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Understanding Types of Pearls with Regal Jewelry

Updated: Nov 1, 2023

Pearls hold a timeless allure for individuals worldwide, and in 2023, we are witnessing a significant surge in the demand and trend for pearls within the jewelry industry.


Regal Jewelry invites you to explore the types of pearls. To delve into their formation, pearls are created when mollusks encounter an irritant trapped within their shells, resulting in a diverse range of colors and shapes, ranging from the most familiar, such as white and cream, to modified colors known as overtones, and from the classic round shape to the unique baroque shaped pearls.


Pearls featuring in golden rings and earrings.


Furthermore, pearls can be categorized based on their sources and formation processes into two distinct categories: Natural Pearls and Cultured Pearls. Natural pearls form organically without human intervention, while Cultured pearls are intentionally produced through human assistance. However, as of today, more than 99% of pearls sold worldwide are cultured pearls due to the efficiency of the farming process. There are four primary types of cultured pearls:

Akoya Cultured Pearls


Akoya Cultured Pearls, the hallmark of saltwater pearls, are predominantly found in the seas of Japan and China. Radiating in a spectrum of white, cream, or displaying a delicate rose overtone, these pearls exude timeless elegance. They are often celebrated in single-strand necklaces, symbolizing the classic essence of pearl jewelry.

South Sea Cultured Pearls


Distinguished by their pristine white to silver or golden hues, South Sea Cultured Pearls hail from the coastal waters of Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. These pearls, produced in response to an oyster's reaction to irritants, acquire their lustrous coat of nacre, embodying luxury and opulence. A choice synonymous with high-value fine jewelry.

Tahitian Cultured Pearls


Located around the islands of French Polynesia (the most familiar of these is Tahiti). This type of pearl is also known as black pearls. Its wide range of colors from gray, black or brown, blue, green, purple to pink overtones. The most popular color amongst buyers is known as green peacock.

Freshwater Cultured Pearls


Reigning as the most popular and versatile choice, Freshwater Cultured Pearls offer a myriad of sizes, shapes, and colors. Their commercial availability at accessible price points makes them highly sought after. These pearls are cultivated in freshwater lakes and ponds, often yielding multiple pearls from a single oyster. China stands as the foremost source of these magnificent gems.


Pearls setting on golden rings, silver rings, necklaces and earrings.

As a leading jewelry manufacturer based in Thailand, Regal Jewelry is dedicated to delivering high-quality jewelry products to our customers around the world. Our extensive material features pearls of various shapes, including the classic round, the charming baroque, the elegant drop, and more, all customized to your unique preferences. We take immense pride in our commitment to sourcing materials sustainably and ethically to craft the most exquisite and environmentally responsible jewelry for you.




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