Mollusks produce pearls in a variety of colors, typically ranging from white, cream, and yellow to pink, silver, or black. Many pearls have both a primary and a secondary color; the overall color is known as the body color. For instance, a pearl may appear to be white, but upon closer inspection a rosy hue may also be detected. The body color would then be termed white-ros. Color variation does not affect the quality of the pearl, though it should be noted that color matching is important when choosing pearls for some necklaces, earrings, or bracelets. In fashion jewelry, pearls can sometimes be dyed to achieve the desired color; any dyeing should be mentioned in the product description or specifications.