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Commitment to quality is the single-most distinguishing feature of the services we render our customers. All our pearls are hand-selected and carefully inspected for high luster, perfect shapes, blemish-free surfaces and genuine rich colors.
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Our business is based on direct purchases/productions from pearl farms stretching from South and East Asia to the South Pacific. Our farm-direct prices avoid middleman and save you up to 80% below retailing prices without sacrificing quality.
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Why Pearls?
The Birth of A Pearl
Pearl Types
    Freshwater Pearls
    Tahitian Pearls
    South Sea Pearls
    Akoya Pearls
Pearl Quality Grading
    An Overview of Pearl Grading Factors
    DawnRose Pearls Grading System
    Freshwater Pearl Grading System
    Tahitian Pearls Grading System
    South Sea Pearls Grading System
    Akoya Pearls Grading System
Pearl Industrial Processes
    Pearl Cultivation Procedures
    Industrial Processes of Harvested Pearls
Pearl Buying Guide
    How to choose pearl types
    How to choose pearl colours
    How to choose pearl necklaces
    Pearl size for different pearl types
    How to choose pearl size-pearl strand
    How to choose pearl size-pearl earrings
    How to choose pearl size-pearl pendant
Customer Bewares
    Genuine Pearl Colors
    Pay Attention to Pearl Shape
    Pearl Size
    Pearl Grading
    The Pearl Nacre Thickness
    Purchasing Pearls Online
    How to Recognize Imitation Pearls
    How to Care Your Pearls
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Pearl Types
 

Pearl Types

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Freshwater Pearls

Freshwater pearls, born from mussels in lakes or rivers, typically originate in the regions of south/southeastern China. Amongst all pearls, freshwater pearls are the most versatile in regards to color, shape and size.

Unlike saltwater pearls, which are cultivated using beads as their nucleus, freshwater pearls are cultivated with small pieces of donor oyster tissue. And, as they are left to develop longer than any other type of pearl a lustrous orb of nearly 100% nacre is produced. The resulting high quality and affordability make freshwater pearls a mainstay in the fine jewelry market.

Learn more about Freshwater Pearls

Freshwater Pearl grading

Our collections of Freshwater Pearls

 

Tahitian Pearls

Tahitian pearls, renowned as natural “black pearls”, originate exclusively from the South Pacific islands of French Polynesia. Cultivated from the black-lipped oyster, the mystical aura created by their lustrous black sheen and incredible size excite the imagination and make them particularly prized possessions.  However, Tahitian pearls are not confined to black, but actually exhibit a wide spectrum of colors: peacock green, dark purple, yellowish green, brown, grey…endlessly varied by a vast array of overtones that have captivated the hearts of pearl lovers for centuries.

Learn more about Tahitian Pearls

Tahitian Pearl grading

Our collections of Tahitian Pearls


South Sea Pearls

South Sea pearls are the most valuable pearls in today’s market because not only are they by far the largest pearls, they are also a great deal more rare. These pearls are grouped mainly according to their principle color tones of either white or gold, and are cultured in the silver/golden lipped oyster (Pinctada maxima) in the warm South Sea shores of Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and some other Southeast Asian countries. South Sea pearls quite often have extremely thick nacre of 2-6mm and high luster, producing sharp reflections, which, factored in with their comparative rarity, makes them the favorites of many pearl collectors.

Learn more about South Sea Pearls

South Sea pearl grading

Our collections of South Sea Pearls


Akoya Pearls

It was within the Akoya oyster in Japan that the very first successful attempt to cultivate pearls in the 1900’s revolutionized the pearl industry. No longer were pearls the exclusive right of only the rich and powerful. The hallmark of pearls produced in Akoya oysters is their great luster and perfect roundness which makes them most representative of the classic, elegant style. While Japan was once the main source of Akoya pearls, decades of development in cultivation techniques have shifted the production industry to the point where the largest percentage of Akoya pearls are now produced in China, South Korea, Vietnam and Australia. 

Learn more about Akoya Pearls

Akoya Pearl Grading

Our Collections of Akoya Pearls

 

Main characteristics of different types of pearls


Pearl types

Origin

Mollusk Name

Average Size

Typical Colors

Growth Length

South Sea Pearls

Australia, Indonesia,

the Philippines and

other Southeast Asian countries

Silver/Golden-lipped Oyster:

Pinctada Maxima

9-14mm        

White, Golden, Creamy

2-4 years

Tahitian Pearls

French Polynesian

Black-lipped Oyster:

Pinctada Margaritifera;

Pinctada Mazatlanica

8-14mm

Dark black, Peacock, Pistachio, Aubergine

2-4 years

Freshwater Pearls

South/Southeastern China

Mussels: Triangle Shell:

Hyriopsis Cumingi

6-10mm

White, Lavender, Peach/Pink, Metallic

2-7 years

Akoya Pearls

Japan; South China

Pinctada Fucata;

Pinctada Chemnitzii

4-9mm

White, Creamy

8months-3 years