MaxGioie South Sea Pearls
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South Sea Pearls
The South Sea pearls, commonly known as Australian Pearls are born in a Maxima Pinctada, a oyster of consistent size and weight (max 30 cm, 5 kg). Nature favors the creation of large diameter pearls thanks to the enormous pearl oysters and the biological characteristics of this seas rich in nourishment (plankton).
The average size of a pearl of the South Sea is 13 mm, the pearl cultivation allows to obtain diameters ranging from 9 mm to 20 mm.
A characteristic of Australian pearls is the thickness of the nacre which varies between 2 and 6 mm. The light of the pearls is very particular, definable as soft and satin luster, due to aragonite deposits that fasten quickly on the nacre, thanks to the warm water of the South Seas.
The South Sea pearls have a range of colors ranging from white to dark gold. For the golden pearls, darker is the color the higher the price, all other pearl parameters being equal, this is due to their difficulty in cultivation. The white color comes in two tones: white and silver.