Cultured pearls come in a variety of colors natural from brilliant white, colorful pastels and dark blacks.
There are treated pearls as well. This treatment is permanent and allows for pearl options that were not previously available. As a matter of fact, treated black Akoya have been available in fine jewelry houses since the 1930's.
The overtone of a pearl is the color the pearl reflects. Color and overtone can be affected by ambient light as well as the light source. Fluorescent light can bring out more greens and blues while incandescent bulbs will bring out more reds. Ambient colors such as the wearer's skin tones, hair coloring, clothing and environment can also effect shine.
If you have a specific preferred overtone, please let us know during checkout in the customer comments field.