What is a cultured pearl? - Giliarto
What is a cultured pearl?

September 27, 2018

What is a cultured pearl?

Next to diamonds, a big favorite of women the world over is a pearl. It has a classy, understated elegance which brings to life the simplest of dresses and the classiest of combinations. Like all precious materials, pearls also are prone to getting imitated. On top of that a genuine way of manufacturing pearls is often confused with cheap imitations, adding to the confusion. To understand the distinction, let us first see what a pearl is.

By definition, a pearl is a hard and lustrous mass which is formed within the shell of a pearl oyster. This process normally occurs naturally, and the oysters are harvested after the pearls are fully matured. Naturally occurring pearls are either saltwater pearls or freshwater pearls, depending on whether they are formed inside oysters or mussels.

When the formation of these pearls takes place under controlled ambience imitating the surroundings under which natural oysters are formed, the result is called cultured pearls. These cultured pearls take up to seven years to form completely. The science behind the formation of cultured pearls is the same as that for a natural pearl. An irritant or small piece of shell forms the core around which the layers keep getting added and calcified (solidified), giving rise to a cultured pearl.

One major difference between natural pearls and cultured pearls is that natural pearls might vary in their shape, size and luster. But because cultured pearls are under human control from start to finish, therefore they are uniform in shape, size and appearance.

An important distinction to make is the one between cultured pearls and imitation pearls. Cultured pearls are not fakes, but imitations are cheap alternatives. Imitations could be made from glass etc. Any good jeweler like Giliarto would provide best quality cultured pearls, and you don’t need to worry about imitations.





Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Articles
moonstone Moonstone: Everything You Need To Know

March 30, 2021

The moon is a thing of beauty that exudes a magical charm. Gazing at the full moon makes one wonder at its spellbinding beauty. Even the crescent moon is revered in many cultures. The iridescence found in the reflection of moonlight is depicted perfectly within a moonstone. This is a mystical gemstone deemed to be a semi-precious gem that may not be in the league of the four most valuable stones but demands respect beyond its price. 

View full article →

Emma and Tom Emma and Tom

January 28, 2021

When in love, moments and emotions blend into a seamless experience of romance, ecstasy, and blissful joy. All this comes together to create joyful music of togetherness and reach a crescendo with the final instant of proposal and engagement. The stunning engagement ring is the icing on the cake. There's something so purely emotional and unique about proposals that it calls for celebration from family, friends, and even strangers. Love stories are eternal. And the magic of a radiant engagement ring is perennial. Few, familiar and stranger alike, can survive the magnetism of a gleaming gemstone. Just the perfect point to start an animated conversation.

View full article →

Shay and Jason Shay and Jason

January 28, 2021

Stories started flowing whenever strangers, more specifically women, took a look at Shay's engagement ring. A three-stone, diamond studded, black moissanite engagement ring is all about inquisitive looks and eventual questioning. Shay never really gets tired of telling the same story, over and over again. Twinkling eyes and sweet memories always make for great conversations. Shay's is a unique love story that she shares with Jason.

View full article →

Giftbox
Choose your free gift
×
Rose Stem Pendant Necklace

Rose Stem Pendant Necklace

Rose gold plated silver pendant necklace. 16 ''-18" Long Chain.

Retail value is $69

Free
$47.00
 
Moon Pendant Necklace

Moon Pendant Necklace

Gold Plated Coin Enamel Pendant Necklace. 16 ''-18" Long Chain.

Retail value is $69

Free
$47.00