Cultured pearls are used in bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and rings to create beautiful pearl jewelry. Cultured pearls are formed by implanting tiny beads into oysters that, over time, coat the bead in layers of minerals. These layers - called nacre, slowly create a lustrous and precious pearl.
The most popular variety of pearls, Akoya pearls are farmed in Japan. They are prized for their smooth surface, creamy color and gorgeous luster.
The most affordable pearl variety, freshwater pearls are available in a rainbow of colors including white, pink and light pastels. Ritani freshwater pearls are of high quality and exceptional value.
With exceptional quality and gleaming silver luster, South Sea cultured pearls are typically larger and rounder than other types of pearl. They are produced from a rare variety of oyster, and identified by their symmetrical roundness.
Dramatic and chic, Tahitian pearls have a naturally dark hue that results from the color of their oyster’s lips. Typically black with blue, green and purple tones, this extraordinary variety is ideal for those who want to make a style statement.