What makes pearls from Australia?
Like any other king of pearls, South Sea pearls are characterized by their colors, sizes and qualities (number of imperfections).
As regards the color of South Sea pearls
Bewitching, precious and rare, Australian pearls are known for their golden color. But there are other shades: white pink, white silver, champagne golden, and dark golden. The hue of these pearls’ ranges from silvery white to dark walleye through white with green highlights, white with gray highlights, white with cream highlights and champagne.
South Sea pearls are therefore available in a wide range of colors and shades making them unique, precious and perfect to embellish all our cultured pearl jewelry creations.
As regards the size of Australian pearls
South Sea pearls offered for sale are of an average size of 13mm. The diameter may vary from 7mm to 20mm. The larger the size of a pearl, the greater the increase the price. These pearls are among the rarest in the world and making a single jewel like a necklace can take several years to find pearls with the same size and the same reflection.
Qualities of Australian pearls of Southern Oceans
Australian pearls are grouped into 6 categories. Pearls of “Super Gem” or “A-AAA”, “AAA Grade”, “AA + Grade”, “AA Grade”, “A + Grade” and “A Grade” quality are found. The classification criterion is the number of visible imperfections (also called defects). Australian pearls evaluated as perfect are quite rare. They are therefore the most valuable and the most wanted in the world.