Pearl Sizing

Buying pearls online can be difficult, especially if you are not familiar with pearl sizes. For those who aren’t sure what pearl diameter they prefer, we have provided these images for comparison purposes.

Akoya Pearls

Freshwater Pearls

Tahitian Pearls

South Sea Pearls

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Freshwater

Freshwater
Japanese Akoya
Tahitian South Sea
White & Golden South Sea

Freshwater range in size from as small as 3.0mm to as large as 9.5mm. Pearls below 7.0mm are considered small in size. 7.0mm until 8.0mm are generally the more popular sizes selected for necklaces, while anything above 8.0mm is considered to be more rare and valuable, especially in the higher qualities.