Australia is renowned for producing some of the most exquisite pearls in the world, thanks to its breathtaking landscapes. Australian pearls’ outstanding quality and inherent beauty make them highly sought for. Whether you’re looking to expand your Australian pearl jewellery collection or simply unsure where to buy from, we’ll highlight some important things to consider, especially when buying online.
Types of Australian Pearl Jewellery
Australia is home to several types of pearls, with the most popular being South Sea Pearls. When buying Australian pearl jewellery it’s important to consider what type of pearl you desire.
South Sea Pearls:
The size, lustre, and distinct colours of these pearls—which range from white to silver to golden—make them well-known. Most South Sea pearls are farmed in the waters off Australia’s northern coast, especially in Western Australia. These range in size from 9 to 25 millimetres and the average size is 12.5 millimetres. They come in a variety of shapes; perfect round pearls for rings, earrings and necklaces. Aquarian Pearls offers a range of South Sea Pearl jewellery in a variety of shapes and sizes.
While Australia only grows White South Sea Pearls, the Australian consumer likes all kinds of pearl jewellery including Gold Pearls as well as Tahitian Pearls. While not exclusive to Australia, Tahitian pearls are also found in the country’s waters. These pearls are famous for their dark, exotic colours, including shades of black, grey, and green.
What determines quality Australian Pearl Jewellery?
When judging an Australian cultured pearl consider factors including, lustre, shape, and size.
- Size: Australian cultured pearls average size is 12 millimetres, and the smallest sizes are 9 millimetres and the largest sizes go up to 35 millimetres. Australian Pearls are sold by weight so the larger the pearl, the greater its value.
- Shape: Australian cultured pearls are formed by Nature in a variety of shapes.bPearls come in various shapes, including round, semi-round, and baroque. The shape of the pearl can also impact its value.
- Lustre: The lustre, or shine, of a pearl is one of the most critical factors in determining its value. High-quality Australian pearls are known for their radiant, mirror-like lustre.
Consider Your Budget
When purchasing Australian pearl jewellery, stick to a reasonable budget. Finding the right balance between your budget and your desire for a high-quality piece is crucial because quality pearls can vary in price. Keep in mind that pearls are not only exquisite jewellery but also wise investments that will gain value over time.
How To Care for Australian Pearl Jewellery
It’s recommended to wipe your Australian pearls with a soft cloth or chamois leather; always put them on last and take them off first. Aim to keep them away from hot water, hairspray, and perfume’s chemicals. Since your Australian pearls are natural, it’s best to keep them chemical-free.
Choose a Reputable Online Seller
Choose reputable sellers and jewellers who have a history of selling high-quality Australian pearl jewellery. Aquarian Pearls bring you wondrous Australian pearls, in a variety of styles and prices and ranges, available online. No matter your budget, style preferences or location you can shop a wide variety of unique Australian pearl jewellery. Australian pearl jewellery is a testament to nature’s artistry, offering a unique and elegant way to adorn yourself.