Pinctada

Some articles on pinctada:

Baroque Pearl
... These pearls are produced by Pinctada margaritifera (black-lipped oysters) and Pinctada maxima (gold-lipped and white-lipped oysters) ... currently the world's largest cultivator of Pinctada maxima gold-lipped oysters ... Tahiti is the number one cultivator of Pinctada maxima black-lipped oysters ...
Pearl Oyster - Species List
... Shark Bay pearl oyster, Pinctada albina Pinctada atropurpurea Pinctada chemnitzi Japanese pearl oyster or Akoya pearl oyster, Pinctada fucata Pinctada ...
Pearl Oyster
... Pinctada maxima pearl oysters are the only oyster that produces South Sea pearls ... Attempts have been made to harvest pearls commercially from many Pinctada species ... commercial interest are Gulf pearl oyster, Pinctada radiata Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea and throughout the Indo-Pacific as far as Japan and Australia ...
Creation of A Pearl - Types of Cultured Pearls
... This is simply because the black pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera is far more abundant than the elusive, rare, and larger south sea pearl oyster Pinctada maxima ... cultured pearls from the black pearl oyster – Pinctada margaritifera – are not South Sea pearls, although they are often mistakenly described as black South Sea pearls ... of a South Sea pearl – as described by CIBJO and GIA – is a pearl produced by the Pinctada maxima pearl oyster ...
History - Pearl Farming
... South Sea and Tahitian pearl oysters, also known as Pinctada maxima and Pinctada margaritifera, which survive the subsequent surgery to remove the finished pearl, are often implanted with ... are produced by a species of small pearl oyster, Pinctada fucata martensii, which is no bigger than 6 to 8 cm in size, hence akoya pearls larger than 10 mm in diameter are extremely rare and highly ...