Pearls are simple, organic and lustrous. Strands of strung together pearls have been one of the most desired gems of world for all time.
Pearls are created by mollusks. They are both natural occurring and cultured in a farm setting. They come in a variety of colors naturally, depending on the mollusk making it or it can be dyed.
Pearls are first written about by a historian in China.
Pierre Cartier successfully offered natural pearl strands for a 5th Avenue mansion in New York City in 1917.
Kokichi Mikimoto successfully cultures a pearl in Japan.
The pearl's luster gives the pearl its richness of color and reflective surface.
The most value is placed on the pearls with the least amount of blemishes.
The highest value is for round pearls, but symmetrical drops are also valuable.
The type of mollusk that made the pearl is the factor in how large the pearl will be.