Golden pearls are gaining in popularity among pearl lovers and aficionados. The color is prized for its regal, warm tone, which adds an element of richness to a pearl.
The most popular golden pearls are those grown in the gold-lip variety of the Pinctada maxima, or South Sea pearl oyster. The South Sea pearl oyster is the largest pearl-producing oyster, which can result in very large pearls. Golden South Sea pearls are produced as small as 8 mm, but may grow as large as 20 mm - slightly smaller than a golf ball.
Akoya pearls are most often white, although other colors do naturally occur. These colors include blue, silver and gold. Pearl Paradise is the exclusive dealer of these rare, natural-color akoya pearls on the Internet today.