Cultured Akoya pearls are grown in the Pinctada fucata martensii saltwater oyster, native to the colder waters of the Pacific Ocean surrounding Japan, and abutting southern China and Vietnam, as shown in the map above. Cultured Freshwater pearls from China present a rainbow of beautiful natural colors, and an incredible variety of sizes and unique shapes that range from free form baroques to perfect rounds. Less expensive than saltwater cultured pearl types like Akoya, Tahitian and South Sea pearls, Freshwater pearls are farmed in natural and man-made freshwater lakes and ponds in China.
Cultured Tahitian pearls are the most famous and prevalent naturally Black cultured saltwater pearls in the world. Tahitian pearls are farmed in the tropical atolls and saltwater lagoons of the islands in French Polynesia.
Grown in the Pinctada margaritifera saltwater pearl oyster, which can attain sizes of up to a foot in diameter, Tahitian pearls are one of the largest cultured pearl types in the world. White and Golden South Sea pearls are the largest and most luxurious of all cultured pearl types on the market today. South Sea pearls are farmed in the Pinctada maxima saltwater oyster, which grows up to a foot in diameter at maturity.
It is the largest pearl producing oyster in production today. In order to maintain the genetic diversity of the oyster population, ONLY wild oysters are bred to create farm stock, and then released back to the oceans.
Cultured Pearl Types - Insider's Guide. Akoya Pearls. Akoya Pearl Fast Facts:. Japan is the acknowledged leader in Akoya pearl production — known to produce the best, most consistently beautiful Akoya pearls in the world.
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