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Amara™  South Sea Shell Pearls



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Which is real, which is Amara?  
The left is a natural Tahitian, to the right, a strand of our black Amara Tahitian shell pearls.  Same beauty, 1% of the price.

Our Amara shell pearls are the top of the line in quality, with an amazing layering process using 19 - 23 layers. Top of the line before was 7x coating.


If you've done some research, you'll see that a strand of true South Sea white pearls will cost you about $11,950 for a 16" strand of 8mm, A grade, high luster pearls. By comparison, our Amara's are available for under $200.

Same look, feel, weight and luster - why?  Because they use similar beads as those used for the true cultured pearls, and then create a man-made nacre from shell material.  The man-made nacre is then coated over and over, to replicate the way an oyster applies nacre to the bead in true cultured pearls.  

We offer two beautiful colors, South Sea Whites and Tahitian Blacks for for you to enjoy.

You may select the color of Amarashell pearl you are interested below to see our necklace offerings:

You can view more photos and shop Amarashell pearl necklaces.


South Sea Whites

An organic, man-made pearl that rivals the
finest natural South Sea whites


Tahitian Blacks

Beautiful green overtone, with subtle, highly sought-after peacock effect

"The least expensive manufacturing process for imitation pearls uses plastic bead centers formed by injection molding. Because of their low cast, such imitations are responsible for as much as 80 per cent of the imitation pearl market. Their low specific gravity, however, makes them less desirable than those imitations with heavier centers. This is particularly obvious when plastic imitations are used in strands, since these bead strands do not lay evenly or move ‘naturally’.

The most expensive imitation pearls manufactured in Japan use central beads formed from shell. They can be quite convincing in both appearance and heft, and have been variously called ‘shell pearls’, ‘imitation cultured pearls’, and ‘man-made pearls.’"

- excerpts from a previous edition of Gems and Gemology magazine.

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