form inside mollusks and vary in shape and color based
on the animal that creates them.
pricing depends on the smoothness of a pearl’s surface,
the desirability of its color and the luster it possesses.
using perfume and hairspray while wearing pearl jewelry
because those chemicals can dull pearls’ luster.
gemstones, which form deep in the earth, pearls
are created by living organisms. Oysters are the well-known
sources for pearls, but many mollusks can produce them.
The color and shape of a pearl is influenced by the animal
that created it. Naturally-formed pearls are rare but
the art of culturing—using a bit of science to encourage
the natural process—makes pearls readily available
to the consumer market. Pearl prices are based on the
overall appearance of the pearl: color, luster and the
smoothness of the pearl’s surface. Both freshwater
and marine pearls make timeless jewelry gifts, and JFG
has a wide selection of beautiful loose pearls and strands
to choose from.