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How Pearl Type Affects Its Worth?


The first aspect that determines the pearls value is whether it is natural or cultured.

  • Natural pearls are formed in the wild sea and divers dive deep down the ocean to find oysters holding the natural gem. It is the rare kind of pearl, so significantly pricey than its cultured cousins.
  • Cultured pearls are created with little manual intervention. Experts implant a bead inside the oyster’s reproductive organ and then allow the nature to do the rest. These are also 100% organic pearls.

Other factors that determine gem value for natural and cultured pearls are its type, size, color, shape, luster, surface quality. Not just a single factor but combination of several traits help to determine pearl value. Visit pearlsonly.co.uk to learn more.

Let’s get familiar with pearls value as per its type

South Sea pearl value

These are largest pearl variety produced by large oysters called Pinctada Maxima. They are big, so regarded as very valuable and rare. South Sea pearls are available in White and golden color. South Sea cultured pearl strand ranges from $1,000 to more than $100,000. The most expensive ones are those with golden hues.

Tahitian black pearl value

Exotic dark colored pearl strand value depends on size and quality. These stunning Tahitian beauties value ranges from $500 to over $25,000. Pinctada Margaritifera is a saltwater black lipped oyster that produces these peacock colored lustrous pearls.

Akoya pearl value

Akoya are first saltwater cultured pearl produced in Japan. These are smallest cultured pearl available in colors from white to gray including overtones of green, silver, and pink. Akoya pearl strand cost ranges from $300 to over $10,000. Oyster’s Pinctada Fucata Martensii produces Akoya pearls.

Freshwater pearls

Freshwater pearls are less costly than Akoya. These are available in wide varieties of size, shapes, and colors. Freshwater pearl strand cost ranges from $50 to over $2,000. Freshwater pearls are got from mussels, which get implanted with tiny mantle tissue.

You can some pearl types are more expensive than others but pearl jewelry value will depend on the type. Pearl earrings with two pearls is inexpensive than a pearl strand. On the other hand, the strand length or pearl numbers in the necklace will define its value.

Highest quality pearl means durable and lustrous. Even though it is pricey today, it will maintain its value for generations with a little care.



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