All of our pearls have beautiful color, shape, and luster. Freshwater pearls are noted for their wide range of color – white, silvery, yellow, salmon, red, copper, bronze, lavender, purple, blue and pink in a variety of shapes – coin, potato, stick, oval, button, round, square, and baroque. Saltwater Pearls - Tahitian, Akoya, or South Sea - show different colors as a function of the mussel species, genetics, water quality and position of the pearl in the shell. Saltwater pearls assume the color of the shell in which they form and generally have a round, off round, and baroque shapes. We carry a wide array of freshwater & saltwater pearls to meet your jewelry needs. To retain the beauty and quality of your pearls, please refer to our Bead Care Guide, which will provide instructions for proper care, cleaning, and maintenance.