WHICH IS THE RIGHT PEARL FOR YOU?
Moon drops fallen into the sea, collected and transformed into jewels that enhance their beauty and purity.
White, black, pink and grey pearls. Pearls of different sizes, regular or irregular shapes. Japanese, Australian or Tahitian's pearls. From fresh or salt water. Whatever pearls you like, they will always be unique, as each one is different just as those who wear them.
Every pearl has its own character and every individual has their appropriate pearl.
Just find out which one.
HOW THE PEARL IS BORN
The birth of a pearl is a precious and rare natural event. The pearl is the natural defense of a pearl-producing mollusk against a foreign body that enters its interior. To protect itself, the mollusk covers the foreign particle with nacre, creating the pearl.
Cultured pearls are also based on the same principle, only the introduction of the foreign body is not left to chance but to the expert hand of man, after which the mollusk is returned to the sea, waiting for nature to perform its miracle. The technique of pearl cultivation was developed in the late 19th century by Japanese researchers. Today 99% of the market is cultured pearls.
Even cultured pearls, however, can never be considered a mass-produced product. In fact, they are a small fraction of all the oysters nucleated each year will yield a high-quality pearl.
VARIETY AND ORIGIN OF GENESIA PEARLS
Genesia makes its creations with pearls carefully selected from major varieties.
Freshwater pearls (Fresh Water): freshwater pearls, grown in lakes and rivers, boast a wide variety of natural shapes and colors. Their most important characteristic is due to the fact that they have no core and are therefore composed entirely of mother-of-pearl therefore, more durable and suitable for more everyday use.
South Sea (South Sea) pearls: in turn distinguished into Australian and Tahitian. Australian pearls are the largest cultured pearls in the world. These pearls, among the rarest and most valuable, can exceed 20 mm in diameter and are cultured between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, mainly in Australia, but also in the Philippines and Indonesia. Colors range from cream, to silver gray, to pinkish white. Tahitian Black Pearls are cultivated in Tahiti and throughout the French Polynesian archipelago, these pearls are sought after for their distinctive coloration ranging from light gray to deepest black, silver, with fantastic peacock green highlights, bronze, eggplant, and others. They are rather large pearls with diameters generally between 9 and 18 mm.
Akoya pearls or Japanese pearls: cultivated mainly in Japan, China and Vietnam, they are the most common saltwater pearls. Akoya pearls are renowned for their luminosity, and are considered the most classic pearls. They are generally white or ivory/cream, with pink, silver highlights. They range in size from 2 to 10 mm.
In addition to origin and color, shape is a distinctive element of the Pearl. There are in fact, in addition to the classic perfectly spherical pearls (very rare and valuable), oval, teardrop, or more irregularly shaped pearls called Baroque.
HOW TO STORE PEARLS
Pearls are "living gems," composed of material of organic origin, with a high degree of porosity. They are not fragile, but in order to keep them beautiful and bright over time, it is necessary to follow some small precautions. First of all, it can be helpful to store pearls in their own case, separate from other harder jewelry that might scratch them.
For pearls to be kept at a proper state of hydration at all times, it is best to wear them, because the moisture in our skin contributes to rehydration. However, it is recommended to wipe them with a soft cloth before storing them, so as to remove any traces of sweat, acidic foods or cosmetics that could damage them. It is advisable to store them in places that are not too hot or dry and not to expose them to direct light sources.
A final word of caution for pearl strands, which, if worn frequently, should be had replaced and re-strung once a year by your jeweler to prevent breakage.