A symbol of romance, purity and wealth, Pearls are much sought after for their luminous glow and beauty that can enhance a wearer's look instantly. With their adoring soft sheen and classic beauty, Pearls are enduringly fashionable, looking elegant in strands, sets and solo settings. When worn as jewellery, they make for excellent necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets.
Among the most popular Pearls are South Sea Pearls and Freshwater Pearls.
Among the rarest and costliest cultured pearls, Pearls, also called White South Sea pearls are saltwater pearls cultivated using the Pinctada maxima oyster (also called the silver lip or gold lip oyster). As they evolve, they develop an exceptionally thick coating of nacre from 2 to 6 millimeters and subsequently they begin to possess a beautiful soft iridescence (that are found only in pearls) with exceptionally thick nacre.
Due to their rarity, attractive size, and silky luster, South pearls command premium prices, and are deeply sought after by jewelry aficionados. They come in varied colors ranging from White to Silver, Pink, and Gold and are found in the South Seas (an area centered around Northern Australia and South-East Asia including Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand and Japan.
Also called as Freshwater Cultured Pearls, Freshwater pearls spawn from the mussel family of mollusks and are generally cultivated in lakes, rivers and ponds. Produced generally in a process wherein a single mussel can yield multiple pearls, Freshwater Pearls compared to the much treasured Akoya Pearl possess lesser lustre and are generally smaller, less symmetrical, and less well matched on a strand
The tones of the freshwater cultured pearls are dictated by the mother shell. And they come in colors ranging from White to Pink, Peach, Lavender, Plum, Purple and Tangerine of which white is the most common, followed by pink while the remaining colors depend on the type of mussels. Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, Pearls come with varied looks from a piece of rice, to a round, cultured pearl somewhat similar to an Akoya pearl.
The United States, Japan, and China are the leading producers of these pearls.
Mangatrai offers a fascinating range of South Pearls and Freshwater Pearls in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes to find the perfect fit for your wear. If you're looking to buy Fresh Pearls, either walk into Mangatrai's showroom or just sit back in your home and browse www.mangatrai.com for a great shopping experience.