Pearls have historically adorned some of the world's mo […]
Pearls have historically adorned some of the world's most extravagant monarchs and society figures for centuries in Eastern and Western.
"Pearls are even cited for their beauty in scripture — in the bible, Jesus compares the Kingdom of Heaven to a ‘pearl of great price’, while the Qu’ran says that dwellers of paradise will be adorned with pearls. According to Marco Polo, the Hindu kings of Malabar wore a necklace of 104 rubies and pearls, given from one generation of monarchs to the next."
Wearers of pearl jewellery recognised the value of these beautiful natural and cultured pearls.
"Pearls come in such a range of colours and shapes that they sit beautifully in different settings and jewellery - and hold the unique distinction of being a naturally-beautiful material, without the use of cutting, faceting or treatment," said by world's most famous jewellery designer.
Different types of oyster produce different colour of pearls.
Cultured Tahitian pearls, for example, are formed from a black-lipped oyster, the Pinctada Margaritifera. Both the white version and the warmer Golden South Sea Pearl are created in the largest type of oyster capable of producing cultured pearls, the Pinctada Maxima. Akoya pearls are formed by a smaller type of oyster, the Pinctada Fucata oyster.
To ensure pearls' longevity, wear with care and proper storage, just wrap them in a silk handkerchief. With good storage, pearl jewellery sets can last a lifetime.