south sea pearls
Cultivated in the waters around Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, South Sea Pearls are the largest commercially cultured pearls available today. The harvested pearls range from a diameter of 9 millimeters to 20 millimeters, due to the large size of the Pinctada maxima oyster. With the various environmental advantages of the south seas, these pearls have a thick nacre of up to 6 millimeters, characterized by a luster and shine unparalleled to other types of pearls. South Sea Pearls can come in hues of white, silver, gold, and yellow.