do ask for a discount on the displayed price at any of the Tahiti pearl outlets.

What are pearl earrings?

Pearl Earrings. Pearls were once a symbol of royalty and eventually made it to the general public for both formal and casual wear. Available in most any color of the rainbow, pearl earrings and other pearl jewelry knows almost no boundaries.

What are Tiffany pearls?

Tiffany Pearls. The pearl is a naturally perfect jewel that requires no cutting or polishing, and no other gemstone matches its legacy of mystery and romance. As early as 3500 B.C., Middle Eastern and Asian societies treasured pearls as symbols of purity and feminine charm.

What is pearl jewelry?

Jewelry in which pearl stone is studded is called pearl jewelry. Pearl gemstone is collected from deep under the sea. It is its type of unusual stone which is shaped inside the sea in concentric layers in which mollusk is deposited over the time.