Speaking of pearl, there are two primary types, often compared to one another: natural pearls vs cultured pearls. The fact is, both types are real gemstones, but it’s the way they are formed that makes them different.
A natural pearl is formed occasionally when a foreign substance, such as a grain of sea sand, may find its way into the oyster and get stuck between the mantle and the shell. This irritates the mantle, kind of like you might get irritated skin if you get a splinter of wood in your finger.
However, a cultured pearl is born through the very same process, the difference is the irritant is inserted by technician accidentally at a pearl farm.
So why are natural pearls extremely rare? First of all, there must be an irritant enters the oyster, as we mentioned above, natural pearls are formed occasionally, which means it won’t produce a pearl if this “action” doesn’t happen. Moreover, with so many sea-borne predators, ocean-pollution, oyster divers and other factors that cause premature deaths for the oysters. Also diving for pearls is very difficult and dangerous for divers.
Pearls were seen on numerous magazine covers, featured in many blogs, worn by bloggers and celebrity artists. They have also been the staple accessory to the everyday woman whether she is the working woman or the stay at home fashionable mom.
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