Don't you feel that it is a special pearl when it is written as ○○ pearl?
There are various notations, but if you know the contents of the display, you will not get lost in choosing pearls.
×Genuine pearls → This term does not mean “genuine pearls grown in the sea” rather than “pearl-like toys such as plastic coated with pearl luster”, so it is not a very meaningful notation.
All pearls are real pearls, so basically, in high-end shops and first-class shops, the term "real pearl" is not used. There is none.
It is a notation that tends to be used in TV shopping and cheap mail order to make it look good.
The pearl industry has self-regulatory rules to eliminate confusion, but it's a term that's not even used in the manual.
×Natural pearls → “Natural” sounds good, but it refers to pearls that grow naturally with protein wrapped around pebbles in shells in the sea.
Although rare in freshwater, it is rare to get a clean one because it is a product of chance.
Pearls for decoration are all cultured, at best they are sold as local souvenirs.
×Hanadama pearls → Originally among the cultured pearls, there are about 1 out of thousands of cultured pearls that are already beautiful the moment they are taken out of the shell.
Among the producers, the pearls were called "hanadama", but it is almost impossible to select only the rare "hanadama" and connect them to make a necklace.
Therefore, in other words, the pearls that are currently called "Hanadama" are nothing more than those that have been made beautiful by the processing technology, and there is no standard for what kind of pearls are called "Hanadama".
Even if you don't dare to say "hanadama", you can say that there are many beautiful pearls and they are just used by traders to make it easier to sell.
Of course, there must be products with really high materials and processing technology, but they are not called “hanadama” and the price is very high.
This word does not exist even in the pearl standards of industry standards, so you need to be careful about things that say "hanadama" even though the price is cheap.
× Black pearl → Originally black pearls exist only in Tahiti, but they are called “black pearls” or “Tahiti pearls”.
In other words, black pearls are commonly referred to as "black pearls," and the term does not exist in the pearl standards of the industry.
Compared to white pearls, it is easier to cover up with dyes, and all imperfections can be hidden, so it is impossible to tell which shellfish it came from and how it was processed.
Good pearls are not processed to be black, so most of them are inferior products.
It would be nice if you knew it wasn't very good and bought it, but unfortunately, the color will come off after a few years just by putting it on.
There is a tendency to sell black pearls because they are said to be good for condolence gatherings, but there is no such rule.
× Aurora pearls → White pearls are said to have a strong luster among the processing of white pearls, and the seven colors of light look like an aurora.
Originally, high-quality pearls shine in seven colors, but we do not dare to call them "aurora".
Of course, some of them may be really good, but even if they are listed in a certificate issued by a private institution, they are not the standard for selecting pearls that are accepted all over the world, they are just common names. , does not prove quality.
It is important not to be influenced by such special names, but to compare them until you are satisfied with them.
△Untoned (Natural Color) Pearls → Pearls that have just been taken out of the shell are slightly yellowish, so all pearls are bleached first.
On top of that, it is common to color the surface to match the color, but we dare to call the pearls in the stage before toning (bleached only) "Natural color". I have read that.
Originally, in the pearl industry, toning (dyeing) is said to be a "traditional enhancement". However, there are some that are of poor quality.
In other words, "non-toned" is not a type of pearl, but merely a representation of the processing method. It's a matter of taste whether to choose toned or non-toned. Whether toned or non-toned, the price will change depending on the rank of the material.
The world of pearls is full of confusing labels.
Even if there are various names, it does not guarantee quality, so when purchasing, you should not be misled by glittering names or names that are easy to associate with images.
Actually, if it is a proper shop, the names such as "genuine pearl", "black pearl", and "natural pearl" listed here are not used, so it is better not to buy things with such names in the first place. You can say that.
There are many dealers who sell without any knowledge, so when I ask questions such as "Isn't natural color better?" We recommend that you consult at a shop where you can
Honest traders study hard so as not to sell strange things.
The first step may be to choose a reliable shop that sells "things that customers can use with peace of mind and can be used for a long time" instead of "selling them with a name that makes them look expensive".