Black pearls price : Value Factors of Tahitian Pearls
Tahitian pearls are cultivated in French Polynesia (Tahiti) in oysters using techniques originally developed for Akoya oysters. The Tahitian oysters are much bigger however, and grow in warmer waters. The result are pearls which are bigger than Akoya pearls and most Freshwater pearls. The thicker nacre also makes overtones (minor colors appearing “underneath” the main body color), and orient (a “rainbow-like” effect) more common. – tags : black pearls price
What to Expect:
- Tahitian pearl sizes usually range from 9mm-17+mm, or even bigger in rare cases.
- IMPORTANT: Pearls which are smaller than 8mm may be beautiful, but except for rare cases are almost certainly not Tahitian pearls. It’s probably a treated Akoya or freshwater pearl.
- Natural body colors are typically darker but are incredibly diverse, ranging from blacks and browns, to greens, blues, purples, grays, and goldens. With so many options to choose from, and so many varied personal tastes, no one color is “most” valuable these days.
- Common color terms: the term “peacock” describes a black pearl with green (and possibly pink) overtones. “Aubergine” or “Eggplant” describes a pearl with purplish cast.
- Orient is very attractive in Tahitian pearls, as is an overtone color in green, blue, or pink.
- In addition to round, baroque (“free-form”) shapes are very popular, as are nice dropshapes. – tags : black pearls price
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