Pearls 101: South Sea Cultured Pearls

 

Jewelry Basics
 

Overview

South Sea cultured pearls are farmed primarily from oysters found in Australia and the Philippines. These pearls are highly valued for their size and glowing appearance.

Appearance

Due to the large size of the oyster, South Sea cultured pearls tend to be larger as well. They have a distinct sheen, or glow, and are available in a variety of hues. The most popular colors are white and gold.