The pearls are formed in the shells of the oysters.The one with the rosy sheen is the best and expensive and they exclusively come from Persian gulf. Tamil Nadu, Andhra and Titucorin are famous for pearls .A pearl with a crack, thin line, mole, lusterless, spots with earth or wood like material is not good. Amongst Hindus it is a custom for brides to wear a nose ring of pearl at the time of marriage ceremony to ensure conjugal life and protection from widowhood. Anybody who wears unblemished pearl gets blessed by goddess laxmi ,his sins are washed out, he become intelligent , gets name , fame and fortune, A pearl with yellow lustre brings wealth, red one makes one intelligent ,white pearl gives high fame, pearl with blue hue is the giver of good fortune .A pearl without lustre and a hole causes leprosy to the wearer. A spot like a eye of a fish causes loss of children. A lustreless pearl shortens life. A pearl like a coral raises poverty. A flat pearls brings bad name to the wearer, long one makes one an idiots a broken one causes loss of livelihood.
It has hardness of 2.5-4.5 Mohs. It s is formed within a mollusk, such as an oyster, that deposits a substance called nacre around an irritant that entered the organism. Its specific gravity is 2.71. Pearl bearing mollusks are found in both salt and fresh water. Salt water pearls of gem quality are usually preferred for jewellery ; they are produced almost entirely by the mollusk Pinctada. Various clams and mussels produce fresh water pearls.
Natural pearls come in various shapes-round, pear, drop, egg, and others. They also come in various colors, such as white, cream, light rose, cream rose, black, gray, bronze, blue, dark blue, blue green, red, purple, yellow, and violet. The quality of pearls is judged by the orient, which is the soft iridescence caused by the refraction of light by the layers of nacre, and lustre, the reflectivity and shine of the surface .Fine pearl do not have any flaws or spots in the nacre;it has an even smooth texture.Other factors, which affect value, are the regularity of the shape ,size, and color—rose tints are the most favoured.
As pearls are so very rare and so very difficult to recover from the oceans depths, man invented the technique of culturing salt and fresh water pearls from oysters carefully seeded with irritants similar to those produced by nature. This painstaking efforts of culturing is one of the most dramatic examples of mans quest to coax beauty from nature. One of the earliest known methods to enhance a pearls color and luster required that a chicken swallow the pearl. The belief at that time (400 AD) was that the chickens digestive system would soften the pearls blemishes and even the color. Today’s cultured ;fresh and saltwater Pearls are often bleached to achieve a uniform color. They may also be polished in tumblers to make them round and lustrous. Naturally colored pearls are in short supply. Some pearls are dyed and/or irradiated to achieve the rich blacks ,grayish blues, pinks and golden hues that are now so much in demand.
The stones are available in wide range & various sizes in form of Ring/Pendant. All stones are 100% lab certified and delivered with lab certificates:
Size Available: 5.25 Ratti (4.85 Carat) (Other sizes are also available on demand)