Category Archives: Pearls guide

The birth of a pearl

What is a pearl? In the following video we will show you the birth of this precious gem. Enjoy the vision!

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Pearl classification

Pearls have always exerted a particular charm that has fed legends and myths. In Greek pearls are distinguished by the name “margarites” and in Latin, “perula” (small bag), “pilula” (small sphere) and finally “perla”. The oldest pearl jewellery piece in the world is a three-string pearl necklace (composed of 216 pearls) found in an Egyptian […]

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Pearl characteristics

What are the main characteristics that define the value of a pearl? Nacre The nacre thickness and absence of irregularities provides the pearl with its beauty. A top quality pearl has a thickness of at least 0.4 mm. Luster This characteristic is derived from the reflective property of light through the various layers of nacre. […]

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How to take care of your pearls

Pearls are chemically composed of calcium carbonate, a substance that decomposes if attacked by acids, even weak ones (e.g. perfumes or sweat); avoid wearing them on the beach in the sun. Conchiolin and water complete the chemical composition of pearls; in addition to corrosion due to acids, pearls run the risk of dehydration (do not […]

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