Jewelry by Hinerava
I'm feeling wordy today, so I hope you all are ready for a deep dive into the world of Pearl Colors.
I used some older pictures I had in my photo archives (check out Pure's old logo - a blast from the past!) but I think the work pretty well at conveying what these colors typically look like. ;)
Let's look at some Tahitians!
Tahitian pearl colors are described first using the primary body color, then the overtone.
Tahitian pearl body colors can range from Near-White hues to Jet Black, although the majority of pearls are Medium to Dark Charcoal Grey colors. The overtone is the secondary, iridescent hue that appears to ‘float’ over the pearl’s surface.
Overtones can be Peacock, Pistachio, Silver, Steel, Bronze, Green, Aquamarine, Rose and Aubergine among many other colors and hybrids. The saturation or intensity of the Tahitian pearl’s overtones increases the pearl’s value. Some overtones such as Peacock are prized above all others.
There is no internationally recognized grading system for Tahitian pearl colors, so you will need to rely on your own judgment when describing a pearl’s body color and overtone.
Silver is also excellent for showing off the pearl’s delicate iridescence, which will often show up as a faint tinge of rose or aquamarine color shifting over the pearl’s surfaces.
Natural Chocolate-colored Tahitian pearls are a rarity, and come from a mixture of brown, red, golden and sometimes green overtones. A prevalence of Rose and Gold will create a “Milk Chocolate” appearance, and the presence of Greenish overtones will give the pearl a “Dark Chocolate” cast. The vast majority of Tahitian pearl necklaces with Chocolate colors are created with pearls that have been color-treated, usually dyed. A naturally-colored strand of Chocolate Tahitians would be extremely rare and very expensive.
I think that oughta do it before I get accused of writing a book for a blog post, LOL! But do let me know: which Tahitian pearl color is your favorite??
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