Like the "four Cs" of diamonds, shopping for pearls also involves
paying attention to a few important elements. High-quality pearl
jewelry should consist of pearls of high luster and good surface
quality, and the pearls should match in terms of color (white, pink
or grey), shape and size.
Cultured Pearl Earrings in Gold. View
often have questions regarding the type of pearls we sell and the
quality of our pearls. To better inform the shopper we have written
this guide to help them. To learn more click
Pearl GlossaryCultured pearls
are real pearls that are formed naturally by a mollusk with
assistance from man. A shell bead is inserted into the mollusk. Pearl
Glossary. To learn more click here.
is produced when rays of light are absorbed into and reflected back
out through the nacre. Three
things determine the size of a cultured pearl: the size of
the mother-of-pearl nucleus, the size of the oyster, and nacre
thickness. For white cultured pearls, there are two principal
elements involved in evaluating color: body color and overtone.