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Pearl Types

There are many pearls available in the marketplace. Each pearl type has a unique color, origin and story behind it.  Using this guide below, Brilliant Pearls can offer you the right education to insure your receive the best pearls to match your budget.

 

FRESHWATER PEARLS

Freshwater pearls originate from actual fresh water sources such as rivers and lakes in primarily China. 

JAPANESE AKOYA PEARLS

Akoya Pearls from Japan are the most famous and are sought after for their high luster, round shapes and clean surfaces. Truly considered investment grade pearls as the high quality and brilliance of the pearl's complexion (known as luster) is difficult to reproduce in other pearl types.

TAHITIAN SOUTH SEA PEARLS

Tahitian pearls are primarily black pearls that originate from French Polynesia.  They are known for their large sizes, exotic colors such as peacock, blue, green, aubergine and pistachio.

WHITE & GOLDEN SOUTH SEA PEARLS

White or Golden South Sea Pearls are among the largest high quality pearls available in the world. Typically the sizes start at 8mm and graduate up to 20mm and larger! The oyster that produces these pearls is called Pinctada Maxima Oyster.