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pearl color

Pearls come in various colors such as white, cream, golden, rose, pink, gray, black, etc.  The color of pearls is a important value factor of pearls.

The color of a pearl can be a combination of body color, overtones and orient.

The body color is its main color. Overtones are translucent colors over body color. The typical overtone color is white pearl with rose overtones. Orient is iridescent colors which changes when pearl is moved .

Most Tahitian pearl comes with black, peacock blue, or gray color. South Sea pearl comes with white, cream, or golden. Akoya pearl comes with white, cream, golden, gray. White body color often comes rose overtone color. Freshwater pearl comes with white, cream, pink, rose color. There is no natural black color for akoya pearl and freshwater pearl.