Pearl Buying Guide
What Are Pearls? Unlike gemstones from the earth, pearls are made by creatures called mollusks, such as oysters. When oysters are irritated by a foreign substance, they gradually release a natural substance known as psoriasis. It is the reflection of this mother-of-pearl that eventually forms a natural or cultured pearl and helps give it its shine and color. Pearls are not perfect; In fact, it is their flaws that make them unique. Since the creation of a pearl has so much to do with nature, even with farming, flaws are the rule, not the exception. The irregular layers of psoriasis secretion create irregularities both on the psoriasis surface and under it. This coarse exterior clearly helps in skimming off the smooth, artificial pearls when rubbed against the teeth..