A pearl with its sheen and luster are valued as a precious stone. Pearls can be set on gold, silver or platinum to form stunning ornaments.
You can decide the value of a pearl by the factors like size, orient, sheen, smoothness of the surface and shape. The most valued pearls are rounded ones or at least nearly round, being naturally formed we can't expect it to be 100% symmetric. A lovely earring or a pendant can be formed with a pear shaped pearls (or teardrop pearls).
A real natural pearl is much more expensive than cultured pearls. While buying a pearl you must ensure that you are not buying an imitation pearl as, even though cheaper, they will not have the same weight, smoothness or luster of the real pearls. You might find it interesting to know that Pearls are weighed in a weight measure called Momme, where 1 momme = 3.75 grams or 3750 milligrams.
Pearls come in different colors and can be worn with a variety of outfits. The most popular ones are white and recently black. Other colors in which pearls are found are: pink, blue, champagne, green and even purple. But to get a set of these rare colors to form a jewelry set will be difficult.
A pearl reminds me of the great ocean where it was born. I feel that a pearl not only is beautiful on the outside but also a depiction of how a small pain can become an everlasting wonder.
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