Perfect shining spheres. Lustrous baroque forms. Seductive strands, warm to the touch. Pearls are simply and purely organic.
Why we love this gemstone
Luster results from reflection of light rays off the pearl’s surface, and from concentric inner layers of nacre, like light bouncing off a convex mirror.
Imitation pearls are smooth when rubbed against your teeth, while natural or cultured pearls have a slightly rough texture.
Natural pearls can be separated from cultured pearls by taking X-rays to reveal their inner structures.