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Cultured Pearls - History and use of Cultured Pearls

Updated on February 9, 2015

Introduction to Pearls

Pearls have a radiant beauty in them which is the main reason why pearls remain to be considered to be precious and highly prized even today. Over the centuries, Pearls have been associated with royalty and was a status symbol for many .It was used by most of the celebrities and royalty around the world and this association has driven its popularity and high demand even today.

Today in this modern world there are two types of pearls they are

  1. Cultured pearl
  2. Natural pearl.

The natural pearl derived from a living organism called as the mollusk while the cultured pearl is man made. Since the production of a natural pearl takes long years and is usually considered as very rare.

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History of Cultured Pearls

Before the production of the cultured pearls original pearls were in high demand and to purchase one of these you had to pay exorbitant prices to the jeweler .But with the start of the 20th century when cultured pearls came to be produced, people started to purchase the cultured variety since it was available in the jewelry market at affordable prices. Due to this reason more and more companies have started to manufacture cultured pearls so as to meet the high demand in the pearl market and all these companies have started making huge profits.

Pearls created by a pearl farmer under controlled conditions is called as a cultured pearl .While natural pearls are pearls formed in nature more or less by chance, cultured pearls are those which are engineered by humans and one can usually determine the size and shape of the pearl by following certain procedures .

Cultured pearls had its origin in Japan in the late 19th and early 20th century .The first patented cultured pearl was developed by Kokichi Mikimoto in 1916 .This laid the foundation for the cultured pearls and it has been produced in several parts of the world today .

Cultured pearls as Fashion Jewelry

Cultured pearls today are considered as one of the world’s most prevalent and demanding fashion accessory .

So if you would like to know more about the types of cultured pearls available in the pearl market better visit your nearby jeweler or visit amazon which sells cultured pearls online .

There are scores of such dealers which sell cultured pearls in online and it is up to the buyer to spend some time for browsing these products to know which are the best among these.

Also there are ome best deals which offer heavy discounts on the cultured pearls and a buyer can really profit from such deals .Hence as a buyer it is highly advisable to make a comparative study about the different types of pearls available over the internet the price ranges offered and also the discounts offered if any before making a purchase .

Before making a purchase it is better to know the types of cultured pearls available and the price range in the pearl market .

These are available over the net in thousands of websites which is just a click away .


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    • LensMan999 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Trans-Neptunian region

      Hi H P and sweetguide,

      Thanks a lot for reading the hub and leaving such supportive comments.

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      6 years ago from River side

      Your're an inspring writer......All the best !!!


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      H P Roychoudhury 

      7 years ago from Guwahati, India

      It is the beauty of culture.


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