freshwater vs saltwater pearls
Two kinds of pearls exist in the market. That is freshwater pearl and saltwater pearl. Freshwater pearls are formed in freshwater mussels that live in freshwater lakes, rivers and ponds. Most freshwater cultured pearls in the market today originated from China. Saltwater pearl grows in oysters that live in saltwater, akoya, South Sea and Tahitian pearls are saltwater pearls.