south sea pearls

Cultivated in the waters around Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, South Sea Pearls are the largest commercially cultured pearls available today. The harvested pearls range from a diameter of 9 millimeters to 20 millimeters, due to the large size of the Pinctada maxima oyster. With the various environmental advantages of the south seas, these pearls have a thick nacre of up to 6 millimeters, characterized by a luster and shine unparalleled to other types of pearls. South Sea Pearls can come in hues of white, silver, gold, and yellow.

tahitian pearls

The Pinctada margaritifera oyster found in the waters of French Polynesia produce pearls of darker hues. Typically referred to as Tahitian or Black Pearls, their distinct array of colors including, but not limited to, black, silver, green, and blue, make them especially attractive. Equally lustrous as Southsea Pearls, Tahitians range from a diameter of 8 millimeters to 18 millimeters, getting rarer as they increase in size. Southsea and Tahitian Pearls are the most sought-after pearls for jewellers with their unmatched radiance, size, and beauty, seamlessly complementing other precious gems.