November 12, 2020 3 min read
Elegant, timeless and surprisingly affordable, Melbourne freshwater pearls can add a touch of class to any outfit.
But what is it about Australian freshwater pearls that makes them so special? As the leading freshwater pearls online store in Australia, we’re going to discuss the key characteristics of freshwater pearls and what sets them apart from other types of pearls.
Freshwater pearls are cultivated in countries around the world, including Australia, China, Indonesia and Japan. They are formed by inserting a small irritant into a mollusc, which then coats the irritant in layers of nacre - a crystalline substance that will eventually become a pearl.
Unlike saltwater pearls, which take years to cultivate, freshwater pearls are grown over a span of several months. As a result, there is a reliable supply of freshwater pearls, which makes them much more affordable and accessible than their saltwater counterparts - perfect for budget-conscious shoppers who are looking to buy freshwater pearls online.
Here at Akuna Pearls, we offer a wide range of high-quality freshwater pearl jewellery that’s suitable for both special occasions and everyday wear.
Freshwater pearls are wonderfully diverse. Whereas saltwater pearls are typically only available in white, freshwater pearls in Australia come in a variety of shapes and colours, including white, black, pink, rose, peach, lavender, cream and more.
We offer a 100% guarantee on the authenticity and quality of our pearls - but you don’t have to take our word for it. We encourage you to check your pearl jewellery so you can be confident and satisfied with the quality of the product you receive.
● Check the weight: Freshwater pearls tend to be heavier than plastic and resin pearls. If the pearls you’re holding are too light, chances are they’re not real.
● Check for imperfections:Freshwater pearls are known for their imperfections. A few ridges and distinctive drips in the design are normal and set these particular pearls apart from the rest. Unless the pearls you buy are extremely expensive, imperfections are to be expected.
Akuna Pearls offers a collection of beautiful pearl jewellery at competitive prices. With a wide range of colours, shapes, sizes and types of jewellery to choose from in our online store, you’re sure to find the right pearl piece for you.
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