Price and Buying Pearl Gemstone
Natural Pearl gemstone Pricing is calculated are based on the Shape, Symmetry, Size, Color & Finish. Pearls come in various shapes. Perfect Round & Symmetrical Pearls are high in quality.
Silver, White, Golden & Pink colors are most desirable colors in Pearls. Small sized pearls (up to 4 carats) are comparatively more widely available.
Bigger Sized Pearls (more than 4 carats) are difficult to form, thus higher price.
Cultured Pearls are cheaper than the Natural Pearls. The cost of Pearl mainly depends upon the luster, shape and its surface finish. Asymmetrical shapes of Pearl are not quite expensive. Natural pearls are expensive and their cost depends on the size and quality.
Natural Pearls are mainly found in Japan, Australia, Persian Gulf, USA, Tahiti, and India. Fresh Water Pearls are found in Japan, USA, and China.
Mainly Cultured Pearls are produced in Japan and China. However, Australia, Myanmar, and Thailand also produce pearls commercially.
In India, Hyderabad is one of the largest producing, manufacturing and drilling Pearl center.