Pearl Colours

Pearl Colours

The natural colour of a pearl depends on a combination of factors:

  • Body Colour, the predominant basic colour of the pearl.
  • Overtone, the one or more colours that overlie the body colour.
  • Iridescence, a play of lustrous colours. They may be like those of the rainbow, or they may be a subtle combination of colours such as pink, blue, green and silver.

Pearl colour is no quality-factor, however does affect the value of pearls. This is more prominent on a saltwater pearl than on a freshwater pearl. It differs between types. Even pearls within the same grading category have different price levels just because of their overall colour aspects. The presence and beauty of overtone and iridescence can make a pearl even more valuable.

Pearl Colours

The world of pearls is filled with colour; from white, yellow, golden, pink, blue to black and almost every shade in between. There's more to pearls than Grandma's old white strand of pearls. While the use of treatments and dyes allow for any colour of the rainbow, nature itself can produce the best of all.

Pearl Colours

Pearl Colour Round

Freshwater Pearl Colours

Freshwater Pearl Colours

Akoya Pearl Colours

Akoya Pearl Colours

South Sea Pearl Colours

South Sea Pearl Colours

Tahitian Pearl Colours

Tahitian Pearl Colours

White Pearls

White pearls are considered classic and timeless due to its simple elegance.

White Pearl Types: White Akoya, White South Sea and White Freshwater pearls.

White Pearls

Black Pearls

Black pearls have a dark and exotic look that has captivated the imagination for centuries and told in wonderful tales of mythical lore and intrigue.

Black Pearl Types: Tahitian pearls from French Polynesia and Sea of Cortez pearls from Mexico are the only naturally coloured cultural black pearls. Other pearls such as the Black Akoya and Black Freshwater pearls are colour-treated to reach their darker hues.

Black Pearls

Golden Pearls

Some of the largest and rarest golden cultured pearls in the world are the Golden South Sea pearls. The golden pearls that hail from the tropical lagoons of the Philippines and Indonesian isles can range from Champagne to intense 24K golden hues. Golden pearls are praised for its regal, warm tone.

Golden Pearl Types: 14K, 18K, 22K and Champagne.

Golden Pearls

Pink and Peach Pearls

Pink to peach pearls that are naturally coloured are cultured by the Freshwater mussel found in aquaculture ponds in China.

Pink Pearls

Lavender Pearls

Naturally coloured Lavender Freshwater pearls are cultured similar to Pink and Peach Pearls, the larger pearl mussels are cared for and bred in aquaculture ponds or lakes in China.

Lavender Pearls

Blue Pearls

Unique on its own, a true blue pearl portrays the true essence of individuality.

Blue Pearls

Chocolate Pearls

Chocolate pearls come in delectable shimmering hues and when angled just right - the gleam of gold will take your breath away.

Chocolate Pearl Types: Naturally or treated Tahitians and dyed Chocolate Freshwater pearls.

Chocolate Pearls

Multi-Colour Pearls

Modern ensembles of mixed and matched pearls offer a multidimensional luminosity that will capture anybody’s admiration and will be a treasured piece for ages to come.

Multicolour Pearls

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Cultured Pearls

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