Types of Pearls

There are three main types of pearls: freshwater pearls, saltwater pearls, and cultured pearls.

  • Freshwater pearls are grown in freshwater mussels. They are typically less expensive than saltwater pearls, but they can be just as beautiful.
  • Saltwater pearls are grown in saltwater oysters. They are considered to be the most valuable type of pearl.
  • Cultured pearls are grown in both freshwater and saltwater mussels. They are created by inserting a small bead into the mussel's shell, which causes the mussel to produce a pearl around the bead.


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