We’re happy to clarify the difference between Natural White vs. Regular White Hanadama Grade Akoya pearls.
Natural White refers to the untreated Hanadama pearl. It’s usually closer to bright white, most often with silver overtones. The certificate will state that there is no evidence of color addition - proof the strand is naturally white. A uniquely numbered certificate will accompany your strand.
Regular White usually have more of a silver-rose overtone since it undergoes a pinking process. The pinking process is not necessarily considered a dye, as it is a natural solution that the pearls go through. This natural solution tends to leave the pearls pink or silver-rose and help create a more uniform color.
Natural White are priced higher than the Regular White because they must be matched perfectly with no treatment and still pass the stringent Hanadama grading process. Hence, they are rarer than the Regular White Hanadama.
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