A Brief History of Pearls: Color of South Sea Pearls

  A brief history of pearls


Like other types of pearls, South Sea pearls are available in a beautiful range of colors. Further, they come with different levels of iridescence; that contributes to their value, as well.

South Sea Pearl Colors

The most common South Sea pearl colors include white, silver, pink and gold. Typically, the region where these pearls are cultivated helps determine their colors. South Sea pearls developed in Australia are usually white, while those produced in the Philippines and Indonesia usually appear creamier, and they're more golden in color.

Does Color Determine Value in South Sea Pearls?

As with all pearls, color does affect South Sea pearls' value. However, this is largely due to personal preference and popularity on the market. Many other factors combine to determine the value of a South Sea pearl, including its surface quality, luster and size.

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