I'm shopping for dark golden south sea pearls and am looking to keep them as heirlooms so I would like to purchase very high quality items (earrings for now and eventually a necklace).
Does the country of origin of the Golden SSP affect it's value? I've read that darker shades of gold are more valuable. But the darker shades are found in Indonesia and Philippines. Can one tell which country the pearl originated from by looking at it?