South Sea Pearls refers to pearls from Pinctada maxima a large oyster also called the silver-lip or yellow-lip (gold-lip) oyster depending on the color of its shell lip. They are extensively cultured in areas of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, including Myanmer, Indonesia, Philippines, and Northern Australia.

The color of south sea pearls is white to golden. Their sizes are normally large than 9mm, sometimes can reach 19mm.
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