Akoya, Sea of Cortez, South Sea, and Tahitian Pearls are all cultured from saltwater oysters and are the most notable varieties of saltwater pearls. These pearls are harvested from saltwater marine environments and are more valuable than the freshwater pearl varieties.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Saltwater Pearl Colors
South Sea Pearl, Tahitian Pearl, Akoya Pearl, Sea of Cortez Pearl, Seed Pearl, Abalone Pearl
Countries of Origin
Unknown; China; Italy
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