South sea pearls are white colored or silver color pearl gemstone. These are considered as the rare and unique kind of pearl stones. The south sea pearl gemstone are usually larger and heavier than the average cultured pearl stones. Attributes such as smoothness and brightness of south sea pearl stones also exceed the normal pearls. The average size of a harvested south sea pearl stone is around 12 mm to 13 mm in diameter, because of these reasons South Sea pearls and better than cultured pearls.
The south sea pearls come from the oysters that only live in the south sea areas such as Australia, China which have fresh and nutrient rich water. Usually, the oyster of this pearl stone is larger than the akoya (type of a pearl stone) and freshwater pearl stone. Hence, due to the above reason, the pearl which it produces is of the larger size.
Because of the sensitivity and rarity of this type of oyster, the cultivation of this type of pearl stone is extremely difficult. Hence, the difficulty and rarity in cultivating this stone raise the price of south sea pearl stone, it is more expensive than its contemporary types.
South sea pearls are the largest cultured pearl stones found on the earth. The average size of this stone is around 13 mm, with most harvests producing a range of sizes from 9mm up to 20mm.
Types of Pearls
1. Akoya Pearls
2. Freshwater Pearls
3. Tahitian Pearls
4. South Sea Pearls
Identification of South Sea Pearl :
The real south sea pearl is perfect round in shape and has small protrusion, it is expensive and never comes for cheap. Therefore, if a gem dealer claims of selling south sea pearl stone at the extensively cheap rate then it is appropriate to avoid buying a stone from that dealer.
While buying always consider a legit gem dealer who has built a good reputation in the gem market and also offer certificate along with the gem and openly reveals all types of treatments which a stone has undergone through until the time of purchase.
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