Most pearl lovers know Southsea pearls, but they do not know Edison Pearls. Edison pearl is a new hybrid type of nucleated pearl invented in 2011. Edison pearls are born in freshwater, but their cluster looks fabulous and they come with many more colors than saltwater pearls. Here are some main differences between the two different types of pearls.
Both Edison Pearls and Southsea Pearls have excellent luster and giant size, and they are all nucleated pearls. Here are three main difference between Southsea pearls and Edison pearls:
1. Source: Edison pearls are born in freshwater including lakes, rivers, and streams... While Southsea pearls are mainly produced in Australia using wild oysters, and in Indonesia and the Philippines using hatchery-reared oysters.
2. "Look": As a hybrid type of pearl, Edison pearls have the same amazing luster as Southsea pearls. Meanwhile, Edison pearls have much more colors than Southsea pearls. 90% of Southsea pearls produced are white, creamy champagne or silver, while Edison pearls have a complete range of colors not only include all freshwater & saltwater colors but also dark purple and metallic bronze natural color which never exists before. Also, both pearl types can exhibit overtones of pink, green and blue.
3. Value: A beautiful AAA Grade Southsea losing pearl starts from $100, while the same quality AAA Grade Edison pearl starts from $50. The invention of Edison pearls has made a technological breakthrough making high-quality pearls affordable.
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