Fashion can never be underrated. Once a fashion becomes outdated, it does not mean it can never outgrow again. A fashion is repeated in different generations. Fashion is the style a person carries, and a trend that is followed by everyone.
Pearls are in fashion, they were in fashion, and they will be till the world ends. The beautiful oval, circle, water drop or a non-determined shaped pearl can always be used as a beautiful set of jewelry whether used alone or in the formation of strands. To understand the fashion of a pearl you need to understand its formation.
2 different types of a pearl according to cultivation –
- Natural pearl
A natural pearl is that type of pearl which is formed naturally under the beautiful layers of a sea or an ocean. Oysters clam or mussels are the natural cultivators of a pearl present underneath the ocean.
When any type of dust or lump of a grain of sand or any Parasite falls on the open mouth of an oyster, clam or mussels, then they are trapped under the fluid. Within thousands of years of trapping different layer, the coating is formed over it which is called nacre leading to the natural formation of a beautiful pearl.
- Cultured pearl
Inspired by the natural formation of a pearl, humans started to culture the pearl manually. It takes hundreds of years for a single pearl formation during the natural process. To overcome this, humans have started the cultivation of pearl manually.
It is the same as that of natural cultivation. The pearl formation takes place in the surgically implanted piece of shell which is called the mother of pearl. 3 years of cultivation leads to the formation of a high-quality cultured pearl.
The features of a pearl depend upon the surroundings and circumstances. According to the surrounding, further, there are two types of pearl, freshwater pearl, and seawater pearl.
- The freshwater pearl is cultured in the oyster which is present in the freshwater source. These are mostly irregular in shape.
- The seawater pearl is cultured in the oyster present in the seawater source. The seawater pearl is generally circled with a more lustrous surface.