Quick Pearl Guide
Tahitian pearls are black pearls that are grown in the waters of French Polynesia. Although they are commonly referred to as black pearls, Tahitian pearls are found in a large variety of natural colors such as silvery white, light and dark grays, greens, blues, yellows, and purples. They range in size from about 7mm to over 18mm. Our Tahitian pearl jewelry is made to order with fine export-quality Tahitian pearls
, individually inspected by the government of French Polynesia. Our Tahitian pearls are always natural in color, never dyed. South Sea pearls
are among the largest and most sought-after pearls in the world. White South Sea pearls
are grown in Australia, while golden South Sea pearls
are grown in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Burma (Myanmar). They range in size from about 8mm to over 18mm. Our white South Sea pearl jewelry and our golden South Sea pearl jewelry are made with genuine South Sea pearls with only the thickest nacre. We do not sell color-enhanced golden South Sea pearls. Akoya pearls
are the original Japanese salt water pearl. They range in size from about 4mm to 9mm, and are the most popular pearl variety. Freshwater pearls
are grown in China, and come in beautiful, natural white, pink, lavender, and apricot colors. They range in size from about 4mm to 13mm. We use only top quality, natural color (not dyed) in freshwater pearls in our jewelry.