HODEL PEARLS | PEARL JEWELLERY
Discover Pearls that are exclusive by nature, HODEL refines alluring Pearls even further into exceptional Jewellery – simple, elegant and graceful. These finely crafted piece of Pearl Jewelries’ have the ability to transform a woman, bringing out her inner beauty and harnessing her womanly powers.
Explore our collection of South Sea, Akoya, Keshi and Fresh Water Pearls in strands or Jewellery exclusive to Hodel.
The Akoya Pearl is a Saltwater Cultured Pearl from the Akoya Oyster. Unlike their Freshwater Pearl cousins, Akoya Pearl Oysters rarely produce more than two Pearls per harvest. Akoya Pearls are harvested in sizes from as small as 1 mm up to the very rare 10-11 mm. Most Pearls are white to grey, with pink, green, or silver overtones.
FRESH WATER PEARLS
Freshwater Pearls characteristically range in shape from very baroque to near-round. Best known for their whimsical shapes and wide variety of sizes and colors, the character of a Freshwater Pearl is found in its distinctive surface texture and the warmth of its luster. Their sizes range from tiny seed Pearls measuring 1 or 2 mm in diameter to 15 mm and larger.
Tahitian Pearls are often referred to as black, but have a remarkable colour range that covers the spectrum. This ranges from light, creamy white and grey, to regal greens, iridescent peacock and deep black which comes by naturally. They are considered to be the second most valuable pearls in the world. Furthermore, beautiful Tahitian Pearls are among the largest pearls in the world, ranging in size from approximately 8 mm to 18 mm.
SOUTH SEA PEARLS
The luster of South Seas Pearls, whether White or Golden, is soft and luxurious. Moreover, only a small percentage of South Seas are spherical and as such, full strands of matched pearls are extremely rare. South Sea pearls are generally much larger than other Pearl types and have a unique luster quality. As with other Saltwater Oysters, the South Sea pearl Oyster is bead-nucleated. However, the growth period is approximately 2-4 years. Besides, South Sea pearls is also found in the range of 8 to 20 mm, with the average being 12 mm. Only 10-30% of each harvest turns out round or near-round. Baroque Pearls and Drop-shape Pearls are often used in high-end designer Jewellery to showcase their unique shapes and luster.
Keshi Pearls are a gorgeous by-product of the Pearl Culturing Process. Not strictly considered “Cultured Pearls” by industry standards though because they are unintentional products, not actual nucleated pearls. This happens with both Saltwater Pearl Oysters and Freshwater Pearl Mussels. Consequently, while the Pearl is forming, a small piece of it breaks off within the body of the Mollusk. Moreover, Freshwater Keshi Pearls are much larger than their saltwater cousins, and much more colourful.