A Brief History of Pearls: Size of Tahitian Pearls

  A brief history of pearls


In addition to color and luster, size is an incredibly important factor when experts gauge the value of Tahitian pearls. These beautiful pearls usually range in size from 8 to 18 millimeters (pearls are measured in diameter). The average diameter of a Tahitian pearl is about 13 millimeters, and larger pearls - with all other factors being equal - are typically more valuable than smaller pearls are.

Tahitian Pearl Size: One of Many Quality Factors

A Tahitian pearl's size is very important in determining its value, but other factors also determine its quality. Luster, surface quality and shape are also characteristics that experts must judge to determine how valuable a pearl is.

The single-most important factor in choosing Tahitian pearls, however, is the wearer's preference. Everyone has a different preference when it comes to size, shape and color, so as long as you are buying genuine Tahitian pearls, their personal value is what matters.

How pearls form in oysters
How pearls are harvested
How pearls brought to market
Know your Akoya pearls
Akoya Pearl Cultivation
Akoya Pearl Harvesting
Akoya Pearl Processing
Akoya Pearl Evaluation
Quality Factor One: Luster
Luster of Akoya Pearls
Quality Factor Two: Surface
Surface of Akoya Pearls
Quality Factor Three: Shape
Shape of Akoya Pearls
Quality Factor Four: Color
Color of Akoya Pearls
Quality Factor Five: Size
Size of Akoya Pearls
Know your South Sea pearls
South Sea Pearl Cultivation
South Sea Pearl Harvesting
South Sea Pearl Processing
South Sea Pearl Quality Evaluation
Luster of South Sea Pearls
Surface of South Sea Pearls
Shape of South Sea Pearls
Color of South Sea Pearls
Size of South Sea Pearls
Know your Tahitian pearls
Tahitian Pearl Cultivation
Tahitian Pearl Harvesting
Tahitian Pearl Processing
Tahitian Pearl Quality Evaluation
Luster of Tahitian Pearls
Surface of Tahitian Pearls
Shape of Tahitian Pearls
Color of Tahitian Pearls
Size of Tahitian Pearls
Gift Giving Occasions

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