April 01, 2022

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Saltwater vs. Freshwater Pearls


When it comes to buying fine pearls, there’s one question you must know the answer to first: Do you want to buy saltwater pearls, or Freshwater?

If you don’t know the answer to this question yet, don’t worry! That’s exactly what this post is all about.

“Saltwater pearls” are cultured pearls that are grown/farmed in saltwater pearl oysters all around the world.

Saltwater pearls can be ANY pearl type:

So just remember that when you tell your jeweler you’d like to purchase saltwater pearls don’t forget to specify what types of pearls you want to buy.

“Freshwater pearls” are cultured pearls that are cultivated in mainly freshwater ponds, rivers and lakes throughout China. Freshwater pearls are known for being durable, colorful, off-round in shape and budget friendly. They are an excellent option for inexpensive pearl jewelry gifts and for artisans looking to add unique pops of color to their jewelry designs without adding too much overhead to their designs.

Most often, pearl shoppers are after the classic white Akoya pearl, which is known for being perfectly round, white in color, highly lustrous and beautifully matched.


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White South Sea Pearl and Diamond Pendant


Sparkle like the Glitterati you are with this show-stopping White South Sea Pearl and Diamond Pendant. The large 14.0mm South Sea pearl hails directly from the famous pearl farms of Australia.

Our AAA and AAAA (Gem) Quality White South Sea pearls are hand-selected for their perfectly round shapes, famously thick nacre and bright, touchable luster. This Diamond Glitterati design is mounted by us in our Los Angeles workshop.

This stunning pendant is cast in your choice of 18K White or Yellow Gold, and set with sparkling round brilliant cut, SI1-GH Quality diamond accents, 0.51cttw approximately. Choose your preferred pearl quality, gold color and chain length by using the drop down menus for the ultimate in personalized pearls.  Pearls arrive in our Signature Little Black Gift Box along with Pearl Care Instructions card and a Certificate of Authenticity.


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