The difference between natural and cultured pearls.
It is common confusion between natural and cultured pearls.
… the nature, by definition, are found in shellfish by divers, without any interference has occurred in your training. Are very rare and the work of exploration is so difficult that, since 1916, they are no longer wanted.
Most natural pearls were found by chance. By your rarity, adorned only the jewels of royalty.
Almost all pearls sold today are cultivated and natural beauty, differ from the texture and durability.
The training process is exactly equal to that of a natural Pearl, with a difference: a foreign substance – in General, a synthetic core – is introduced in the shellfish artificially, for the formation of a Pearl.
The training period ranges from three to five years.
Only a specialist can differentiate a natural Pearl grown.
How to take care of pearls
I – pearls are an organic and natural element, need to “breathe”.
-So, you should never store them in closed boxes or plastic bags.
It is best to wrap them in tissue paper, tissue paper or cotton and keep them in a drawer.
- Excess moisture, as well as cosmetics, creams, perfume, acidic substances and sweat should be kept away from their pearls. These substances make opaque Pearl and decrease your durability.
- Do not store your pearls along with other jewelry, no wrap them in paper thin. They can be scratched easily.
- Before storing them after use, clean your pearls with a flannel moistened with filtered water.
- Pearl Jewelry should be taken at least once a year for maintenance. The silk thread that unites them must be changed, so that they don’t lose your impeccable drape.
II – Pearls and mother-of-Pearl trims can be rubbed together gently with olive oil or almond oil, pure, good quality, before they are used.
Stay tuned to the wear of the wires where they are stuffed the necklaces and bracelets, as if blowing up can cause a great disservice.
Because they are formed by organic substances, the pearls are subject to change.
Are very sensitive to acids, perspiration, cosmetics and hair spray.
The best way to clean them is to use a soft flannel or cotton, especially soon after use.
Use a mild soap and cold water, but don’t let it soak.
Rinse well and dry with a cloth or soft paper.
Avoid leaving jewelry contact: sea water, swimming pool, shower or faucet (because of the chemicals, soaps and soaps that are not neutral), Sun or any other source of heat.
III – Treat your pearls with caution, because they are very sensitive, having a hardness of only 2.66 on the Mohs scale. They scratch very easily.
After using the pearls, a soft cloth, dry or wet, to prevent the accumulation of dirt and keep the bead of sweat-free, preventing the corrosion of nacre.
Try to analyze your perspiration because it contains a higher than normal acid content will cause a reduction in the size of your pearls of up to 50% in less than 2 years of use.
Any chemical (alcohol, detergent, chlorine, ammonia) or cosmetics (perfumes, creams, lipsticks, sprays) can be fatal to the Pearls.
Do not expose to excessive heat, as they are calcareous and heat may destroy them.
Another important fact: never store your pearls inappropriately into a cassette in which are other jewels.
IV – To keep your pearls use some tricks.
Put the pearls only after you have finished your makeup. Before saving, clean with a soft flannel.
Do not store pearls jewelry without proper protection or save each into a separately. Do not mix pearls with other jewelry as they can cause damage.
If the mains cord is greasy, reenfie again the pearls.
Do not use toothbrush or polishing and no abraviso material to clean pearls.
Facts about pearls
-Did you know that the pearls of the South Seas (South Sea) are the largest and rarest of all pearls.
-The black pearls are commonly called “Tahitian Pearl” and may have a light grey tone or a rainbow of colors.
-There are records that in the heyday of the Roman Empire, when the Pearl fever was at its height, the Roman general Vitellius financed a military army only selling one of your mother’s Pearl Earrings.
-Legitimate Pearl (Natural or Cultivated) is the result of a wonderful creation of nature within an oyster.
Any other name (Majorca, spain, etc.) are nothing but glass beads covered with a layer of plastic material
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