Pearls used in the pearl jewelry have always been elegant and classy, but at the same time, the story behind it is mysterious. Most of the people in the world didn’t know that there are artificial pearls in the market and it had been mixed with the natural one.
To differentiate between them is quite easy but it is not possible to keep checking the pearls quality when it comes to the selection of jewelry. The real pearls are very hard to harvest as they are found deep down the sea. It is very different from the mining of the gemstones. With the exhaustion of the natural process of obtaining pearl, there has been an increase in the farming of pearls in mollusks.
People often get confused with pearl as a gem. One thing about pearls is that it is an organic commodity whereas the gems are inorganic. Use of Pearls in pearl jewelry is not new, and it has been used from the early days when it was only used by the rich class only. With the advent of time, the use of pearl become common, and people from every class were able to use it. But the use of artificial pearl becomes a problem as when mixed with the real pearls in the pearl jewelry it was hard to differentiate.
Differentiate between real and artificial pearls
- Natural pearls vary in shape as it is formed under a mollusk’s shell. So, the natural pearls will be of different sizes and also quite expensive.
- Usually fake pearl beads are coated with plastic. It is easy to spot the pearls which are coated with plastic as they are more vulnerable compared to the original material. They are also not as smooth or shiny as the real thing.
The natural pearl might be expensive, but it has been popular among women due to its fantastic shine and smoothness. The artificial ones have their own features and are affordable.
The use of pearls in pearl jewelry will never get out of style. So, to know about the authentication of jewelry of pearls one must possess an in-depth knowledge of pearls.