Why Are Freshwater Pearls Different Colors

Freshwater pearls are known for their gorgeous colors , variety and affordable prices . These organic beauties are popular with jewelry designs because of their warm , feminine and unique shapes and colors .

The common colors of freshwater pearls are white, pink, purple, orange and other rich colors . There is also have a new variety of freshwater pearls - - Edison pearls, which also have special metallic iridescent colors , such as plum, fuchsia, bronze and so on. Let's take a new understanding of these lovely pearls.

Freshwater pearls haven't black colour, black pearls are all sea pearls

Let’s take a new understanding to these lovely pearls.

Freshwater Pearls Colors

White Freshwater Pearls

Many of the concepts that white symbolizes are associated with ‘purity’—innocence, purification. And white or cream pearls also give us the feeling of purity, holiness and elegance, which is why pearls have traditionally been worn by brides. White Freshwater pearls are by far the most popular pearl color of choice for most pearl jewelry shoppers. 

The color white is associated with purity, which is why pearls have traditionally been worn by brides.


Pink and peach Freshwater Pearls

Naturally colored pink pearls are cultured in the Freshwater pearl mussel, Hyriopsis cumingii (along with various hybrid mussels bred to produce unique colors and sizes) in freshwater aquaculture ponds on China. Each Freshwater pearl mussel can be nucleated up to 20 times on each side of the shell, making for a stunningly colorful harvest.

pink pearl

 peach color pearl


Lavender Pearls(purple freshwater pearl)

Lavender Freshwater pearls are cultured in the Freshwater pearl mussel, Hyriopsis cumingii. These large pearl mussels are bred and cared for in freshwater aquaculture ponds and lakes in China. Nucleated up to 25 times per each side of its shell, a Freshwater pearl harvest is a very colorful affair, yielding shades of Lavender, Pink, Peach and White pearl colors.


Edison pearls 

Saltwater pearls (Akoya, South Sea and Tahitians) are nucleated with a perfectly round bead nucleus, which gives the oyster a "template" to form nacre around. This eventually leads to a round pearl.Pearls that are perfectly round and symmetrical are pretty much The Gold Standard in the pearl industry.

So the farms began experimenting with bead nucleating their Freshwater pearl mussels in an attempt to produce perfectly round, large pearls. This is how Edison pearls are cultured.Because Edison pearls have nuclei in them, and the cultivation time is long, it generally takes more than five years to cultivate, so most Edison pearls can reach 11-13mm in diameter, the roundness of pearls is relatively high and a considerable part can reach the positive round standard.

Edison pearls are the most popular with purples such as deep purple , violet and metallic . Edison pearls are shinier than traditional pearls .

purple color pearls