Learning about pearl
The birth of a pearl
Venus, the goddess of beauty, was born in a shell. When the shell was opened, the dew dripping from her body turned into crystal-clear pearls. During the Renaissance, in the painting “The Birth of Venus”, the famous painter Botticelli placed the goddess on a huge bay leaf, slowly coming out from the bottom of the water, and the water droplets shaken by the goddess formed grains. A single pearl, pure white and flawless, sparkling and dazzling.
How to choose good-quality pearls?
The best advice we can give you on how to choose pearls will make you feel luxurious when wearing them. Here are some key points when you’re pearl shopping.
When light enters a pearl, it reflects through the layers of the nacre to produce the rich glow we call luster. The easiest way to assess the luster of a pearl is to look for your reflection in it—The better the luster, the higher the value.
The bigger and rarer the pearl, the more time it takes to grow it. All pearl sizes look wonderful when paired with other jewels or even worn on their own.
The smoother the skin and the fewer blemishes, the better the quality of the pearl. Flaws do not matter as long as they are not obvious, since Pearls grow naturally.
No matter your personality, there’s a pearl for you— freshwater, South Sea, Akoya, and Tahitian saltwater pearls ensure it.
Perfectly round pearls are the rarest shape, but pearl lovers also favor semi-round and baroque pearls for pendants, earrings, and accent stones.
Freshwater pearls are slightly smaller than their saltwater counterparts and come in a wide range of natural colors, Their variety of soft, luminescent shades makes them a stunning choice for delicate pieces like earrings and cluster jewelry.
Formed inside the world’s smallest pearl-bearing saltwater oyster Round and symmetrical, Akoya pearls are timeless as strands and earring sets, and they’re adored for their lustrous glow and rich, white hue.
SOUTH SEA PEARLS
Origin is the northwest waters of Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. These unique gems form inside a super-sensitive oyster called the white-lipped Pinctada maxima, and the resulting pearls are exceptionally large and smooth. Their high luster dazzles the eyes in statement pieces like stud earrings, drops, and pendants.
Tahitian pearls known as the Pearl of queens are cultivated inside a black-lipped saltwater oyster to create the only naturally colored black pearls. Their deep shades vary from dark gray to true black, often with exquisite green or purple overtones that make them center stage in strands, bracelets, and earrings.
How to Take Care of Your Pearls
Pearls are effortlessly elegant and versatile, and if they make your heart happy, you can wear them every day. But if you want them to last a lifetime, you’ve got to properly take care of gemstone jewelry.
Pearls have a delicate luster that requires a little more attentive care, but the lasting beauty of well-kept pearl jewelry is worth it.
The most important tip for wearing pearls is to always put them on last, only after applying perfume, hairspray, and makeup. Keep your pearls gleaming by wiping them gently with a soft cloth when you take them off.
For a deeper clean, use a soft, damp cloth dipped in a mild soap and water solution. Be careful not to fully immerse a pearl necklace in the solution to protect the thread and keep excess moisture out of the drill holes.
Store your pearl necklaces flat in a soft cloth bag to keep the string from stretching. Other types of pearl jewelry can be stored in a fabric-lined jewelry box to protect against scratches.