What do pearls symbolize?

Answer 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 »

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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 is the meaning of pearls?

A pearl is created when an irritant---sand or grit---lodges in a bivalve mollusk, such as an oyster. Over time, the irritant is coated with layers of nacre---a pearly substance that turns the irrit... Read More »

What are pearls made of?

Natural pearls are made of nacre, a substance some mollusks secrete to cover small particles of foreign matter that get into their shells and cause irritation. Artificial pearls are made of plastic... Read More »

What Are Keishi Pearls?

Keishi, sometimes called Keishi pearls, are seed pearls. The name originates from the Japanese for "poppy seed," indicating the pearl's size. Keishi pearls are formed by two processes but are not c... Read More »