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South Sea Pearls Prices and Value Factors

South Sea Pearls Prices and Value Factors

wholesale pearlsSouth Sea Pearls grow big in the warm waters of the south Pacific, larger than any other species. White South Sea pearls are the giants, cultivated off the coast of Australia, and the even more rare Golden South Sea pearls near Indonesia and the Philippines.

Because of their size and distinctive look, it’s hard to confuse them with anything else. However, Freshwater pearls in the same size range are becoming more common in baroque shapes, so be sure to confirm with the vendor (Reference: South Sea Pearls Prices).

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What to Expect:

  • Sizes usually from 10mm to 18mm+, and occasionally even bigger!
  • Natural colors are white or golden. For golden pearls, it’s extremely important to ask whether the color is natural. Color treated pearls abound, and are worth much less than natural goldens, since the color may fade over time!
  • Baroque shapes in White South Sea pearls are very popular, in addition to the classic round. (Reference: South Sea Pearls Prices).
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What’s Next?
You may have heard the terms “natural pearls”, “cultured pearls”, or “treated pearls”, and wondered what the difference was between all these. Or you may be asking right now, “How can I know if this pearl is a ‘real’ pearl? What should I know to avoid paying too much?” Rest easy! We’ll cover that and much more shortly, including:

  • How to Tell Fake Pearls from the Real Thing
  • The 7 Secrets that your Local Mall Jewelry Store Doesn’t Want You to Know!
  • Negotiation tips, and How to Make Your Pearls Last a Lifetime! (Reference: South Sea Pearls Prices).
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We’re going to have some fun applying our new pearl expertise in the marketplace! We’ll use our knowledge to decide on pearl authenticity, spot fakes and treatments, and get the best deals possible on pearls by understanding the lingo and also how “the system” works! Plus, we’ll touch on caring for your pearls after you take the plunge.

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Quick Review: Pearl Types and The Value Factors

First, another quick review. There are four major types or “species” of pearls common in the marketplace today:

  1. Freshwater pearls
  2. Akoya pearls
  3. Tahitian pearls
  4. South Sea Pearls (in both White and Golden varieties.)

Each of the pearl species should be evaluated according to the 7 Value Factors:

  1. Pearls Luster
  2. Pearls Size
  3. Pearls Surface Quality
  4. Pearls Shape
  5. Pearls Color (Body, Overtone, Orient)
  6. Pearls Nacre Thickness
  7. Pearls Matching.

Although each pearl species has specific qualities, always remember that luster, size, and surface quality have the greatest impact on value. (Reference: South Sea Pearls Prices).
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Black pearls price : Value Factors of Tahitian Pearls

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

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Tahitian Black Pearls

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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Akoya Pearls – Value Factors

Akoya Pearls – Value Factors

wholesale pearlsAkoya pearls are the “original” cultured pearl, and are usually the image that comes to mind when you mention the word “pearl”.

As with all pearls, look for as high luster and as few surface characteristics as possible within your budget.

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What to Expect:

  • Akoya Pearl sizes are usually from 6mm-9mm.
  • Natural body colors are neutral whites and creams. Dark colors like blue or black are not natural colors, but can still be desirable.
  • Overtone colors are often highly desirable, including pink/”rose”.
  • For Akoya pearl strands, it’s especially important to check the nacre thickness. Check for chipping around the drill hole. Also, hold the strand at either end and roll back and forth.
  • Variations in color (called “blinking”) indicate thin nacre and should be avoided !
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Freshwater Pearls – Value Factors

Freshwater Pearls – Value Factors

wholesale pearlsFreshwater Pearls or freshwater cultured pearls are raised in lakes in vast quantities, especially in China. A given mussel will often produce many pearls at one time – sometimes as many as 50 pearls at once!

This, coupled with the faster production time (and even faster capitalism!) of the Chinese market has led to lower prices and, surprisingly, pearls of better and better pearl quality. Freshwater pearls are cultivated with a technique different from that used with other pearls species; there is no bead nucleus.

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freshwater pearls

Freshwater Pearls – What to Expect:

  • Freshwater pearls sizes are usually in the range from 4mm-12mm. Larger sizes are possible.
  • Natural colors are whites, pinks, pastels, lavenders, but color treatment is also common. If in doubt, ask… it effects the price you should pay!
  • Freshwater pearls may appear slightly less round than the more expensive Akoya pearls, but this is changing as cultivation techniques improve.
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Pearls Necklace Price & 7 Important Factors on Pearl Grading

Pearls Necklace Price & 7 Important Factors on Pearl Grading

Pearls Necklace Price & Factors on Pearl : Luster, Size, Surface, Shape, Colors, Nacre Thickness, Matching

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1. Pearl Luster

(sometimes spelled “lustre”) is the queen of value. As mentioned before, this is the shine or the reflection that your eye observes when light hits the surface of the pearl. Look for sharpness of reflections; the light source should appear as tight and clear as possible.

2. Pearl Size

All things else being equal, the larger the pearl, the better and the more expensive. It takes a long time for an oyster to produce larger pearls, and there are fewer of them. Big pearls with high luster are rarer still and command higher prices. See the sections below for the size ranges to expect for each species of pearl.

3. Pearl Surface Quality

Just like most diamonds have natural “inclusions”, most pearls have natural surface characteristics, which may appear on the pearl’s surface as “dots” or “dashes”. Ideally, the fewer of these that you see, the better. Surface marks like these are very, very common, and are the result of a natural process over which pearl farmer has little or no control. Therefore, perfectly clean pearls are very rare and expensive. Just keep in mind that, like most things in life, marks tend to obvious only when you’re looking for them, but often are not even noticeable when the pearls are worn.Pearls Necklace Price

4. Pearl Shape

There are several ideal shapes: round, tear-drop, and baroque (free-form). In general, the closer a pearl is to one of these ideal shapes, the better and more valuable it is. For example, if the look of the pearl seems to be round, it should be as round as possible. Rounds used to be considered the most valuable, but these days a nice dropshape or baroque-shape can cost as much or more as a round, depending on how it will be used.

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5. Pearl Color

The primary color you observe in the pearl is called “body color”. In addition, some pearl species also exhibit additional minor colors as overtones or orient. More on this later. While there is no wrong color, some colors are considered more desirable than others, depending on the species of pearl.

6. Pearl Nacre Thickness

When the nucleus is inserted into an oyster to create a pearl, the oyster responds by coating the nucleus with layer upon layer of a substance called conchiolin, or nacre. The thicker the nacre, the bigger and more durable the pearl will be. Pearls with thin nacre may show cracks or chipping around the drill holes, and should always be avoided.

7. Pearl Matching.

When looking at multiple pearls which will be worn together, be sure that they look beautiful together! As a general rule, pearls worn together should be similar with regards to each Value Factor described above. This is especially true for luster. The many exceptions to the rule are designs for “artistic liberty”. For example, a multicolor strand will by definition have more than one color. Some people love subtle ranges of color or size, which is perfectly acceptable, too. Remember, it’s the overall “look” that is most important. – source: Pearls Necklace Pricewholesale pearls south sea pearls wholesale
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