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Things to Take Note When Purchasing Pearl Jewelry


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Of all the types of the jewelry, the pearl studded ones are among the classiest. However, they are also the type of jewelry that can easily be imitated. They can be mistaken with white beads with glossy finish. Identifying which one is legit is somewhat easy to do. First you need to know the common pearl imitations to fully distinguish them from the real ones.

The most common among them are the plastic beads. They are usually very light and coated with pearl essence and being hand polished every after each coat.

Another imitation type are the glass beads, they are a bit heavier compared to the plastic ones but the process of making it look like real pearls is just the same.

Both can be found being displayed along the side walk as choker necklaces, pearl rings and bracelets. If you are only up to styling up, then these imitation pearls will just do. However, if you are planning to collect the legit ones, then you should be very keen in the choosing process.

There are several simple tests to test real pearls and the most common one is the tooth test. Lightly rub the pearl along the biting edge of your upper front teeth and if they feel gritty or sandy, they are real pearls. If they feel smooth, they are probably the faux ones.

Another simple test would be the friction test. Just rub the two pearls against each other and same thing with the tooth test, if they feel gritty or sandy, then they are real and if they are smooth then it is otherwise.

The last but not the least among the test would be the surface magnification. This time you will be using a magnifying glass and usually the real pearls looks scaly and maze-like


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haze August 12, 2012 - 11:14 pm

pearls are elegant and so are white golds and diamonds. Yes, you are right pearls are easily copied. So, we must aware when buying.

migisi August 13, 2012 - 2:00 pm

i am very mad of rings that too pearl i love them..
your tips are really good and surely we should be aware of these..

byotipol August 13, 2012 - 9:30 pm

thanks, very helpful article jud miss rubz… naa daw koy gagmitoy pearls napalit sa nomorerack, black pearls daw nya lain lain ug color, ang usa murag taya ang usa murag nawng sa tahong atotch…

Sherry August 15, 2012 - 1:28 am

I first time purchased pearls online sad see it’s all scratched up.. Not sure if it is real pearl

sigrid @ beautylicious August 21, 2012 - 7:02 pm

for one, i buy only in reputable stores. but if i go to let’s say, davao, i test out pearls but rubbing one on my teeth. haha anyway, i just buy freshwater pearls because i cannot afford south sea pearls!

Mela August 23, 2012 - 9:01 am

i love wearing authentic pearl jewelries. i used to own a pair of pearl earrings and when i wear it, i notice that my face seems glowing- they say real pearls gives light on your face. too bad i lost one pair.

prescription glasses and cheap glasses from Vision Eyewear August 23, 2012 - 4:28 pm

My mother’s friend gave her a pearl jewelry. I don’t know if that was true. Thanks for the info.

analou August 27, 2012 - 2:25 pm

I love pearls too. I have few synthetic pearl earrings and someday I would like to buy even synthetic pearl ring as well. Thanks for sharing this mommy rub.

Donna Jane Marcuap August 30, 2012 - 9:12 pm

Wow, great technique for determining whether pearl is real or not πŸ™‚ I will use that tip. Thanks!

Sherry August 31, 2012 - 10:12 am

Yeah I find it useful too.

Marvic August 30, 2012 - 9:17 pm

thanks for the concern.. I’ve learn a lot from you.. because i don’t know if the pearl is real or not.. πŸ˜€ now i know.. πŸ˜€

Donna Jane Marcuap September 1, 2012 - 5:01 am

Me too πŸ™‚ Well just by simply biting it when it feels feel gritty or sandy then it’s real πŸ™‚ amazing.

Massage Therapy September 6, 2012 - 7:35 pm

Amazing post, I remember all these tips to bye my next pearl jewelry….

LOURDES September 14, 2012 - 11:40 pm

I love pearl. They look so elegant. But I don’t get to wear them often because they’re kinda really formal looking.


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