FAQ - How do I pick the perfect pearl color?


How to take care of pearls

How to select

Value factors

Freshwater vs Saltwater (Akoya)

Types of Cultured Pearls

Cultured pearls vs natural pearls

Origin of Pearls

Pearl Colors and Overtones

I'm not sure which pearls to select?

How can I tell if my pearls are real?

How do I pick the perfect pearl color?

Cultured pearls vs natural pearls

Choosing your Freshwater Pearls

Real and Imitation Pearls

Are black pearls dyed?

How To Choose Your Perfect Tahitian Cultured Pearl Necklace

How to choose your perfect South Sea Cultured Pearl Necklace

Introduction to Pearls

Pearl Clasps

Selecting my necklacea and necklace length

How is market price determined?

Will an appraisal be included with my order?

What is Nacre?

Why Choose PearlsOnly Japanese Akoya?

What are the blue tags shown with Akoya pearls?

How are necklace strands and bracelets tied?

Choosing a necklace

Pearl Measurements

Are my pearls strung too tight?

A Man's Guide to Choosing the Perfect Pearl Gift

What are Hanadam pearls?

Why are Akoya pearls more expensive than Freshwater Pearls?

Wedding Pearls

What are the pearl certificates?

How to adjust my earring backs?

What is pearl grading based on?

What are Golden Southsea Pearls

Pearl Recommendation for Different Age


Selecting your ideal set of pearls can be an extremely personal experience or, if selecting for another, somewhat of a challenge. The color of a pearl has a very real association with the person it will be worn by and should reflect their tastes, personality and complement them aesthetically.

White pearls are timeless. Denoting the wearer's elegance and class, they epitomize the classic ideal of femininity. A string of white pearls is the traditional choice for a first strand or a milestone gift.

The pink pearl range varies from light and crisp tones to warm golden pinks, and right through to a lavender palette. They suit all skin tones and colorings, and are appropriate for women of all ages. This makes them unique to the wearer as well as a highly versatile accessory.

Finally, black pearls are bold and exotic. While also versatile, they act to accentuate styles and distinguish the wearer from others. Black pearls always make a statement.

Please consider using our PearlWizard with your color choice.

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