- May 26, 2014
Question for all the pros... how do you tell when you have a light/whitish colored Tahitian or a SSP? Is it just the luster? Are there certain flaws that are only found in one type of pearl but not the other? I don't have enough experience with either pearl to know if I could tell them apart. And I have the same question with freshwaters and SSPs, mainly the new larger fwps. I've seen a few really well dyed fwps that have beautiful coloring to resemble Tahitians too, but they were almost too colorful, although I'm sure there are some real Tahitians that colorful.