Fresh water pearls are normally grown in lakes, ponds or rivers, on the other hand sea water pearls are grown in the seas. Natural pearls are found in the pearl oysters, which are found in tropical seas, mostly in Asia. Pearls come in two main categories: freshwater cultured pearls and saltwater cultured pearls. You need to take care of pearls even though they are very durable proper care is required to keep the stone beautiful. Even though it takes several years to raise the oyster and produce a fine cultured pearl. The reason for greater uniformity in cultured pearls is that, given the larger quantity of cultured pearls available, it is easier to find and carefully match pearls.
When wearing pearls be sure not to wear them in the water especially chlorinated water, the chlorine will damage the pearls, and if you are wearing pearls in the ocean or in salt water make sure you remove them because of possible damage to the pearls. The residues from these products will ruin your pearls.
Freshwater pearls may also be dyed. Be sure to ask if the color is natural. Color is usually considered the most important factor affecting value and cost. If a pearl is of natural color it will sell in the market place for much higher amount than a pearl that has been dyed a certain color. If purchasing a pearl that is of natural color be sure it is and that it is stated on the bill of sale. The South Sea Specimens are often less perfectly round and have a less intense luster than their smaller Japanese counterpart, but they are very beautiful and very expensive.
A Tahitian black pearl color normally does not run through the entire pearl. When looking at the stone it could be lighter on one side and when you turn it over it could be black on the opposite end. With practice and experience (and further education if you’re really serious), a loupe can tell even the amateur a great deal. Using a gemologist can help to determine if the pearl stone is synthetic, natural made of glass or has many imperfections like blemishes or cracks in the stone. In other words, the loupe can provide the necessary information to help you know whether the stone is in fact what it is supposed to be.
There are numerous other examples of the use of pearls to enhance sex appeal or sexual experience or both. Pearls can make many different types of jewelry, a belly chain of freshwater pearls is one type of jewelry and a toe ring made out of mother of pearl is another. Quality pearls are not cheap but they will last a lifetime. The best way to store your pearls is in a soft cloth bag in your jewelry box.
The multi-strand necklace is ever so preppy. Besides a diamond, the only other gem that is of great interest to man is the pearl. The oldest recorded natural pearl necklace dates back to more than 4,000 years ago.
Pearl jewelry is suitable for day and nighttime use, to send a statement of class and elegance.
Source by David Fishman