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Archive for June, 2010


Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

As one of humankind’s oldest gems, pearls have inspired many theories about their formation:
To the ancient Romans, they were the frozen tears of oysters or the gods.
The Greeks attributed pearls to lightning strikes at sea.
To the Arabs and Indians, pearls jewelry were solidified rain or dew drops, captured by the clams.

In scientific terms, a pearl is produced when a foreign material enters an oyster and the latter in a gesture of self-defence secretes an organic substance which coats over the foreign body. This substance is called nacre or mother of pearl. The resulting pearl may take years to develop. The only difference between actual and cultured pearls is that the foreign body accidentally gets into the pearl oyster in actual pearls and is implanted by man in oysters in cultures ones.

Until early in the twentieth century, most of the world’s marine pearls came from the Indian Ocean, specifically the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Mannar and India. These regions dominated the international pearl trade for more than forty centuries, yielding the famous pearls belonging to Cleopatra, Julius Caesar and Marco Polo. Now, in the realm of cultured pearls, China and Japan dominate.

Pearl set in Jewelry is expensive and exquisite. Pearls in Pearl jewelry are examined for their value and are considered valuable according to factors like luster, color, size, lack of surface flaw and symmetry. The luster of the pearl in pearl jewelry decides the worth of the pearls. Perfectly round pearls that are large sized are expensive than the smaller ones. Pearl pendants are made of teardrop-shaped pearls. Pearls with thicker nacre and freshwater pearls without a mother of pearl nucleus are less susceptible to wear than pearls with thin nacre. Essentially, the thickness of the nacre protects the pearl for a longer period of time.

As to Gem Grade – A completely round and imperfection-free pearl with magnificent luster.
AAA Grade – A pearl that is flawless on 90% or more of its exterior and has very high luster. Only 10% of the surface may exhibit minor flaws in concentrated areas. Only a single deep imperfection is allowed on a pearl. Once the pearl is either set or strung, it should be clean or mostly clean.
AA+ Grade – A pearl that is flawless on 80% or more of its exterior and has high to very high luster. Only 20% of the pearl’s surface may show minor flaws in concentrated areas. Only one or two deep imperfections are allowed. Once the pearl is either set or strung, it should be just about clean.
AA Grade – A pearl that is flawless on 70% or more of its exterior and has high to very high luster. Only one or two deep imperfections are allowed. Once the pearl is either set or strung, it should be just about clean.

Care Of Pearls

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Pearls are very soft and need special care. They never should be tossed on top of or next to other gems in a jewelry box. Store them in a jewelry pouch.

Some women’s skin is more acidic than others. If a pearl necklace is regularly worn, as it should be, some of the pearls will constantly be in close contact with the woman’s skin on her neck at the shoulder line. Pearl pendant do not always have such constant contact with a woman’s skin. The pearls in the necklace will gradually absorb acid from the skin and the acid will slowly eat into the spherical pearl. Over time, the pearl will not only lose its luster but will become barrel-shaped. You can slow this process by wiping the pearls with a soft cloth after wearing them.

Except being soft, pearls are easily damaged by chemicals like perfume, vinegar, and lemon juice. Heat can turn pearls brown, dry them out and make them crack. Dry air can also damage pearls. Most safe deposit vaults have very dry air and can damage pearls.

When taking off a pearl ring, grasp the shank, or metal part, rather than the pearl. This will prevent the pearl from loosening and coming into contact with skin oils on your hand, because of their delicate nature, special care must be taken when cleaning.

The best way to clean pearls is to soak them in warm water and a mild detergent such as Ivory soap. The best way to distinguish between a natural or cultured pearl and an imitation pearl without sending them to a GIA Lab for X-ray is to use the “tooth test”. Rub a pearl on the edge of your teeth. If it feels smooth , the pearl is probably imitation. If the pearl feels rough or gritty, it is probably natural or cultured.

Keep hairspray, cosmetics etc. away from pearl jewelry. A good rule is to put your pearls on last and take them off first. Whenever you wear your necklace, check to see if the silk the pearls are strung on is stretching and if the knots between the pearls are becoming dirty. If either of these things happens, it’s time to restring.

It will have a jewelry professional verify that the pearls on your jewelry are securely mounted or that the string is still good in about every six months.