PEARLS OF WISDOM
Discover the difference between Tahitian pearls and Australian Saltwater pearls, South Sea Pearls and Akoya pearls in our latest blog post. Learn about their unique features as well as our Pearls of Australia’s Saltwater pearls.
Pearls are exceptionally unique gemstones, as the only gems that are entirely formed within a living organism. You’ve probably heard of pearls as being referred to as either natural or cultured, and they are often compared to one another. It’s important to note that both natural and cultured pearls are real pearls! The difference between the two is in how they are produced.
Still confused? We’ve got you covered – read on and become a pearl expert.
At Pearls of Australia, we farm two varieties of saltwater pearls from two species of Australian shells – the Pinctada maxima and the Pinctada fucata. The Pinctada maxima produces the