How pearls are formed

  • What is a Mabe Pearl?
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    What is a Mabe Pearl?

    A Mabe pearl is a composite cultured blister pearl, a large half pearl of glorious nacre that is popularly used for making pearl pendants and pearl...

  • How long does it take to grow a real cultured pearl?
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    How long does it take to grow a real cultured pearl?

    Have you wondered how long it takes to grow a real cultured pearl? Is it a month, a year or perhaps longer? The answer? Of course it depends... The...

  • What are Keshi Pearls ?
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    What are Keshi Pearls ?

    Fashioned with oddly shaped pearls, we have just introduced our first Keshi pearl necklace and matching Keshi pearl bracelet to Winterson. The word...

  • Is Shape a Good Guide to Pearl Quality?
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    Is Shape a Good Guide to Pearl Quality?

    The astonishing diversity of the pearl has made pearls a versatile gem of choice for all types of jewellery, in fashion and other accessories. But w...

  • Natural Pearls
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    Natural Pearls

    If you hear a pearl described as real or natural, remember that there is a significant difference in meaning. A natural pearl is a real pearl formed...

  • What are Baroque Pearls ?
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    What are Baroque Pearls ?

    When describing the shape of a pearl, baroque is a term that is used to describe irregular and non-symmetrically shaped pearls that have been forme...

  • Artificial, faux and fake pearls
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    Artificial, faux and fake pearls

    The commercial sale of fake, faux and artificial pearls is quite common and many customers ask us about pearls that they have seen or been offered o...

  • What is the Lustre of a Pearl ?
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    What is the Lustre of a Pearl ?

    A pearl's iridescence is known as lustre and is absolutely unique to pearls, different to any other gemstone. When grading pearls, highly prized pea...

  • The Emergence Of Cultured Pearls
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    The Emergence Of Cultured Pearls

    Following the invention of the cultured pearl, a revolution began to take place in the world of pearls. Pearl diving and over-fishing in the late 1...

  • How Are Pearls Formed
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    How Are Pearls Formed

    A natural pearl might start with an itch, although most pearl experts now agree that the 'grain of sand' is nor more than a myth. When a small seed...

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