White South Sea Pearls and Their Unique Luster
The Size of White South Sea Pearls
White South Sea Pearls are generally very large gems, much bigger than other types of pearls. These gemstones also have, on average, the thickest nacre of all cultured pearls. All of these factors come together to make this pearl type the most valuable on the market today.
On rare occasions, cultivated South Sea Pearls have been known to grow as large as 20 millimeters in size. Generally, only up to 30% of harvest will produce near-round and round pearls. The gems that come from the South Sea oysters can also be drop-shaped and baroque. These are often used when creating unique, high-end pearl jewelry.
The Formation of White South Sea Pearls
The gems are created by South Sea saltwater oysters. They are bead nucleated, so there’s no danger to the environment or the oysters themselves. These gems take about 2-4 years to fully develop and be ready for harvesting. White South Sea Pearls are also very sensitive to various factors. Therefore, culturing areas are quite limited. All of these factors increase their value even more.
Silver-lipped South Sea saltwater oysters produce pearls in various colors. Some of the most common overtones come from the silver, blue, aqua, and white families of overtones. Gold-lipped oysters produce gems in colors such as deep gold, champagne and cream. Because the colors of these pearls are often so rich, they are rarely processed beyond simple washing and buffing after harvest.
The Value of White South Sea Pearls
White South Sea Pearls are known for retaining their value better than all other types of pearls. And, because they are so unusually large and quite rare, the South Sea Pearls value continues to last a lifetime. The big beauties of the sea make perfect gifts for that classy, special someone. Moreover, given their impressively thick nacre, they are sure to stand the test of time.
These stunning gemstones will flatter any wardrobe. You’ll love their amazing natural sparkle, shine, and glow. Check out our gorgeous selection of White South Sea Pearls today!