South Sea Pearl Characteristics
The nacre is unusually thick, ranging from 2 – 6 mm, compared to the 0.35 – 0.7 mm of a Japanese pearl. South Sea pearl has a special, satiny luster that comes from the rapidly deposited nacre and warm waters of the South Seas. South Sea pearls also have a subtle array of colors; typically white, silver, and golden which are rare in other pearl types. Therefore, South Sea pearl is among the largest commercially harvested cultured pearls in the world.