How to recognize a pearl
Many ladies like to wear jewelry made of pearls. Especially popular are necklaces, bracelets, as well as sets of ring and earrings with pearls. This wonderful gem is of organic origin. It is formed in the shells of shellfish. Inside the shell gets a grain of sand and shellfish to eliminate this trouble, begins to cover the grain of sand layers of nacre. After some time in the shell pearl is formed.
Instruction how to recognize a pearl
There are also artificial and cultured pearls. Inside Clam shells specially placed beads and recycled oyster back into its habitat. After some time the bead, already covered with layers of nacre, is removed from the shell. Pearls are produced in this way are called cultured. Imitates the pearl by the blowing of a glass tube or rod thin glass spheres. Then, a special substance is introduced into these areas - "pearl essence". If you want to wear jewelry only made of natural stone, remember a few simple tips on how to distinguish natural from artificial pearls.
Take the pearl and "drop" it. Stone falling on a hard surface will be high bounce like a ball ping-pong table. Cultured pearls will not jump, because it has a low density structure.
Another method of checking the authenticity of pearls - gently swipe the pearl in its teeth. The surface of natural stone to be rough, not smooth like glass. It is also true pearl in this case would be to publish a small creak.
Pay attention to the gemstone form. Natural pearls are rarely perfectly round. If you see the pearls in jewelry perfectly round shape, then, most likely, it is cultivated.
Take a pearl and a little hold in the palm of your hand. Natural stone will remain cold and artificial heats up to body temperature.
Compare the weight of the pearls. Hollow artificial stone is much easier to natural and hematite - harder. Cultured pearls are very fragile, it can crack even under slight pressure.