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Pearl (Moti)

Pearl Prices

Pearl stone price vary with the quality and size of the gemstone. The quality of the Pearl is often determined by the factors such as its type, color, surface perfection, lustre and shape. The availability and demand of certain type and shades also create a difference in the Moti ratna price in the international market.


Note – Currently, Pearl price in Indian starts from Rs 1000 per carat ($15 approx.) and can reach as high as Rs 2 lakh per carat ($3075 approx.) and above. Real pearl price in other countries like the UK, USA and UAE may vary depending upon its supply and demand ratio.


Buyer Beware : Gemstone Weights in India are often expressed in Ratti (e.g. –Pearl price per Ratti). This system can be used to dupe customers who are not knowledgeable on how the conversion works. Read our guide to Understanding Gemstone Weights: Carats vs Ratti, and Don’t Get Fooled by Gemstone Prices in Ratti, instead of Carats!
  • Type & its Origin

    – Pearls are broadly of two types – ‘the naturally formed - Natural Pearl’ & the ‘manually produced - Cultured Pearl’. Due to its immense rarity, strong astrological relevance and high demand, Natural pearl value 10 times more than the Cultured Pearl. Amongst various origin varieties of Natural Pearl, the natural Basra Moti price remains substantially high because of its historical importance. Other exotic varieties such as the Tahitian pearl and Mabe Pearl may also receive a high value in the market for its beauty and rarity. South Sea Pearl is often considered quite affordable because they are easily available. Freshwater pearl that cost around Rs 100 per carat and serves as the cheapest option but possesses no astrological significance.

  • Shape

    – It is very hard to find a perfectly round Pearl. Therefore, the round the pearl, the more valuable it becomes. The distorted, pear or baroque shaped Pearl are more easily available and relatively cheaper.
  • Note Due to its immense rarity, Basra pearls are considered quite valuable even in unsymmetrical shapes.

    Lustre and Surface Quality

    – Generally, the fewer and smaller are the imperfection, more valuable is the pearl. Due to its organic formation, minor flaws don’t create a significant price difference. Pearl with brilliant luster deserves a higher value whereas dull and milky pearl are priced cheaply.

  • Color

    – Pearl cost remains high for the white gems with slight rosy overtone. Creamy golden south sea or the Tahitian black pearl price also lies on the higher side because of their dark exotic color. The presence of yellowish or greenish overtone may create a reduction in the pearl’s overall worth.
  • Carat Weight – Size bears a huge impact on the pearl price per carat. Large size pearls are expensive than a similar smaller pearl because it takes a longer time in its formation. Hence, the larger is the pearl, the higher is its value.
  • Treatment – The chemically treated, bleached or coated pearls are inexpensive and bear no astrological value. There are usually recommended for making imitation jewellery and fashion accessories. We always recommend buyers to choose an untreated and unheated Natural Pearl or Cultured Pearl to ensure maximum positive results in life.
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