What are the difference between Freshwater pearls and Saltwater pearls?


Freshwater pearls are grown in mussels living in rivers and lakes found mostly in China. They come in a variety of shapes (oval, round, ect.) and colors. Freshwater pearls are cheaper because the muscles they are produced in are larger, so they can produce multiple pearls in one muscle making them more abundant. On this website the oysters and pearls marked with an "F" are Freshwater.

Saltwater pearls, on the other hand, are created by oysters in oceans and are found in places such as Thailand, Australia, Indonesia and Tahiti. These pearls are among the most popular and are high- quality. They are nearly round and have great luster making them more expensive to purchase. On this website the oysters and pearls marked with an "S" are Saltwater.



Pearl Meanings:

White – Purity, Truth, Dreamer, Fertility, Innocence, Simplicity, Cleanliness, Faith, Honesty, Protection, Sincerity, Peace
Gold – Riches, Wealth, Prosperity, Freedom, Success, Love, Illumination, Compassion, Self-Esteem, Courage, Passion, Wisdom
Pink – Health, Love, Generosity, Romance, Power, Purity, Passion, Energy, Kindness, Compassion, Loyalty, Faith, Protection, Happiness
Blue – Truth, Intuition, Trust, Responsibility, Tranquility, Confident, Loyal, Intuition, Calming, Conservative, Dependable, Courage
Silver – Dignity, Self Control, Organized, Patience, Wisdom, Progress, Calming, Soothing, Focus, Insight, Cool, Security, Dependability
Purple – Wisdom, Love, Artistic, Creativity, Riches, Leaders, Royalty, Complexity, Vitality, Noble, Pride, Mystery, Motivation, Passion
Red – Power, Enthusiasm, Success, Extrovert, Energy, Vitality, Excitement, Passion, Love, Strength, Leadership, Respect, Determination, Assertiveness, Stability
Green – Balance, Nature, Money, Justice, Youth, Good Luck, Learning, Generosity, Life, Hope, Growth, Harmony, Renewal, Beauty, Respect, Satisfaction, Peace
Yellow – Creative, Cheerful, Happy, Optimistic, Wealth, Friendship, Uplifting, Intellectual, Clarity, Perception, Motivation, Learning, Blessing, Health, Brightness
Brown – (Chocolate Pearls) Practical, Masculine, Grounded, Dependable, Stability, Harmony, Protection, Comfort, Elegance, Security, Healing, Reliability
Orange – Social, Playful, Warmth, Desire, Emotional, Courage, Success, Relationships, Power, Happiness, Strength, Authority, Endurance, Stimulation
Black – Protection, Independence, Balance, Control, Rest, Mystery, Strength, Fascination, Allure, Prosperity, Riches