January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
November 2014

Our Blog

Pearl: The Birthstone for June

by
Pearl, the birthstone for June, is one of the most famous gems, arguably only second place to the diamond. Our collective consciousness is filled with paintings of European royalty donning pearl necklaces and pearl earrings and pictures of Hollywood's elite wearing pearl rings. Pearls are classified in two ways: natural or cultured.

Natural pearls are discovered using pearl hunting. Pearls form inside mollusks within the sea after an irritant finds its way into the mollusk. Pearl hunters would identify mollusk beds and removed in large clusters from the ocean bottom. This method proved to be inefficient because out of hundreds of mollusks only very few contained pearls. Because for hundreds of years this was the only way to procure pearls, pearl jewelry was quite expensive. This changed, and the price of pearls came down, once cultured pearls were introduced into the market.

Cultured pearls form in pearl farms. Humans introduce an irritant into each mollusk and then collect the pearls when they have formed. This method costs less than pearl hunting and its pearl yields are more predictable.






AT: 06/01/2015 07:15:20 AM   LINK TO THIS ENTRY
0 Comments:

Post a Comment
Name:

Check here for Anonymous
Email

Website:

 
Please contact me at the phone number and address below
Phone Number

Address:

 
Comment:

 
User Verification
3 2 3 1 6 9 5 5
Please enter the number you see in the box.
[ What's This? ]
Copyright © 2009 - 2018 Bonaci Fine Jewelers. | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
PHONE: (253) 852-2222  |  Kent, WA 98030