Ask any jewelry lover to name the most prominent gems and stones found in jewelry, and the pearl will most likely make their list. Pearl jewelry is not only stylish and elegant, but highly coveted and popular.
A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living mollusk. Just like the shell of a clam, the pearl is made up of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth, but many other shapes of pearls (baroque pearls) occur.
In jewelry, the value of the pearl is determined by the combination of the luster, color, size, lack of surface flaw and symmetry that are appropriate for the type of pearl under consideration. Among these elements. luster (shine) is the most important differentiator of pearl quality, according to jewelers.
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