Pearls are one of the most beautiful gemstones, and offer the most versatility in jewelry design. The reason for this is because there are so many different sizes, colors, shapes, and types of pearls. Each type of pearl has its own characteristics that set it apart from the other types. The first and most common type of pearl is the Freshwater pearl. Freshwater pearls are the most popular type of pearl because they are easily produced and offer a classic look to any outfit. These pearls come in colors such as white, gray, pink, lavender and peach. Shapes of freshwater pearls are endless in variety and create beautiful necklaces that everyone will love.
Akoya pearls are popular because of their shape. These pearls only come in a perfectly round shape and are produced in smaller sizes than any other type of pearl. The largest that these pearls average is about 9mm and the smallest is around 4 mm. Akoya pearls come naturally in white but are usually enhanced to darker black colors. If you are looking for a strand of pearl, Akoya pearls make the most outstanding ones you could find. These pearls look great in a pearl strand with same-sized pearls, as well as variegating sizes of pearls and will be sure to draw attention.
Tahitian pearls are the second most rare pearl in the world, and though they are considered black, they come in a range of different colors. These pearls can be seen in purple, rose, turquoise, gray, blue, peacock and many other colors. These pearls are popular because they offer a fresh look on pearls and their sizes are larger than average. Tahitian pearls make beautiful pendants due to their grand size and look good paired with any type of precious metal.
The most sought after pearl is the South Sea pearl. This pearl exudes natural colors of gold, silver and creamy white, which creates magnificent strands and pendants. South Sea pearls also come in large sizes and the luster each pearl possesses, really makes them pop. At Aloha Pearls, we offer the widest array of pearl necklaces at every price range. At www.alohapearls.com you will be sure to find the pearl necklace of your dreams.