August 13, 2021

Pure Pearls Weekly News Updates: Is it FAKE?! Becoming a Pearl Detective 🕵️


Pure Pearls Weekly News Updates for Pearl Science Fashion and Customer FAQs


"One pearl is better than a whole necklace of potatoes." – Etienne Decroux

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Pure Inspiration: Tahitian Keshi Pearl and Diamond Bracelet, 18K White Gold, Jewelry by Tara Pearls via BorsheimsTahitian Keshi Pearl and Diamond Bracelet, 18K White Gold

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Jewelry by Tara Pearls via Borsheims


PurePearls.com News Updates for Pearl Science and Commonly Asked Questions




How to Spot Fake Pearls


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:

  • Are they all perfectly round?
  • Are there shape variations?
  • Do you see any inclusions or blemishes on the surfaces?
  • Can you see any lighter or darker areas visible just underneath the surface? These spots are organic build-up of conchiolin (a building block of nacre).
  • Do the pearls feel dense and heavy for their size? Or light and hollow?
  • Can you spot any variations in body color or overtone, or are the pearls all exactly the same?
  • Does the Luster on the surface have any visual complexity - i.e. depth, glow, and varying rates of light return, or do the pearls have a "plastick-y" shine?
  • Do you see any Orient (the rainbow soap-bubble effect) subtly shimmering on the surfaces of the pearls?

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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Pearl Product Spotlight: Tahitian Drop-Shaped Pearl and Diamond Aerie Earrings

Like a diamond in the sky ... Our new Aerie Collection Diamond Earrings gets an exotic, colorful twist paired with our romantic drop-shaped, AAA quality black Tahitian saltwater pearls. The sparkling diamonds add just the right touch of sparkle, and each pair of Tahitian pearls is hand-selected and matched to perfection!

Choose your preferred size, from dainty 9.0-10.0mm up to larger 12.0-13.0mm. Mounted on your choice of 14K White or Yellow Gold, our AAA Quality Black Tahitian pearls feature sharp, highly reflective luster and smooth, unblemished surfaces, shimmering with colorful overtones like Peacock, Green, Aquamarine and Silver.

Earrings features two 0.01ct diamonds each, round-brilliant cut, VS1-GH Quality diamond accents on either side for an approximate weight of .02cttw approximately.

Each baroque/drop-shaped Tahitian pearl is as unique as its owner, so expect to see variations in color, shape, size and luster from the pearls pictured. Each pair of pearls arrives in our Signature Little Black Gift Box with a GIA Graduate Prepared Appraisal and Care Instructions.


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