The wide assortment of shapes, colours and sizes all combine to make pearls one of the most adaptable gems used in today’s jewelry – especially in a pearl ring. While the more common colour is white, pearls occur in almost every colour.

White pearls

The classic and widely preferred in pearls is white. The white pearl is referred to as a figure of purity and are in many cases liked with wedding and graduation celebrations.

But any of these white pearls are routinely bleached in order to create either a white body colour and used in a treatment referred to as “pinking”. This treatment adds the slight rose tone that is nearly in all Akoya pearls.

Natural white Akoya

There is a company in North America that introduced a line of natural-colour Akoya pearls. These are pearls that have not been pinked, bleached or colour-enhance in any matter. The company carries the natural-white line that is AAA grade and laboratory-certified natural color as well as hanadama grade.

Black pearls

The 2nd most popular colour for pearls is black. These black pearls are comparative new to the scene of pearls and are most often linked to Tahitian pearls which are produced in French Polynesia. These black pearls are fashioned by the Pinctada maxima oyster or the Tahitian pearl oyster, and come in every possible colour, shades as well as overtone. These colours are totally natural and except in cases of the treatment of chocolate Tahitian pearls, are black pearls carried by some stores. Natural black pearls are stunning and quite popular and include the black freshwater and black Akoya. The ones that occurs total naturally are expensive.


The distinction with these types of pearls is that black is not really a naturally occurring color and the dark colorations are made by using of an organic dye. Black Akoya and black freshwater pearls do not occur naturally but in a few cases they will. But usually the colour is made with some type of treatment.