South Sea pearls are by far the most valuable and cherished pearls found on the market today. These pearls are produced by the silver or golden lipped oyster, known scientifically as the Pinctada maxima oyster, which are found on the shores of Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Both golden & white South Sea pearls are very rare and very difficult to find in most jewelry stores, especially in higher qualities. All of our South Sea pearls are 100% genuine South Sea pearls, which have never been treated or “enhanced” in any way. The Pearl Source offers an extensive and wide range of South Sea pearl necklaces and jewelry.
All South Sea pearls purchased at The Pearl Source are imported, sorted, and graded exclusively by The Pearl Source at our facilities in Los Angeles, CA. Our grading system is extremely stringent so that our pearls set the standard for the industry. Our system consists of four grades: AAAA, AAA, AA, A. Our grading is comparable to the A-D system commonly used in the pearl industry for Tahitian & South Sea Pearls.