Pearls are divided into freshwater pearls and saltwater pearls depending on where they are cultured. A sleek and smooth surface, a round shape and good lustre are indicators of quality. Almost all pearls are cultured and created through the aid of man. Natural pearls are rare and present almost solely in antique jewellery.
We at Atelier Torbjörn Tillander use wonderful pearls in a creative and versatile way in our jewellery design. By combining the awesome colours and interesting shapes of pearls and gemstones we create truly unique jewellery.
Tahitian pearls and South Sea pearls are the queens of pearls. They are remarkable in size and they can be round, drop shaped or irregular so called baroque pearls. The range of colours is extensive and ranges from various light colours to very dark ones. At its best the surface of the pearl has a coloured shimmer that resembles the metallic lustre of a peacocks plume.
Akoya pearls, cultured Japanese saltwater pearls are white, symmetrical and round pearls often combined with a strong lustre. A good lustre speaks of a thick layer of nacre and is a sign of good quality when it comes to akoya pearls. In our shops you can collect a necklace of such akoya pearls by purchasing only one pearl at a time.
Freshwater pearls are more affordable and can be recognized by their slightly elliptic shape and slightly matter lustre. Fresh water pearls are often dyed and treated in various ways. Thanks to the increasing and continuously developing cultivation of freshwater pearls the selection of them has also improved and become more comprehensive.
In our shops you will find but pearl jewellery also a range of individual pearls. We are delighted to let you know more about pearls and the various ways they can be used.