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PEARLS

                           

What are they and where are they produced?

There are 5 types of pearls

Freshwater Pearls

Freshwater pearls are best known for their wide range of shapes and sizes and colours. They are generally formed by mussels which live in lakes and rivers of China & Japan.

Akoya Pearls

These pearls are a perfect shape and

are created by the saltwater oyster along the coasts of China & Japan.

Tahitian Pearls

These pearls are the only black pearl in the world and are produced by a saltwater oyster in Tahiti and the Polynesian islands. 

The colours  can vary from silver , green, blue ,peacock and black.

Golden South Seas Pearls

These pearls are the rarest and most expensive in the world They are produced by saltwater oysters along the coasts of Australia, Indonesia and the Phillipines.

White South Seas Pearls

These pearls are found and produced in the same locations as the golden South Seas pearls and are known for their  brilliant lustre.