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About Pearls

What determines the price of pearls?

Generally speaking, saltwater pearls are more expensive than freshwater pearls. Among freshwater pearls, the price depends on 4 factors, luster, size, shape, surface defects.

1.Pearls with higher luster, shinier and more expensive.

2.Larger pearls are more expensive, normal size are 5-8 mm, pearls more than 9 mm are more rare and more expensive.

3.Round pearls are more expensive, because only 5% of pearls are perfectly round, and the rest are irregular. The price of irregular pearls is difficult to define. Generally speaking, rice-shaped pearls and potato-shaped pearls are more common, so it is cheaper.

4.The less flaw on the pearl surface, the more expensive it is.


How to take care of pearls?

1. Do not wear pearls when bathing, try to avoid contact with water.
2. Avoid exposure to chemicals, put on makeup and spray perfume before wearing pearl jewelry.
3. Always wipe with a soft flannel after using pearl jewelry.
4, Store pearls in a cool jewelry box, avoid direct sunlight.


What are bead nucleated pearls and tissue nucleated pearls?

1. Bead Nucleated pearls = pearl core + nacre. When artificially cultivating pearls, implanting different shapes of pearl cores can produce different shapes of pearls. Almost all seawater pearls are bead nucleated pearls. In recent years, freshwater pearls have also begun to cultivate nucleated pearls. Generally, seawater pearls are implanted with round bead cores, and freshwater pearls are implanted in a variety of shapes, ranging from round, square, heart-shaped, etc.
2. Tissue nucleated pearls = the whole pearl is nacre, most freshwater pearls are tissue nucleated pearls, the mantle of the mother oyster itself is cut and implanted during cultivation to stimulate the secretion of nacre and form pearls.


What's the difference between saltwater pearls and freshwater pearls?

1, Saltwater pearls are produced in Japan, Tahiti, Australia and Indonesia, as well as the waters of the South China Sea, while freshwater pearls are generally produced in freshwater lakes and rivers in China
2. One saltwater oyster produce one pearl , and one freshwater oyster can produce many pearls
3. Saltwater pearls are generally cultivated as perfect round pearls, while freshwater pearls are rich in shapes. Millet pearls are the most common, and perfect round pearls are relatively rare.
4. The size of freshwater pearls is generally 2-12 mm for tissue nucleated pearls, 8-18mm for bead nucleated freshwater pearls, 3-10mm for Japanese saltwater AKOYA pearls, and 8-18mm for other saltwater pearls
5. The general color of saltwater pearls is white, black, gold and silver, while the color of freshwater pearls is richer, and the common ones are white, orange pink and purple pink.
6. The luster of saltwater pearls is generally stronger than that of freshwater pearls
7. Generally, the price of saltwater pearls is higher than that of freshwater pearls


What are baroque pearls?

Generally speaking, baroque pearls are pearls of all shapes except round pearls. The characteristic of baroque pearls is that each pearl is different and unique.


How to distinguish if the pearl is real and fake?

1. In terms of weight, real pearls are heavier than fake pearls
2. The surface of real pearls has rough texture, while the surface of fake pearls is too perfect and smooth
3. The color of real pearls is uneven, while the color of fake pearls is consistent
4. Real pearls are generally close to a perfect round shape, while fake pearls are a perfect round shape

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