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FAQ - Origin of Pearls

QUESTION

How to take care of pearls

How to select

Value factors

Freshwater Vs SaltWater

Types of Cultured Pearls

Cultured pearls VS natural pearls

Origin of Pearls

Pearl Colors and Overtones

I'm not sure which pearls to select?

How can I tell if my pearls are real?

How do I pick the perfect pearl color?

Cultured pearls VS natural pearls

Choosing your Freshwater Pearls

Real and Imitation Pearls

Are black pearls dyed?

ANSWER

Pearls were created when a foreign body of some sort, such as a grain of sand or a parasite, found its way into a pearl oyster. The oyster reacted by coating the irritant with layer upon layer of the pearly substance known as 'nacre', that gives the pearl its unique appearance and iridescent beauty. This unique relationship gave birth to the natural pearl.  Our Pearl Education Guide has a much more detailed information about formation of pearls.