Friday, October 18, 2019

Why Freshwater Pearls are Less Expensive?

A freshwater pearl sold by Amazon

A friend of mine from China offered me whether I would like to buy freshwater pearls when she traveled to China for family vacation.

What? Pearl?

I never imagine to have expensive jewelry let’s say thousands dollar worth, and a pearl is not my favorite.

She said the price less than a dollar only in China, very cheap for a real pearl. Both freshwater and oceanic pearls are real, natural pearls produced by a kind of clams or oysters.

I check to Amazon, yes, the lowest freshwater pearl cost US$ 8 only, very cheap. The prices are range from US$ 50 to US$ 2,000. 

Saltwater or Sea water pearls could range from US$ 500 to US$ 100,000, depend very much on many factors.


Pearl colors (credit to Alibaba)

What factors decide pearl price? Some of them are:
- colors
- shape and size
- origin (from what oceans)
- whether come from cultured or wild oysters or clams or mussels

Several well know colors for both freshwater and saltwater pearls are:
- golden yellow
- purple
- black
- white
- chocolate
- pink
- silver gray
- cream

Three famous origin of pearls are from:
- South sea pearls, price from US$ 1,000 to US$ 100,000
- Tahitian pearls, price from US$ 500 to US$ 25,000.
- Japanese pearls, cost from US$ 300 to US$ 10,000.

Then, Why Freshwater Pearls are Less Expensive? It is because freshwater mussels could produce 30 pearls, while sea water oysters produce 1 pearl only at once.

Do you interest to have pearls? Freshwater or saltwater pearls?

67 comments:

  1. I admire their beauty but I don’t wear them, I inherited my mothers and the gifted them to my daughter on her wedding day, I don’t wear much jewelry, gold wedding band and a pair of earrings as old as my oldest daughter,, so not a jewelry person lol,

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  2. Hi Evi wow while pearls arent my favourite i do admire them ,interesting post my friend xx

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  3. They look beautiful! I too don't wear much jewelry..just my wedding ring and earrings. Would love to own a pair of pearl earrings though. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. I like pearls but I've never thought about them, I love them.

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  5. I didn't know everything about pearls, Evil. Until now, until this article. Interesting reason why freshwater pearls are cheaper ... There are people who love pearls. They don't mean much to me. I know how to recognize its beauty and nothing else.

    A big big hug, Evi, and happy weekend.

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  6. Very interesting. I will ask the same question to my friends now since you let me know the answer:)

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  7. This is so interesting about the cost of pearls. I love pearl earrings!

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  8. Muy interesante. No sabia esto. Saludos.

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  9. wow this is interesting information dear Evi !

    i was never fond of jewelry in my youth even and now it is even worse

    but i like pearls when beautiful ladies wear them and look fantastic

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  10. I have jewelry that has pearls, but I don't know if they are from fresh or salt water.

    Heave a nice and blessed weekend!
    Hugs!

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  11. Bardzo ciekawe informacje o perłach:)

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  12. Hi, Evi! The pearls are very beautiful. I thought they were expensive.

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  13. Nie wiedziałam, że jest taka różnica w cenie :)

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  14. Nie wiedziałam o tym. Perły są piękne ale i drogie więc nie na każdą kieszeń. Miłej niedzieli Evi :)

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  15. Estupenda información! Es un placer leerte! Feliz noche! 🌸🌸🌸

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  16. Very interesting information! Have a great weekend Evi!

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  17. OMG!
    Very interesting post!
    xoxo ♡

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  18. Muito interessante toda história das pérolas <3 Niceness Beauty

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  19. I do love freshwater pearls for their affordability. I tend to enjoy the more organic shapes, rather then the perfect round pearls since they are more interesting.

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  20. I had no idea they sold those in so many colours! I love pearls and jewelry with pearls and I have some, they are real pearls but freshwater pearls and I think they look amazing :)
    xoxo! https://ratsonthemoon.blogspot.com/

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  21. Uy a mi no me gustan las perlas pero no sabía mucho sobre ellas. Gracias por la información Te mando un beso

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  22. What a difrend price! Now I understand you why you pleas friend to buy you Pearl on the China. I got neckleas

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  23. Perły są śliczne,ale niekoniecznie bym chciała być ich właścicielką.

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  24. Gracias por la visita!
    Feliz domingo! ♡♡♡

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  25. Dolcissime perle, simbolo di fascinosa feminilità...
    Buona domenica,silvia

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  26. Great Post, thank you for the Information <3

    Happy Sunday, kisses

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  27. Kalau saya pilih mutiara air tawar, murah soalnya.. Hihi.. Di Lombok juga banyak mutiara air tawar mb. .

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  28. Interesting post, I love pearls!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  29. Post interessante. Naturalmente bisogna essere degli esperti per capire se sono perle naturali o palline di plastica inserite artificialmente nell'ostrica che le ha ricoperte di madreperla.
    Felice domenica, un abbraccio
    enrico

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  30. I did not know that there are so many of them
      ☺
    I don't like pearls, however
    best regards
    Lili

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  31. Ilike and wear freshwater pearls..I think they are beautiful
    The white ones ar my fav :)

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  32. I didn't have idea about this, thanks for sharing

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  33. Thanks for sharing
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  34. Hi Evi, I thought that the pearls avery expensive always. I had no idea of different prices.
    Thanks for sharing
    kisses
    Inventando com a Mamãe / Instagram  / Facebook / Pinterest


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  35. Wow I never realized that freshwater pearls were actually that inexpensive. This was enlightening.

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  36. I never realized of something like this
    xx

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  37. Very informative. I wondered what the difference was. Now I know. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. I love both of them. But somehow freshwater pearls are more interesting because of the variety of the shape and colour.

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  39. If you come to Sabah, you'll find so many freshwater pearls. here we call mutiara ternak. the price is really cheap, a lot of jewelry is made from it.

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    1. p/s evi, i need your hp number and email as well... thank u

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  40. Non sapevo che le perle d'acqua dolce costassero meno di quelle d'acqua salata.
    Buon inizio settimana.

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  41. Fantastic information!
    I found one of your most important entries.
    Thanks, Evi!
    Nice day and we keep reading!

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  42. Interesante información. Son preciosas las perlas para unos pendientes o un collar.

    Besos

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  43. Great post. Thank you for sharing! :)New post  -  www.minniearts.com   

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  44. Interesting facts about freshwater pearls.

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  45. A very interesting and informative post, Evi!
    Even if I like pearls, I usually don't wear them since they look too "ladylike" to me.
    Instead my mom loves them and love to wear them almost everyday!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  46. Boa tarde, Evi
    As pérolas são lindas. Bjs querida.

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  47. Very interesting and instructive.

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  48. My blog is a fashion blog, so I find this post very interesting!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  49. Interesting post my dear, thank you for sharing :-) 

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  50. So great post

    Kisses
    www.pimentadeacucar.com

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  51. Pearls are pretty. I have a few pieces of fake pearl jewelry and one set of real pearls. I hardly wear any jewelry at all though.

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