Pearls occur naturally in a wide variety of colours ranging from cream to silver-white to black, and in some cases can be artificially dyed to induce a specific colour. GemCat only offers pearls whose colour has arisen naturally and our collection focuses on the most popular creams and whites.When describing a pearl's colour we describe the body colour first, before mentioning any overtones that are reflected across the surface of the pearl. All pearls have these overtones when you examine them closely, and they are due to the iridescent nature of the nacre.
The most important aspect of colour when purchasing more than one pearl is to make sure that they are a good match. It is our aim to ensure that for any given colour or overtone the pearls in our range are well matched for colour.