What are South Sea Pearls?
South Sea Pearls are produced by Pinctada Maxima oyster. They are cultivated in Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Myanmar.
There are two main colors of South Sea Pearls: Golden South Sea Pearls are cultivated in the Philippines and Indonesia. White South Sea Pearls are cultivated in Australia, although there are some small farms in the Philippines.
South Sea Pearls are the largest pearls in the world, their average size ranges from 9 to 20 mm, although pearls larger than 17 mm are extremely difficult to find and not on the market.
South Sea Pearls are lustrous and beautiful. Features that influence the price of South Sea Pearls are: Size, Shape, Color, Luster, Surface, Nacre and if they are well matched.
Golden South Sea Pearls
Golden South Sea Pearls are the most appreciated type of pearl in the world, especially in Asia.
The value of Golden South Sea Pearls depends on it´s color. The colour should be golden, not yellowish. The deeper, the better.