These are procured only from the land of Tahiti. Pinctada Margaritifera or black-lipped oysters are grown in the waters of French Polynesia and the Cook Islands. The pearls are produced in the womb of these oysters. ...– Mark

 

What is black pearls»

A post by Naveen Rana

Black pearls are produced by the Pinctada Margaritifera pearl oyster, which is found in the French Polynesian Islands and Tahiti in the South Pacific Ocean. ....

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How Pearls are graded»

A post by Bina Shaji Kurup

A good pearl has several qualities and based on these qualities pearls are graded. There are two systems of grading pearls, which are accepted worldwide. One system is the “Tahitian” system developed by the Polynesian government. This system is used to grade Black Tahiti pearls and other Saltwater pearls like the South Sea pearls. The other is the “AAA – A” system, which is used to grade cultured Freshwater pearls. ....

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Factors affecting quality of pearls»

A post by Bina shaji kurup

An important factor in deciding the quality of the Pearl is its Luster. A high luster is visible in the reflections on the surface of the pearl – a clearer reflection signifies a better luster and such pearls seem to have a warm glow. The luster of the pearl is dependant on the thickness of the nacre coating on the pearl – it is normally understood that the longer a pearl is left inside the mollusk, the thicker is the nacre layer. ....

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Imitation Pearls»

A post by Binasaji

It is strange but when a real pearl is seen under a lens it has a smooth surface unlike in the tooth test where it feels gritty. This is due to the nacre of the pearl, which feels gritty but looks smooth. Imitation pearls will have a smooth appearance but under a lens they have a broken surface much like the surface of the moon. ....

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Freshwater pearl varieties»

A post by Binasaji

The price of freshwater pearls is lower compared to the saltwater variety. The price difference is mainly due to two main reasons – the quantity of pearls produced by a single mollusk and the quality of the pearls. An individual saltwater oyster normally produces only one or two or a maximum of four large pearls at a time unlike the freshwater mollusk – yielding 20-50 pearls during a single harvest. ....

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Saltwater Pearls»

A post by Binasaji

One of the varieties of Natural pearls is the Conch Pearl – it has a distinct pattern on its surface and a shining gloss. To find a conch pearl is extremely rare. The Natural pearls available in the market today are mainly antique pearls, which were harvested many decades ago. Another pearl, which is not cultured extensively so far, is the Abalone Pearl. ....

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Natural Pearls »

A post by Binasaji

These gems have found mention in historical texts of different cultures and even in religious texts of Indians, Buddhists, and Muslims and even in the Bible. In fact, archaeologists have found a Pearl necklace approximately 2000 years old in the sarcophagus of a Mummy proving the powerful lure of the Pearl. The medieval believed Pearls possessed magical powers and armors were encrusted with Pearls – to protect the wearer in battle. ....

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Freshwater Pearls»

A post by Mathew Abraham

The wide and fascinating variety of shapes, colors and sizes of freshwater pearls gives jewelry designers the ideal opportunity to put their creative designing skills to the maximum use. The skilled artisans imaginatively blend a variety of combinations into exquisitely crafted creations. Different colored strands are elegantly strung together to produce amazing results. ....

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Pink Pearls»

A post by Seema Susheel

Pink pearls are fresh water cultured pearls found in the pearl growing farms of China, Japan and other parts of Asia. As compared to the white pearls pink pearls don't differ in quality but are different because of their natural pink color. As in buying white pearls to buy pink pearls you should take care of the color, size, nacre thickness which determines the surface quality and luster. ....

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Black pearl facts»

A post by Seema Susheel

The black pearls are found in the clear blue seas of Tahiti islands. The black pearl forms in a large oyster which has black edges and hence the pearl adapts the black color. These oysters are larger then the white pearl bearing oysters hence you can even find extraordinarily large black pearl. ....

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Pearl Bracelet»

A post by Seema Susheel

Cultured pearls are natural the only difference is that they are injected manually with the irritant to start the process of pearl creation. They can be grown in rivers and lakes and hence are also known as fresh water pearls. ....

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Pearl Rings»

A post by Seema susheel

There are many options available but the most popular is a single large pearl embedded on a yellow gold or platinum setting. Like a solitaire diamond the single pearl ring looks grand and outstanding if you choose the right pearl quality and color. ....

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Blue Pearl»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

Quality of blue pearl is depends on three important aspects viz. luster, colour and surface texture. These three together determine the value of the pearl. However, other criteria to be taken care off are nacre thickness, size and shape. ....

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Pearl Necklace»

A post by Seema Susheel

An elegant pearl necklace is a great gift idea for special days like marriages, anniversaries, birthdays, valentines, mother’s day etc. You are buying a pearl necklace for your loved one then you need to gear yourself with some valuable information so as to make a comfortable buy. ....

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Pearl earrings»

A post by Seema Susheel

The pearl is been a popular gem from ancient times and is the symbol of peace and purity. The kings and queens have adorned pearl and many kingdoms became richer with acquisition of pearls from another. The pearls are used in its natural form and it's not mined or cut and polished but has beautified many people throughout the world with its gleam. ....

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