is an organic gem created by a living organism. Because of this,
every pearl is unique and depending on many factors such as
the type of mollusc and surrounding natural elements, many unusual
shapes and colors are created.
The largest and most valuable pearls in the world produced predominantly
in the waters off Northern Australia.
Irregularly shaped South Sea Pearls.
or Blister Pearls
Produced by a process of glueing molded shapes onto the actual
shell of the mollusc. The shape is layered with nacre and later
Natural colors cover a wide range from light grey to greenish
black and are produced mainly in parts of French Polynesia and
the Cook Islands.
Sea Golden Pearls
Display rich gold coloring and are the rarest of all South Sea
The classic round white pearl historically produced around the
islands of Japan but increasingly being cultivated in China.
These irregular shaped pearls are formed accidentally after
an oyster rejects a nucleus in the cultured pearl process.
The most common of all pearls, grown in mussells found in lakes
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