Two Types Of Pearls: Cultured And Freshwater

Update:29-08-2018
Summary:

Pearls are special collection that being regarded as bo […]

Pearls are special collection that being regarded as both classic and contemporary. It means more fashionable styles in your jewelly set.

Cultured Pearls

Cultured pearls are real pearls that were not formed by accident of nature. A cultured pearl results from the process by which a pearl farmer induces pearl formation by inserting an irritant into the mollusk and then cultivating the pearl.

Most pearls sold today are cultured.

Freshwater Pearls

As the name suggests, people get Freshwater pearls from lakes or ponds, as opposed to saltwater from the sea. They come from oysters that mature in non-saline water. Freshwater pearls usually are not as round as saltwater pearls and therefore less expensive. In addition, pearl-farming industry have produced a huge increase in their pearl quality and quantity in the past two decades for a number of reasons.

Due to the lower cost and their improved quality and availability, Freshwater pearls today are a favorite of jewelry designers.