Katherine Amelia Barnes

·An experienced professional in the jewelry industry, 2000 - Present

·Graduate Gemologist (GG)

·Certified Supreme Master Gemcutter (CSM)

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A One-Minute Comprehensive Guide to Pearl Types - Get Ready to Learn!

Pearl is an organic gemstone with various classifications based on their formation environment and composition.

Let's explore common pearl varieties today!

Melo Pearls

Also known as "Dragon Pearls" or "Flame Pearls", Melo Pearls are round and come from the Melo snail, making them impossible to cultivate.

They come in colors like orange-red, orange-yellow, yellow, yellowish-brown, and near-white, with a ceramic-like luster and flame-like patterns.

Shapes can be irregular, oval, or egg-shaped, with round ones usually holding a higher value.

Conch Pearls

Conch Pearls, or "Kongke Pearls" in English, have a unique and bright flame-like appearance beneath their glossy surface.

Tahitian Pearls

Tahitian Black Pearls are renowned as "Queen of Pearls" and "Pearl within a Pearl."

Their cultivation is challenging, and the process for cultivating pearl oysters is lengthy and susceptible to mortality.

Combined with weather and water quality factors, the final product is exceptionally rare.

South Sea Pearls

Also called South Sea Pearls, they originate from the South Pacific, with major production areas in Northwestern Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Due to the abundant production in Australia, they are often referred to as Australian South Sea Pearls.

Akoya Pearls

Akoya Pearls are named after the pearl-bearing species of oysters.

They are pearls formed in the Akoya oyster.

Only one Akoya pearl can be cultured in a single Akoya oyster.

Mabe Pearls

Mabe Pearls, also known as Mabe Pearls, are semi-spherical or specific-shaped pearls, with their basic shape determined by the implanted nucleus.

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