Types of pearls can be categorized into two major categories:
- Freshwater pears
- Salt water pearls
The freshwater pearl is made and processed in a lake or reservoir that is made by human. There is basically one type of Freshwater pearl which is the one that is grown/made in China. This type of pearl is the most affordable one, however, top quality of Freshwater pearl can be expensive.
The other category type which is the saltwater pearl consists of three major types:
1- South sea
These three types are recognized worldwide. The South sea is the most precious and valuable one, comes after it in the rank is the Akoya pearl then the Tahitian comes after.