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Rose Pearl Necklace

Pearl Colors

Pearls can exhibit a wide spectrum of colors and overtones depending on mollusk species and environmental conditions.

How do oysters make colored pearls?

The formation of colored pearls begins when an irritant, like a grain of sand, enters a mollusk oyster's shell. In response, the oyster secretes layers of nacre, a lustrous substance that coats the irritant, gradually forming a pearl. The colors of pearls are influenced by factors like the type of oyster, environmental conditions, and the presence of minerals or pigments in the surrounding waters.

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Colored Pearls

Pearls come in a variety of captivating colors, each with unique overtones. One of the defining features of pearls is their lustrous surface, which reflects light that adds depth.

White and Cream

White pearls are the most traditional and widely recognized. They exhibit a luminous, white sheen in a range of subtle variations. From pure white to creamy yellowish tones, these nuances in color add dimension to the pearls. 


Black pearls, also known as Tahitian pearls, are cultivated around Tahiti. They showcase a striking range of hues, from pure black to black with overtones of green, blue, purple, or even silver, creating a dynamic iridescent appearance.  


Gray pearl colors range from soft silver to smoky charcoal.


Yellow pearls display a spectrum of golden tones that vary in intensity, ranging from pale to deep yellows.

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Orange pearls exhibit warm tones, varying from peach to light orange.  


Pink pearls showcase blush to rose-toned colors.  


Lavender pearls display a spectrum of soft pastel purple tones.  


Green pearls highlight subtle mint to darker green shades.  


Blue pearls exhibit light aquamarine to dusty blue tones.

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Rare Natural Pearl Colors

Natural pearls can exhibit exceptionally rare and unique colors, adding to their allure and value. Some of the rarest natural pearl colors include blue and golden yellow.

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