Real or Fake: 4 Ways To Tell If A Pearl Is Genuine

Real or Fake: 4 Ways To Tell If A Pearl Is Genuine

by Joanne BRENT October 07, 2019

While pearls are certainly revered all around the world, it’s also one of the gemstones that people try to fake the most. These imitation pearls, sometimes also called “faux” or “costume” pearls, are worth very little in money and can be constructed from materials such as glass, plastic, alabaster, shells or even fish-scale.

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The Rise of Eco-Friendly Pearls | Namaka Jewelry

The Rise of Eco-Friendly Pearls | Namaka Jewelry

by Kristina Ganina September 02, 2019

In the past, harvesting pearls was only possible in the wild. This is because thousands upon thousands of oysters would need to be caught and opened just to source a few of these gems. As a result, centuries of pearl rushes and over-exploitation put a massive strain on this natural resource. However, with the invention and rise in popularity of cultivated pearl farming over the 20th century, this widespread large-scale fishing for oysters was finally put to an end.

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