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May 15, 2007

Cultured & natural pearls

Customer Question: What are cultured pearls? Are they fake?

Cultured pearls are not imitation or fake pearls. In fact, they are natural pearls with help from man. The forming principle, process and output between natural and cultured pearls are almost the same: an oyster secretes a smooth and hard crystalline substance when its inner body is irritated by sand or other solid substances. The intruded substance then is surrounded by the secreted crystalline substance called nacre, and after a long period of time, the nuclear will become a beautiful pearl. While the difference is: for natural pearls, the nuclear gets in the oyster by itself, while for cultured pearls, the nuclear is inserted by men. In this case, natural pearls and cultured pearls are almost the same and in some circumstances, cultured pearls are better in shape and luster because they form in selected oysters.

For Topearl.com, all pearls are cultured pearls - cultured freshwater pearls,akoya pearls or South sea pearls. Welcome to visit our pearl jewelry store for pearl jewelry, pearl necklace.

April 11, 2007

How to care pearls

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Different from other gems, pearls are organic and need special care. Keep pearls away from other gems and store them in a separated jewelry pouch.

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November 22, 2006

Pinctada maxima craft with pearl

Pinctada maxima(Jameson) craft, the oyster is not alive,it's preserved by the special liquid. The oyster is with one big,real white South sea pearl inside.
The oyster shell size is about 39x19cm, the size like the oyster shell is very few.



The perfect ornament & artcraft for your office,store and showroom, specailly for jewelry stores and showrooms.

The unit price is about USD560.00. The lead time is appro. one month.

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September 20, 2006

Sorting akoya loose pearls

Processing technique of Chinese akoya pearls - One: Sorting loose pearls

sorting akoya pearls


All loose pearls must be firstly sorted according to their sizes, shapes, and other qualities by trained workers.

As natural colors of akoya pearls, white, grey,black, yellow colors are available.

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August 29, 2006

Processing technique of akoya pearls - pearl materials

When we take the pearls from akoya pearl oyster(shell), these pearls have several natural colors.
akoya pearl materials

These colors have white,grey,yellow and black colors.

Next processing is Sorting.

July 16, 2006

Akoya pearl oysters - Pinctada martensii shell

The glossary of pearl shell:
马氏 母贝(Pinctada martensii Dunker)
白蝶 母贝(Pinctada maxima (Jameson);
黑蝶贝(Pinctada margarilifera)(也称黑唇贝);
三角帆蚌(Hyriopsis cumingii (Lea));
褶纹 蚌(Cristaria plicata (Leach);
背瘤丽蚌(Lamprotula laleci (Heude);

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