What’s the difference between a natural pearl and a cultured pearl?
Natural pearls are formed when an irritant makes its way into a pearl-producing animal. In protection; the animal coats the irritant in nacre(NAY-KAR)-a combination of organic substances that also makes up what we call mother-of pearl. Over a period, the layers of nacre build up around the irritant and form the organic gem we all know as pearl.
Cultured pearls are formed in the same way as natural pearls, with just one difference: they begin with man intervening with nature. To produce cultured pearls, man induces the pearl-growing process by placing an irritant-a mother-of-pearl bead into a mollusk. The animal is then placed back into the water and then monitored, cleaned, etc. until the pearl is ready to be harvested.
Mikimoto, a Japanese man, is credited with developing modern pearl culturing techniques. By the early twentieth century, Mikimoto was selling his cultured pearls worldwide. Nearly all pearls sold today are cultured pearls. These are two main types: freshwater and saltwater. South Sea cultured pearls, Tahitian cultured pearls and Akoya cultured pearls are all types of saltwater pearls.
At Angara, we bring you Akoya cultured pearls studs, golden pearl studs, Akoya cultured pearls strands, pink pearl necklace, Tahitian pearl earrings, and Akoya pearl and diamond rings. When you are in the pearl section, remember that this pearl purchase will become a valued possession for succeeding generations. So, this is not just an ordinary pearl purchase, it is an investment you make, for posteriori.
As with all products at Angara, the quality of Akoya pearls remains uncompromised. The team of experts extends their assurance via Certificate of Authenticity. The pearl range is available at prices that are the most competitive in this segment. This is one section that you must visit when you are making a once in a lifetime purchase.
The 30 days return policy gives you ample time to have your pearl jewelry, and if at all you are dissatisfied, you can return it within 30 days of purchase, and get 100% of your money back.
Fun Fact About Pearls
La Peregrina is regarded as one of the most famous pearls in the world. It’s a pear shaped pear with the size of a pigeon’s egg. Famous owners of this pearl include Philip II of Spain, Napoleon III, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth Taylor.