Cultured Akoya Pearls Part 1

  A.K.A classic twin set pearls Classic pearls Classic pearls are formed in the Akoya oyster, or pinctada  fucata martensii to its friends, pearls from these oysters were first recorded in 1727 when Kaempfer noted that fine [i.e. natural] pearls were found in Japan within Akoya oysters, Kaempfer also noted that the quality in these... Continue Reading →

Different types of Cultured Pearls

Cultured South Sea and Tahitian Pearls Proud to be beautiful, large and lustrous in white, silvery white and gold These would be South Sea pearls they are mainly 9-16mm in diameter although they can be well over 20mm in diameter; their nucleus is made from a mother of pearl bead, or resin. Their nacre covering... Continue Reading →

How cultured are you about Cultured Pearls?

Cultured pearls start their existence by the introduction of an irritant into a mollusc by man, after which the process is continued solely by the metabolism of the living mollusc. Once the technician implants the irritant bead into a pearl bearing mollusc adding a graft made from epithelial cells the process can begin, in this... Continue Reading →

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