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What You Need to know about Cultured Pearls

Posted by Francesco Fellini on

Cultured Pearls Cultured pearls are grown in pearl farms. The mollusks are raised until they are old enough to accept the mother-of-pearl bead nucleus. Through a delicate surgical procedure, the technician implants the bead and then the mollusks are returned to the water and cared for while the pearl forms. Not all produce a pearl; and not all the pearls are high quality. Over 10,000 pearls may be sorted before a 16 single strand of beautifully matched pearls is assembled. Pearls can be found in saltwater and in freshwater. There are also different types of mollusks that produce very different looking pearls....

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