Paua or Blue pearls are a unique New Zealand gem.
Paua pearls do occur naturaly, these pearls will be one of a kind,tend to be uneven in shape and colour .
The pearls we offer you are a cultured variety, produced in New Zealand, by a skilled process using selected paua in a controlled and sustainable marine hatchery environment.
The process takes approx.18-24 months for the pearls to be formed.
The results being, a spectacular iridescent coloured, mabe or blister half pearl, which can be graded and matched for colour and size.
Note on Shape: Paua pearls we offer only come in the half or blister form, fully round pearls are unavailable.
Colour and Grading
Pearls come in a variety of colours which are described by the following colour or colour mix:
Our grading system describes pearls as:
Gem Grade; Intense even colouration with no surface defects.
Grade A+; Good colour saturation with some variation in colour tones, and slight surface defects.
Grade A ; Good colour saturation, with some variations in colour tones, surface defects, but does not detract from the pearls beauty.
We will supply items as close as poss able to the example photo. Or, where stated, the photo represents the actual pearl supplied.