Ever wonder how different pearl sizes compare? Or what some of the descriptive terms mean? Included here under PEARL TALK are some visuals to help you choose.
If you need a little help with bracelet or necklace sizing, just scroll down to JEWELRY SIZING.
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How Is Quality Measured?
What Shapes Are They?
What Other Colors Are They?
Non-White ("Fancy") Pearl Colors
- Akoya pearls are the traditional white pearls usually sourced primarily from Japanese waters. They are the standard against which virtually all other pearls have been measured.
- Freshwater pearls come from mussels, not oysters, and offer the widest range of sizes.
- Tahitian and South Sea pearls are tropical giants with the thickest nacre coatings and often the most lustrous surfaces.
- See "Pearl Types" below for more fun details!
Measuring for Bracelet Fit
Comparing Necklace Lengths