What color are pearls?

Answer Pearls can be white, cream, peach, gold, lavender, black, silvery white, pink, rose, salmon, red, copper, bronze, brown, green, purple or blue. In the United States, white pearls with a tinted rose... Read More »

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What gives black pearls their color?

The Pearl Guide website indicates that a pearl's color is determined by the type of mollusk that created it. Genuine black pearls are produced only by the Black Lip oyster. High amounts of porphyri... Read More »

Are fresh water pearls less money than cultured pearls?

Cultured pearls are generally less expensive than most naturally occurring pearls, even though cultured pearls are often more uniformly shaped and more lustrous. Pearls can be cultured in both fres... Read More »

What can melt pearls?

Pearls can be "melted" (technically they are being dissolved) with most easily attainable acids. The most common method is household vinegar.What is a Pearl?Pearls are formed by mollusks. These mol... Read More »

What do pearls symbolize?

Today, pearls are often worn as a symbol of elegance, beauty and prestige. However, as the oldest known gem, pearls have developed a wide range of symbolic meanings.Purity and InnocenceThe pearl is... Read More »