Pearls – a precious gift of nature

Pearls – a precious gift of nature

Pearls are a product of the oyster, so to protect against foreign bodies, in their inner shell penetrate. The intruder with nacre regelrecht encapsulated. There are thin layers of calcium carbonate and Conchin spun around him. The oyster prevent him from entering their innermost ahead – a defense mechanism with a beautiful result, which takes its time. Today, use of this defensive behavior, to pearls in all shapes to breed.
These are already given the oyster nacre implanted forms to which they can then submit their pearly mantle. It is now possible, in the form of beads, cubes, hearts, round slices, drops, and various animals to breed. There is still extremely rare and therefore very much in demand are virtually bullet-round pearls. Of course, ultimately determine the size, the gloss (in the jargon of the chandeliers) and the surface of the price. The larger, brighter, smoother and rounder it is, the higher the price.
Pearl grows on you the whole world, making it more and more types of pearls exist. The most famous include the Akoya – cultured pearls. These are mainly in China and Japan, cultivated. Your name from the shell in which they grow up – the Akoyamuschel. There are usually round or drop in form and in the delicate shades like cream, gray, apricot and rose.

Very widespread freshwater – cultured pearls. It is exclusively cultivated in lakes. Originally bred in Japan, they are in the biwa – Lake. In order to achieve better results placed the man instead of a pearl mussels core implant. These are called Biwaperlen. Unfortunately, the lake was so polluted that it is now no longer possible breeding. The breeding of these pearls has now largely taken over China. There has been over the years perfected the breeding so that there are now round pearls, which is externally almost no Akoya cultured pearls can be distinguished.
Always rare Keshiperlen be used in freshwater and saltwater bred. The special thing about these beads is that the oyster rejects the implanted nucleus before the growth process is finished. This spins the mussel her “cocoon” from pearl into arbitrary shapes and is shaped pearls are fascinating, especially in beads exploitation.
Pearls on red background
Another peculiarity is the Mabe – pearl. Initially, especially in the Mabe shell bred, has also this hemispherical pearl named her “mother” to owe. It grows not in the flesh, but in its shell. A semicircular hollow form is targeted to the inside of the shell attached. This gives the pearl a flat bottom and a round top. If the Pearl is ready to grow, it will be resolved by the shells, the debris removed and the resulting cavity is replaced by resin and pearl closed. Especially for the production of earrings and rings, this “half” pearl suited.
Most sought after and in its beauty hard to beat the South Seas – and Tahiti – cultured pearls. They are – as well as the Akoyaperlen mostly around cultivated. Especially valuable are they by the specific size (usually from 10mm to about 23mm diameter) and their diversity of colors. They come from delicate silver gray to black, from creamy to yellow gold, in pink, green, gray, lilac and white.

As seen in modern times like shrill colors also helps, one has begun, freshwater pearls einzufärben. These are relatively affordable and it is also a colorful necklace for the young a very interesting and modern jewelry pieces

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