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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.

Readily available and reasonably priced

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.

Colourful and versatile

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.

Here are a few tips and tricks to style your pearls:

  • Use the overtone of the pearl as a guide: “Overtone” refers to the surface shimmer of the pearl. While there are no hard and fast rules, rose and cream overtones tend to complement lighter outfits and fairer skin tones, while silver and steel overtones look great with darker materials and complexions. Yellow overtones, meanwhile, are delightfully versatile and can complement just about any style.
  • Freshwater pearls work best with casuals: Whereas classic white pearls are usually reserved for formal occasions, freshwater pearls can be worn with just about any outfit. Whether you pair it with casual denim, corporate attire or formalwear, freshwater pearl jewellery is the perfect way to instantly elevate any look. With a variety of colours to choose from, our freshwater pearls are sure to look amazing with whatever you have in your wardrobe.

Don’t forget to check your pearls before you wear them

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.

To check the authenticity of our pearls, you can:

 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.

Buy yourself some freshwater pearls today!

Akuna Pearls offers a collection of beautiful pearl jewellery & bridal 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.

Shop our collection today!