The pearls are gems that do not pass the years. For centuries, these wonderful jewels have been a symbol of elegance, class and style. Some attributes that have arrived intact to this day and that today still regarded as one of the finest and most distinguished in the world of jewelry.

different types of pearls

If you like pearls invite you to discover more about them, its types, its color and shape according to their origin. You can not lose this!

How to create a Pearl?
Pearls are formed when a strange body is introduced into the shell of a mollusk. As a measure of protection this mollusk produces layers of nacre around the strange body that eventually ends up becoming a pearl.

What types of pearls exist?

There are four types of pearls; Natural pearls, cultured pearls, saltwater pearls and freshwater pearls. By origin these have different characteristics that make their beauty and price varies on the market. According to their place of origin are:

Natural pearls
Natural pearls are extremely rare, hard to find and therefore in the value reached in the market is much larger than other pearls. The Persian Gulf is where historically large deposits were but now is not easy to access. The great demand from that in the 20s of last century became fashionable, cultured pearls made it arose.

Cultured pearls
Cultured pearls are created on pearl farms, where mollusks are selected one by one to implement within the foreign body that eventually will become pearl. These implementations may arise high quality cultured pearls and others that the quality is not very high or where implementation is not successful. The price reaching the market is lower than that manage to achieve natural pearls.

Saltwater pearls
There are variations depending on the area in which mollusks are raised, for example:

Water of Japan and China: From these areas pearls are round and white and cream and its size can vary between 2 mm to 10 mm.

Waters of Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines: The size of these pearls is the largest of all pearls, the size is between 9 mm and 20 mm. Its color may be white, cream or gold.

Water of Tahiti and French Polynesia: Pearls of these areas are known as black pearls and the reason is the tonality that these acquire. Within the colors that can be purchased are grey, blue, green and purple, and its size is between 8 mm and 16 mm.

Freshwater Pearls
The lakes, rivers and freshwater ponds are the places chosen for culturing freshwater pearls. Its shape and size is quite similar to saltwater pearls but it can also acquire some shade in pastel colors and vary in its shape.

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