Pearls are unique as they are the only gems from living sea creatures and require no faceting or polishing to reveal their natural beauty. For centuries, pearls have been a treasured gift often given at weddings, birthdays, and other special occasions.
Pearls measure only a 3 on the Mohs scale and because of their delicate nature should be the last piece of jewelry you put on when getting dressed and the first piece of jewelry you take off when undressing.
There are two main categories of pearls: Natural and Cultured. Natural means they were created in nature by chance with no help from outside soures. Cultured means that they have been helped to form by inserting a tissue graft from a donor oyster. Cultured pearls are still real pearls but are not natural and can be formed in saltwater or freshwater.
We restring pearls here in store at Jewelers Bench so bring in your heirloom strand today!