A Quick Rundown of Pearls

Tips for Buying the Perfect Pearls for Jewelry Pearls are a symbol of modesty, virtue, and purity, making them a highly sought after material for. Technically called “organic gems,” pearls are obtained from shellfish, but so much has changed since these natural treasures were discovered. Now, there are plenty of new ways to harvest, use and wear them. The four main criteria luster, size, consistency and style. Luster
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Luster is the first and most important feature you should take note of in a pearl. Luster refers to the sharpness and intensity of the reflections you find on the gem’s surface. Going deeper, check for fine luster by looking at the clarity of the reflected images. More clarity means more luster. Also pearls with fine luster have the tendency to glow warmly from inside.
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Size Pearl size is important both aesthetic and financial reasons. While bigger pearls are hardly used to make earrings as they divert attention from the wearer, they are a favorite material for making necklaces. Moreover, bigger pearls made into rings are very bulky and often cause inconvenience. And of course, larger pearls mean larger costs, so a wise shopper will always find a perfect balance between size and expected price. Consistency When looking for pearl jewelry, see how the gems match when put into a single. Subtleties – finish, shape, color, etc. – may go unnoticed when pearls are scrutinized individually, but together, they can look imbalanced. Buy pearl jewelry whose individual pearls look consistent, although this will usually mean a higher cost. Fashion Style Do consider your fashion style as well before buying pearl jewelry. Or if you’re buying the jewelry for a specific event or occasion, see if they would match. You can reserve those white pearl chokers for formal occasions, for instance, while those chocolate pearls can be more all-around. In short, just before you pick your pearl jewelry, think occasion or place where you’re likely to wear it. Natural or Cultured? Finally, there’s the issue of whether to buy natural or cultured pearls. So which is superior? Truth is, there’s really no issue at all. Cultured and natural pearls both come from real oysters, so if you really think about it, these two are essentially natural. As you may know, pearls are formed when an irritant, such as sand, lodges itself on an oyster’s shell, and the shellfish releases a semi-translucent substance known as “nacre.” In time, these deposits build up until they reach a particular size and are collected as pearls. In a pearl farm, oysters are deliberately implanted with irritants, but just they same, they secrete layer upon layer of nacre until the pearls grow the right size and are harvested. Why the need for pearl farms? Because the seas could no longer meet the demand for these gems. Still, as we have said earlier, there is no real difference between a natural pearl and a cultured one.