Freshwater pearls, saltwater pearls, soaked pearls. Do you still get it?

Freshwater pearls, saltwater pearls, soaked pearls. Do you still get it?

Cultured Pearls / Cultured Pearls

Almost most pearls are cultured. Also called 'cultured pearls'. In addition, you also have pearls that originated naturally.

Cultured saltwater pearls come from an oyster and only one to 2 pearls can grow in it. With saltwater pearls, a grain of mother-of-pearl is placed in an oyster, which forms the core of the pearl. The oysters are regularly screened during the growth process and the growth process is adjusted. The growth process in a saltwater pearl farm takes approximately 2 years. This makes saltwater pearls a lot more expensive than cultured freshwater pearls.

Cultured freshwater pearls grow inside a mussel. About 30 to 40 pearls can form in it. These pearls are ready to harvest after a few months. With freshwater pearls, mantle tissue is placed in the mussel, which forms the pearl together with the growing mother-of-pearl layers. There will then be no core in the pearl. During the growth process, the pearls are not screened or checked in the meantime. The shape and beauty of these pearls depends on the mussel. These pearls are logically much more affordable than saltwater pearls.

So there is a big difference in price between cultured freshwater and saltwater pearls. In addition, the price per category will also vary: this depends on the beauty of the pearl.

And pearls that originated naturally? These pearls also grow in an oyster or mussel. These pearls are very rare and as you will understand very precious or perhaps 'priceless' for most people.

The jewelry with freshwater pearls from Jewels with Flair

Jewels with Flair works with cultured freshwater pearls. This keeps the jewelry affordable and you can alternate :). View all jewelry with freshwater pearls here .

In addition to these freshwater pearls, there are also some jewelry with Swarovski pearls. Why Swarovski pearls ? Because this is also a beautiful product and not as priceless as a perfectly round pearl from nature :).

Source: Elsevier's guide to precious and ornamental stones, Wikipedia, website with information from supplier Ilona's Webgems.

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August 30, 2021 — Erlinde Kramer

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