Pearls

Unlike other gemstones mined from earth, pearls are grown by live oysters below the surface of the sea.

The creation of a pearl starts with a foreign object, such as sand, ending up inside of the oyster.

The oyster THEN starts to secrete nacre around the object layer by layer to protect itself.

What is

Nacre

Pearl cultivation

Inserting the nucleus:
A human surgically implants a round shell piece inside the oyster

Back to the water:
The Oyster is returned to the sea or river where it feeds and lives while secreting nacre around the nucleus.

Oyster care:
The Oyster is lifted from the water for cleaning and health care.

Some years later..
The oyster is lifted from the water and the pearl is surgically removed from inside of the oyster.

CULTIVATED PEARLS

Akoya Pearls

Akoya pearls are cultured saltwater pearls mainly cultivated in japan and china. They have a deep luster and usually come in Shades of pink and white.

Freshwater pearls

Most of freshwater pearls are cultured in china. They come in different shapes and colors. These pearls are wonderful because of their price and quality. They are less expensive than saltwater pearls yet as durable and lustrous.

Tahitian pearl

Tahitian pearls are only produced by black-lipped oysters in Tahiti, French Polynesia. These pearls come in different grey, black and even green shades. Tahitian pearls ARE the second most valuable pearl type in the world.

South Sea pearl

South sea pearls are cultured in pacific countries And the most beautiful ones are from Australia. They are valuable because of their rarity, size and color. South sea pearls can be yellow, grey and white. The yellow south sea pearl is the most valuable pearl type in the world.

Why are pearls so valuable?

TIME: They are in a way gemstones and it takes years for an oyster to create a perfect pearl.

PERFECTION: It takes time and effort to find Pearls that are exactly the same shape and coloR for just one necklace.

SPECIALIZATION: Only Pearl technicians can IMplant the nucleus inside an oyster without killing it.

FEATURES: The pearl type, size, color, luster and shape affects its price.

They come in different shapes

Pearls are not only round. They can also be in the shape of a drop, a coin or oval. Baroque pearls are often asymmetrical and large pearls and have a completely unique shape.