Owing to its beauty and rarity, Pearl is considered a prestigious gem derived from some species of oysters and mollusks. It symbolizes femininity, purity and innocence. Worn on several occasions like weddings, ritual ceremonies, birthday parties, etc. it is one of the most favorite accessories of the women.
Today, you will see different types of pearls available in the market. There are natural pearls, freshwater pearls, cultured pearls, saltwater pearls and imitation pearls. Natural pearls are more costlier from the other pearls, which are made with the human assistance. Pearls come in different colors, shapes, lengths and sizes. There have different varieties such as, Mabe’ Pearls, Abalone Pearls, Keshii Pearls, Circle Pearls, Japanese Akoya Pearls, South Sea pearls and Tahitian Black Pearls. Customers should always consider different factors while purchasing the pearls. These factors help them to assess the quality of the pearls. Quality of the pearls is assessed on the basis of their Luster, Nacre Thickness, Blemishes, Overtone, Shape and Color. Not only this, they should also be well maintained. Due to their delicate nature, they require special care. Only jewelry cleansers are used for cleaning the pearls. They should never be cleaned with the help of toothbrushes, abrasive materials or scouring pads. Your should always take pearls off while applying perfume, hair spray or cosmetics.