PURE PEARL: A JOURNEY FROM SEA TO JEWEL
For centuries, pearls have been prized as a sign of class and refinement. The only gemstones that are produced by living things are these lustrous gemstones, which are formed within the shells of certain mollusks. Pearls come in two main categories: cultured pearls as well as natural pearls.
Natural pearls are extremely rare and valuable because they are formed naturally in the wild. They occur when an irritant, such as a sand grain, enters the mollusk's shell and is covered by a substance known as nacre. A pearl is formed when layers of nacre build up around the irritant over time.
Cultured pearls, on the other hand, are produced with human assistance. In this cycle, a little piece of tissue from a mollusk is embedded into the shell, and the mollusk shapes a pearl around it. Cultured pearls are less expensive and more common than natural pearls.
White, cream, pink, silver, and black are among the many colors of pearls. White pearls with a high luster—the amount of light that is reflected off the pearl's surface—are the most sought-after. Shape, size, and surface quality are also used to grade pearls.
Pearls have been used in jewelry for centuries and are a popular choice for earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. They are often worn to formal events, but are also versatile enough to be worn in a more casual setting.
Pearls are also said to have healing properties, they are said to promote calm, peace, and balance and they are also said to be beneficial to the throat and heart chakra.
PEARL MUST BE TAKEN CARE OF
- Pearls are relatively durable and can last for many years with proper care.
- To clean them, wipe them gently with a damp cloth and avoid exposing them to harsh chemicals and extreme temperatures.
- They should be stored separately to avoid scratching and they should be restrung periodically to ensure that they stay secure.