Our cultured pearls are available in a range of shapes and sizes, with a hardness of just 2.5 on the Moh’s scale. Pearls are extremely fragile and extra care and attention is required when handling and sending them out to customers.
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Since natural freshwater pearls are becoming increasingly rare, the production of cultured pearls has expanded since the nineteenth century. Cultured pearls are created using molluscs that have a bead or piece of tissue inserted into them which is then left to produce the pearls over several years. The beautiful iridescent lustre of a pearl is due to the interference of light reflected from the thin layers of nacre which cover the pearl’s surface. Historically, pearls have been seen as a symbol of innocence, faith and purity. Pearl jewellery is perfect for sophisticated occasions, and is quite popular amongst jewellers for use in creating a pearl set, either for a celebratory pearl bracelet or drop earring collection. Be creative; use several colours of pearls within your jewellery design, especially when trying out a more modern look. We currently stock round and pear shaped pearls, which are available in white, grey, pink, brown, and multi-coloured, also ranging in sizes from 1mm to 7mm. Do you need more information regarding freshwater pearls in your jewellery designs? Or do you want to learn how to mount cultures pearls effectively? Head over to our contacts page where you can get in touch with any queries you may have via Facebook, Twitter, or our dedicated forum online.
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