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Necklaces of cultured pearls are very hard to sell, especially those that are of graduated sizes. But natural pearls are in demand and rare.

 

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#7 real vs cultured pearlsJuls Twombley 2014-01-24 17:47
Put pearl(s) on a white sheet of paper & a bright light under so it shines up through the paper & the pearls, if they are "real", not a farmed pearl, the nucleolus has a odd shape not uniform round shape. A cultured pearl is grown on a pearl farm, pearls then place "seeds" which the same size, and when they grow then they are all uniform & the nucleolus is round inside, no oddly shaped nucleolus Even tho both pearls are round: 1 is cultured & 1 is natural & both 8 mm the inside nucleolus in the cultured one is usually perfect, & the natural/real one is usually not. Real pearls also may have small minuet pocks, the host clam/oyster being knocked around in natural environment, AAA grade can only see these under a jewelers loop
#6 real or cultured?artis 2013-01-05 21:31
I read a book on pearls and the only way to be sure is to x-ray them, or, cut into one of them. Of course, if they are on a necklace you couldn't do that so x-ray is the only sure way of verifying that they are real.
#5 cultured or real pearls?redcarol 2013-01-03 20:03
I too would like to know does anyone have the answer
Thank
Ca rol
#4 Difference between the two types of pearlsruby2 2013-01-03 15:21
I'm guessing, but think that cultured pearls would be more uniform in shape than natural pearls. Would the color(s)
and texture also help with telling them apart ? Both my Grandmothers and Mother left me several necklaces and I have one of my own that I purchased in HI when living there. Naturally, I can't remember what type of pearls they are. I just remember that Jade bracelets & long strings of pearls were popular at that time- early 80's. Thank you.
#3 Real, cultured, care?Lynne Walker 2013-01-03 14:19
Me, too! And more about the care, please! Honestly, for personal wear, I'm not as concerned as to whether the pearl came from a wild oyster or a domesticated one, but as to whether the pearl has ever been near an oyster at all!
#2 Real vs culturedbacobb19 2013-01-02 20:57
I would also like to know how to tell if pearls are natural or cultured
#1 Real vs cultured Pearls telling differencesparker 2013-01-02 16:24
Is there some easy way to tell the difference in real vs. cultured pearls?

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