My hobby for so many years are pearls.
I'll start with introducing myself a little.My name is Beata, I was born in Slovakia. Very small country in Central Europe. Some people don't know where is Slovakia located. I don't blame nobody for not knowing. Currently I am living in sunny Florida, enjoying the beach, ocean, and winters here. Working full-time in the dental office, blogging for the enjoyment of writing. Sharing my knowledge with you. I am certified pearl specialist with CPAA ( Cultured pearl association of America)
So, why am I in love with pearls?
Pearls are finished gems. Doesn't require any special work to enhance beauty of the gems. They come in different variety of size , shape and color. More bigger the pearls, more expensive. Luster and no blemishes play a big part in the price too. Pearls whith a beautiful luser can be small and expensive. The same with irregular shape pearls, caled Baroque pearls.
There are Freshwater pearls, in many different pastel colors. The size can be from tiny 3 mm to big 15 mm to 17 mm.
Akoya (Japanese) pearls, mostly white. The size is between 5 mm to 8 mm.
Tahitian pearls, caled Black pearls. Which are not black. They come in light silver to dark green, auburn and beautiful blueish iridescent colors. The size is from 4 mm to 12 mm, 13 mm.
South sea pearls, the most expensive of all pearls. South sea pearls are white and golden, which make them so beautiful. They can grow bigger around 17 mm.
Those are only part of the pearls. Pearls are round, flat, caled coin pearls. Stick pearls, Biwa or keshi pearls.
Sea of Cortez are other very beautiful darker pearls.
And of course the fake pearls. Mostly made of glass. How can you tell the difference between fake and real pearls ? Fake, glass pearls are perfectly smooth, without any blemishes. Looking perfectly round.
The real pearls are slightly imperfect, like everything in the nature. When you rub them against each other, they should feel gritty, whith subtle ridges.
My favorite are Tahitian pearls. Especially Baroque. The colors are amazing. Almost as dark rainbow. The Tahitian pearl necklace is a dream of mine. I try next time to include some pictures too.
I am almost done for now. Thank you for reading and be safe.