By Bizadmin, September 23, 2020
The above sample is my Pearly Lustre Teddy Bear Fresh Water Pearl Pendant which arrived today. I just love this cute pendant with little diamonds on the body assembled on sterling silver. It comes with a pretty bag and logo which looks like Ritz Carlton Hotel insignia with a mermaid tail. Hence, this blog post and Youtube video in exchange for the sample with some remuneration. Thanks, Caroline from Pearly Lustre.
Below is a picture of the zoomed in or enlarged pendant.
The details are as below, taken from PearlyLustre.com
- 8.5-9 MM Freshwater Pearl, High Semi-Round,
- Surface Grading: A
- Lustre Grading: Excellent
- Sterling Silver /925 Silver
- Bear Height: 1.5cm W 1.2cm
- Necklace Size: L 40cm+5cm(Adjustable)
I confirm that this is a sponsored post that adheres to FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 255 of the USA.
“Pearls – A treasure nurture by birth from nature,”
Pearly Lustre signify “Pure Radiance of Pearl”.
Pearls are a Gem bred with life, representing everlasting, flawless love and genuine loyalty.
Pure Radiance of Pearl resemble health, good luck, tranquillity and wealth.
Pearly Lustre appreciate the natural beauty of life!
Pearly Lustre is committed to promote pearl jewellery, to bring you pearl collection that symbolize every special moments of your life.
According to Wikipedia, “A pearl is a hard, glistening object produced within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk or another animal, such as fossil conulariids. Just like the shell of a mollusk, a pearl is composed of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has deposited in concentric layers.”
Color: Black, White, Grey, Purple, Pink, Blue, Yellow, Green, Brown, Orange
The rare pearls are South Sea Pearls that are mainly black or Forrest green with round texture. There are baroque pearls too with various shapes other than the perfect round ones, which are more costly. I have a few pearls myself, including a pearl earrings, pearl necklace and pearl designer bracelet.
One Caveat though: never wear your pearls while bathing, aa the liquid soap or shampoo will de-lustre the pearl texture and make them dull. The liquid soap will remove the shinny layer that makes the pearls so attractive and valuable.
Just like the shell of a mollusk, a pearl is composed of calcium carbonate (mainly aragonite or a mixture of aragonite and calcite) in minute crystalline form, which has deposited in concentric layers. The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth, but many other shapes, known as baroque pearls, can occur.
For more awesome pictures of the pearls offered by Pearl Lustre, see the pictures below:
A picture is worth a thousand words, but a video right above is worth a millions words. Don’t you find the smaller thumbnails of the pearls simply breathtaking? They are a sight to behold and a perfect gift for your loved ones on Valentine’s day, Christmas – which is less than 100 days away on 25th December 2020, and for your mum on Mother’s days, etc.
For centuries, pearls have been a symbol of beauty and purity. Today, they are regarded as both classic and contemporary, coming in many more fashionable styles than your grandmother’s traditional strand of pearls.
Learning about types of pearls is important when adding items to your jewelry collection.
Pearls, natural or cultured, are formed when a mollusk produces layers of nacre (pronounced NAY-kur) around some type of irritant inside its shell. In natural pearls, the irritant may be another organism from the water. In cultured pearls, a mother-of-pearl bead or a piece of tissue is inserted (by man) into the mollusk to start the process.
For both, the quality of the nacre dictates the quality of the luster, or shine of the pearl, which is very important to its beauty and its value. The surface of the pearl should be smooth and free of marks while the overall shape could be round, oval, pear-shaped, or even misshapen. Misshapen pearls are called baroque pearls.
While shopping for pearls, there are various lengths available:
- A collar fits directly against the throat
- A choker rests at the base of the neck
- The princess length reaches near the collarbone
- A matinee length is usually 20-24 inches
- The Opera length is 30-36 inches
- The longest length, known as a rope, refers to all strands longer than 36 inches
Necklaces can also be classified as uniform (where all pearls are about the same size) or graduated (pearls change uniformly from ends to center).
Natural pearls are extremely rare. Historically, many were found in the Persian Gulf; unfortunately, today, most have already been harvested. You may be able to purchase small, natural pearls, but they will be costly.
Cultured pearls are grown in pearl farms. The mollusks are raised until they are old enough to accept the mother-of-pearl bead nucleus. Through a delicate surgical procedure, the technician implants the bead and then the mollusks are returned to the water and cared for while the pearl forms.
Not all produce a pearl; and not all the pearls are high quality. Over 10,000 pearls may be sorted before a 16” single strand of beautifully matched pearls is assembled.
Pearls can be found in saltwater and in freshwater. There are also different types of mollusks that produce very different looking pearls.
Saltwater pearls include the akoya cultured pearls grown in Japanese and Chinese waters. They range in size from 2mm (tiny) to 10mm (rare) and are usually white or cream in color and round in shape.
Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines produce the South Sea pearl – the largest of all the pearls. They range in size from 9mm to 20mm and can be naturally white, cream, or golden in color.
Tahitian pearls are interestingly not exclusively from Tahiti – they’re grown in several of the islands of French Polynesia, including Tahiti. Their typical sizes range from 8mm to 16mm. These naturally colored pearls are collectively called black pearls, but their colors include gray, blue, green, and purple.
These pearls are grown in freshwater lakes, rivers, and ponds, predominately in China. Although many are white and resemble the akoya cultured pearls in shape and size, they can also be produced in various shapes and in an array of pastel colors.
Many freshwater pearls don’t have a bead nucleus — only a piece of tissue — resulting in a pearl with thicker nacre than the akoya.
Happy Shopping for your loved ones with pearls jewellery.