Fantastic question!! Becoming a true "Pearl Detective" takes time and experience to really be able to suss out the fakes versus the real deal.
We have a couple of pointers that ANYBODY can use that will help you determine which pearls are real cultured pearls and which ones are just masquerading.
If you have a pearl necklace (or earrings, bracelets, pendant, etc.) in front of you, your very first and most formidable tool is simple observation. Place the jewelry on a plain white sheet of paper and begin examining the pearls inch-by-inch.
Questions to ask yourself while you're examining the pearls up-close and personal are:
Wait!! What about the Tooth Test, you ask?
Well click the link below and you can read about all the rest of our tips and tricks, including the Tooth Test.
We also include plenty real-life pictures of all the different types of man-made and synthetic pearls so you'll get a great idea of what to look for!
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