||A brief history of pearls
QUALITY FACTOR FOUR: COLOR
Pearls come in a stunning array of colors, with some types of oysters producing only one color. The truth is that pearls range in color from white to black and cover the entire spectrum.
While no color is considered superior to another, at least as far as quality is concerned, some colors compliment different skin tones better than others do. Generally, rosé, silver and white pearls are a beautiful match with fair skin; cream and gold-toned pearls are often more flattering against darker complexions.
As with all other jewelry and fashion accidents, color is a matter of preference.
Pearl Color Basics
You'll find pearls all over the color palette. It's important to know that when pearl experts discuss the color of a pearl, they are simply referring to the body color of the pearl - not its luster, overtones or orient.
Many pearls require some type of treatment before going to market. These treatments can include polishing, bleaching or dyeing.