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Discover the types of pearls

Did you know that there are different types of pearls? Yes, we can find several types of pearls in the world that can be very different from each other.

Everything you need to know about the types of pearls that exist around the world.

Most of all of us have a piece, a unique jewel made with pearls, that reminds us of unique people or very special moments. Today we tell you everything so you know what kind of pearl you have!


Enter with us to know the pearls that exist, we promise you that it will be very interesting.


1. Natural pearls

First of all, we find the natural pearls. Natural pearls are all those that have a marine origin.

They are usually found in places near the coast, inside mollusks. These pearls can vary in color depending on the type of mollusk that houses them: from grayish to very bright white.

white natural pearl


2. Freshwater pearls or pearlsfresh water

Freshwater pearls, known worldwide as pearlsfresh water, are pearls that have formed in rivers and lakes.

90% of these pearls are produced in lakes and rivers in China, although in recent years the United States has started raising these mollusks to get a supply of these pearls.

These freshwater pearls are characterized by having an irregular shape, in the jewelry market they have been named as baroque pearls.

freshwater pearl freshwater pearl

3. Artificial pearls

Artificial pearls are at the latest news. Due to the great demand for pearls, man himself has managed to create artificial pearls through materials such as resin.

Its appearance may be more yellowish, less shiny and with a certain plastic aspect, however, its low price means that the production of artificial pearls continues to represent a large market.

artificial pearls or plastic pearls

4. Australian pearls

Australian pearls are a type of natural stone found exclusively in Oceania, especially Australia.

These types of pearls are so famous because they are the most valued pearls on the market for their great brilliance, color and hardness. The creation time in molluscs is usually long, between 5 to 10 years, so this increases their value.

Australian pearl detail

5. Tahitian pearls

Tahiti pearls are grown in French Polynesia. These are very special pearls that are characterized by not being white. The most common is that these pearls are greyish, but orange, gold, green and even black have also been found.

Tahitian Pearl


Wow, isn't it amazing the wide variety of pearls out there? We are fascinated by stones, and that is why we love to collect all the details about the materials we use at LAVANI Jewels. What is your most special pearl jewel?


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