Got Any Pearl FAQ Share The Detailed Knowledge

January 18th, 2010 by wys


With all the different pearl colours and types out there, it can be difficult to know just what you’re looking at when you want to buy pearl earrings. For those interested in buying pearls, or for gem enthusiasts who wish to learn more, here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about pearls.

Tell Me About Tahitian Pearls – Are They All Black?

This might surprise some, but Tahitian pearls aren’t grown in Tahiti and they’re also not black. Called “black” because of their exotic dark colours, Tahitian cultured pearls can also be grey, blue, green and brown. This type of pearl comes from a group of islands known as the French Polynesian range.

Tell Me The Difference In Cultured And Natural Pearl Earrings.

If there is an oyster or mollusc on the seabed and something makes its way inside, like a parasite, then this is how natural pearls are formed. The oyster or mollusc tries to protect itself and to do this it coats the intruder in a substance which then creates the mother of pearl. Over time, the layers of nacre build up around the intruder and eventually form the organic gem we all know as the pearl.

Cultured pearls are formed in the same way as natural pearls, with one big difference: they get their start not by chance, but deliberately, when man intervenes with nature. Man’s input is such that he will place something inside the oyster which speeds up the pearl-making process. Once this is completed, pearls will then get made into jewellery and people like you and I can buy pearl earrings.

Should I Buy Saltwater Or Freshwater Pearls?

Although both are beautiful, many people feel that the cultured freshwater pearls are just as good as saltwater pearls, and they are of course more affordable too. Over the years, improved pearl culturing processes have meant that freshwater pearls are now being produced that are large, rounded and stunningly beautiful.

Freshwater cultured pearls come in many beautiful natural pastel colours including cream, white, yellow, orange, pink and lavender. Universally flattering lavender pearls are very popular right now. White pearls are bleached to enhance their natural shine. Stunning black pearls, which are treated with dye, are rising up the style stakes too, and many people like the fact they are a little out of the ordinary.

You definitely get more value for money with freshwater pearls. If you like this type of jewellery, why not treat yourself to some pearl earrings?

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