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Last Updated on January 9, 2019 by Ellen Christian
Are you considering cultured pearls as a gift? Almost every woman loves pearls. They exude timeless elegance. Pearl jewelry gives you a graceful elegant look. And, purity is often compared to a pearl, because of the flawless whiteness of the pearl and how smooth it is.
How to Choose Cultured Pearls as a Gift
If you’re considering cultured pearls as a gift for yourself or a friend, do you know what exactly a cultured pearl is? If you think that a cultured pearl is an artificial pearl, you’d be wrong.
What is the difference between real pearls and cultured pearls?
When something like a parasite or some organic matter gets implanted in an oyster or mollusk, a pearl is formed. These are called natural pearls as they are formed by nature. A cultured pearl is something that has the intervention of humans. A pearl farmer inserts a similar object into the oyster or mollusk and the pearl that is thus formed is called a cultured pearl. The rest of the process remains the same. The only difference being implanting the organic matter into the oyster.
Are cultured pearls valuable?
The size of the pearl, either natural or cultured depends on the length of time it remains in the oyster. The larger the size, the more valuable is the pearl. All these cultured pearls are grown on pearl farms. Cultured pearls are very valuable jewels in today’s world. No jewelry box looks complete without cultured pearl jewelry. Just like natural pearls, each cultured pearl is different.
The value of the cultured pearl depends on the color, size, shape, and luster. The brightness and luster of the cultured pearl speak volumes about the quality. A cultured pearl should be flawless without any marks on it. It should be round without any dents. The roundness of the cultured pearl determines the price.
Which color pearl is the most valuable?
Cultured pearls are found in various colors, white, black, rose, cream, blue, yellow, green, mauve, gray, and lavender. The Indian rose-colored pearl is very famous and most-liked. The color of the pearl is determined by the oyster or mollusk and their environment. Think of the rainbow and you will find all those colors in cultured pearls.
Did you know that pearl is the birthstone of people born under the Gemini star sign? Mystical powers and healing ability are associated with pearls.
There are several types of cultured pearls, like Oriental pearls that are saltwater pearls and freshwater pearls that come from freshwater mollusks or oysters. But, freshwater cultured pearls are less expensive and are more affordable for people on a budget.
Which pearls are the best quality?
Cultured pearls are not as durable as gemstones. They need to be handled and stored with a lot of care. You should keep them away from humidity or dryness. Do not spray perfumes or let your cultured pearls come in touch with your makeup. So, your cultured pearls should be the last piece of jewelry to be worn when getting dressed. After removing them, it would do them good to wipe clean with a clean and soft cloth before storing the cultured pearls in a soft velvet pouch.
Cultured pearls make perfect gifts for loved ones. All sorts of jewelry is made with cultured pearls, from plain pearl strands to pearls set in gold or other precious metals, or in combination with other precious gemstones. And, a plain strand of expensive pearls can be a lovely and thoughtful gift.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes you can feel beautiful at any age and any size. She shares healthy, realistic beauty and fashion information geared toward women over the age of 40. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.