Don't you think, "I can't tell if it's real or fake?"
On the other hand, if you feel that you can't wear a toy in a proper scene, you can actually expand your world by owning the real thing.
Whether it's real or fake is determined by "grown in a shell".
There are many “accessories that look like pearls” in the world.
Of course, even if you choose such "pearl-like things", it will be enough as a fashion.
However, "real pearls" have a completely different way of refraction of light, so when you look at them by themselves, you won't be "wow, beautiful".
Typical pearls that are not "real pearls" even if they have the confusing name "pearl" are " cotton pearls" (compressed cotton and coated with paint) and "shell pearls" (thick seashells). Rounded and painted)” and so on.
There are various main materials, but all of them are coated with "paint that looks like a pearly light" on the surface, and the surface is characterized by its smoothness.
There may be paint on the holes of the pearl.
Most of them don't look like light and look sticky, light and cheap when you hold them.
Furthermore, it is not durable as the paint will soon peel off and fade due to sunlight and aging.
It can be said that it is a consumable item that cannot be repaired and used for a long time.
Of course, the metal fittings are also made of alloy ( a mixture of nickel, iron, aluminum, tin, zinc, copper, etc.), which can cause allergies and quickly turn black.
Even if the string or wire that connects the pearls breaks, dealers who deal with genuine products will avoid it because they don't know what kind of material it is and they can't take responsibility.
There are two types of "genuine pearls": those grown in the sea and those grown in lakes. You may have seen the iridescence on the inside of a shell, but the quality of a pearl varies depending on the nacre layer.
In addition, the beauty of the "light emitted from the center of the pearl" plays an important role in the brilliance of the pearl, in addition to the "glossiness of the surface".
Even if the surface of the pearl shines as if it were polished glass, if the light from the core of the pearl is weak, the light spreads in seven colors, giving it a beautiful brilliance unique to pearls. I can not do it.
▼ Pearl growing in the lake
"Lake-grown pearls" can be harvested from fin mussels (China) and ikecho mussels (Lake Kasumigaura and Lake Biwa) .
Of course, beautiful things are priced high, but "freshwater pearls" that grow in lakes have loose protein layers and low nacre density (loose winding), so no matter how carefully they are stored, It wears and fades quickly and is not very durable, so it is not used in expensive jewelry as it is not passed down from generation to generation.
In addition, about 20 freshwater pearls can be collected from one shellfish, so it is difficult to match the color in the first place.
Rather than enjoying the light emitted from the inside, it is a fashion item that allows you to enjoy the surface luster and color of the paint.
▼Pearl growing in the sea
Generally, what is considered to be a "genuine pearl" is a "pearl that grows in the sea."
Pearls grown in the sea include pearls harvested from Akoya oysters (Japan), pearls harvested from white-lipped oysters (Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar), and pearls harvested from black-lipped oysters (Tahiti), all of which are cultivated. increase.
"Real pearls" have dense winding layers, so they have a strong power to push back light, and the light emitted from the center of the pearl creates a stunning beauty.
Among them, Akoya pearls grow in the sea with four seasons, and the layers of windings are enlarged in spring and summer, and the layers of windings are tightened in winter.
The light is folded back and forth between the brick-like layers, giving off a beautiful color and luster. This complex beauty is the reason why it is acclaimed from all over the world.
"Real pearls" grown in the sea are preferred for high-class jewelry, and the craftsmen who handle them are top-level.
Especially in the case of baroque pearls, which have unique shapes, the beauty is determined by the arrangement of the beads.
The necklace, assembled by skilled craftsmen, does not give the impression of falling apart, and has an elegant beauty that is well-balanced.
▼Persistence of real pearls
If you spend your whole life with people who don't know jewelry, you may not need to choose "genuine", but if you have the opportunity to interact with people who know the goodness of genuine jewelry, you can be confident. By keeping one at hand, the world expands.
Of course, even if you wear an imitation, you won't be ridiculed.
However, in both business and adult friendships, if the other person says, "I think fakes are fine, but if I have one, I'd rather have the real thing." You may not want to talk about texture.
It's also attractive that just having the real thing gives you a little push, even in places where you would normally be timid.
Also, unlike clothes, beauty lasts forever, so it can be said that the investment efficiency is overwhelmingly good.
Because of its durability, it can be used casually every day, and not only will it teach you new ways to enjoy life, but there will surely be occasions when you are glad to have it.