ABOUT PEARLS

AUSTRALIAN SOUTH SEA PEARLS

Australian South Sea pearls are the type of pearl that is most regularly used in Yoko London jewellery, with some of our rarest South Sea pearls featured in our one of a kind Masterpieces.

Shape: Round, Semi-round, Drop, Baroque
Colours: White
Size: 8-20mm
Production: Salt Water Oyster around Australia

Different Types of Pearls Explained

AUSTRALIAN SOUTH SEA PEARLS

Australian South Sea pearls are the type of pearl that is most regularly used in Yoko London jewellery, with some of our rarest South Sea pearls featured in our one of a kind Masterpieces.

Shape: Round, Semi-round, Drop, Baroque
Colours: White
Size: 8-20mm
Production: Salt Water Oyster around Australia

Different Types of Pearls Explained
Different Types of Pearls Explained

INDONESIAN SOUTH SEA PEARLS

Often referred to as ‘Golden South Sea Pearls’
These rare pearls are regularly used in Yoko London pieces, with the Aurelia collection particularly focusing on showcasing the spectacular Golden hues of Indonesian Pearls.

Shape: Round, Semi-round, Drop, Baroque
Colours: Shades from pale yellow to deep gold
Size: 8-20mm
Production: Salt Water Gold Lipped Oyster around Indonesia

INDONESIAN SOUTH SEA PEARLS

Often referred to as ‘Golden South Sea Pearls’
These rare pearls are regularly used in Yoko London pieces, with the Aurelia collection particularly focusing on showcasing the spectacular Golden hues of Indonesian Pearls.

Shape: Round, Semi-round, Drop, Baroque
Colours: Shades from pale yellow to deep gold
Size: 8-20mm
Production: Salt Water Gold Lipped Oyster around Indonesia

Different Types of Pearls Explained

TAHITIAN PEARLS

The Yoko London Twilight Collection highlights the unique beauty of these spectacular pearls.

Shape: Round, Semi-round, Drop, Baroque
Colours: Shades from grey to black
Size: 8-20mm
Production: Salt Water Black Lipped Oyster around Tahiti

Different Types of Pearls Explained

TAHITIAN PEARLS

The Yoko London Twilight Collection highlights the unique beauty of these spectacular pearls.

Shape: Round, Semi-round, Drop, Baroque
Colours: Shades from grey to black
Size: 8-20mm
Production: Salt Water Black Lipped Oyster around Tahiti

Different Types of Pearls Explained
Different Types of Pearls Explained

AKOYA PEARLS

Often referred to as Cultured Pearls.
Our new Raindrop collection uses high quality Akoya pearls in modern, diamond encrusted designs that are reminiscent of delicate resting raindrops. 

Shape: Round, Baroque
Colours: White, Black, Grey
Size: 2-10mm
Production: Salt Water Akoya Oyster in Japan

AKOYA PEARLS

Often referred to as Cultured Pearls.
Our new Raindrop collection uses high quality Akoya pearls in modern, diamond encrusted designs that are reminiscent of delicate resting raindrops. 

Shape: Round, Baroque
Colours: White, Black, Grey
Size: 2-10mm
Production: Salt Water Akoya Oyster in Japan

Different Types of Pearls Explained

FRESHWATER PEARLS

Often people have the impression that Freshwater pearls are cheap and low quality. However, Yoko London only use the highest quality Freshwater pearls; experts in our London atelier hand select Freshwater pearls for their superior size, colour, lustre and clean surfaces. 

Our Radiant Orchid collection perfectly demonstrates that the rarest Freshwater pearls can be just as spectacular as South Sea pearls. The vibrant, natural-colour purple pearls that feature at the centre of each piece are incredibly rare and difficult to source.

Shape: Semi-round, Rice, Drop, Button
Colours: White, Black, Grey, Purple, Peach, Pink, Tangerine
Size: 2-12mm
Production: Freshwater Mussel in China
Different Types of Pearls Explained

FRESHWATER PEARLS

Often referred to as Cultured Pearls.
Our new Raindrop collection uses high quality Akoya pearls in modern, diamond encrusted designs that are reminiscent of delicate resting raindrops. 

Shape: Round, Baroque
Colours: White, Black, Grey
Size: 2-10mm
Production: Salt Water Akoya Oyster in Japan

Different Types of Pearls Explained