Posts Tagged ‘Freshwater pearls’

Wish Pearls and Pearl Jewelry for every woman

Friday, May 18th, 2012

The pearl in the oyster, otherwise known as a wish pearl, would be the perfect present for any woman or girl in your life. These gift set are perfect for any occasion where a gift is required because they are affordable and the unexpected surprise of finding a pear in an oyster is both exciting, and memorable. The exhilaration will continue, as she discovers what color of pearl she has uncovered from the soft fabric inside the oyster.

Wish pearls contain a pearl from one of the four different colors, which are color-coded on the bottom of the packaging. The first color option is a silver or white color called Ke’oke’o, which in Hawaiian means fortune. Success, represented by a pink pearl had the name Akala. Poni symbolizes good luck and is represented by a blue/ black pearl. And finally, passion can truly be ignited by this lavender pearl, Piki.

When a pearl is formed, an irritant is placed inside the oyster, causing the oyster to try and reject the object as soon as it can. Because irritants are usually so deep inside the oyster, the oyster cannot discard it, and begins to form a nacre over the irritant. After several years have passed, the irritant is formed into a beautiful, shapely pearl. This process, though long, produces the beautiful freshwater pearls inside this oyster and gives a wonder gift.

It is easy to see why these gift sets are such wonderful presents and we know that anyone who receives them will love them. To find the best gift for anyone you know, shop online at alohapearl.com. We know you will love our products.

Fresh Water Pearl Bracelet – The Most delightful Ornaments

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Freshwater pearls are the most beautiful pearls that any woman can own. Freshwater pearls come in classic colors such as white, pink, peach, and lavender. When people think o f these pearls, images of famous movie stars and celebrities automatically come to mind. These pearls are the classic image of what pearls are. Freshwater pearls are different than other pearls in the way they are nucleated. Instead of using a round of glass bead, Freshwater pearls are nucleated with a piece of meat from the oyster , which produces a pearl that is mostly made up of nacre.

Freshwater pearls are the most well-known and most common type of pearl because they are such a large resource. Unlike Tahitian and South Sea pearls that can only be produced one at a time, the oysters that grow Freshwater pearls can produce around 15 pearls per oyster. Freshwater pearls come in many different shapes and sizes. Though round pearls are what people usually think of when they hear the word “pearls,” the unusual shapes that these pearls are produced in currently have become very popular. Some of the most sought after shapes are coin and Baroque shapes.

Coin Pearls are small disk shaped pearls that are round and flat. These pearls make unique bracelets and can be paired with beads made from different precious metals and gemstones. Women are often surprised when they see this type of pearl but love them immediately. Baroque styles pearls are not round, and often have little blisters on them, as well as lines that run around the diameter of the pearl, making these pearls stand out from every other pearl. At Aloha Pearls, we carry the largest variety of freshwater jewelry. Woman love the different options that we have to offer and find our prices very affordable.

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Different Variety of Freshwater Pearl Earrings

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

White circular pearl earrings are usually quite common and lovely, but we have a different variety of freshwater pearl earrings. They consists of baroque, coin, stick, cross-shaped, keshi, and flake-pear earrings. All of these pearls are freshwater and with a little imagination these odd shaped pearls can be outstanding.

Clusters of small odd-shaped pearls made into earrings that dangle from the ear can be very artistic and beautiful. Tiny elongated rice pearls strung in a small cluster for each ear is a captivating design. Multicolored seed pearls mixed with crystals also make a fancy pair of earrings. An extravagant pair of earrings of a different variety is the keshi pearl earrings that hang from a fine golden chain with tiny black diamonds trailing down to the oddly shaped keshi pearl. When in motion these breathtaking earrings sparkle like the moon.

Heart shapes, diamond shapes, crosses, triangles, buttons, bars, navettes and teardrops are some of the fancy-shapes of our freshwater earrings. A pearl technician inserts beads with these shapes into the mussel’s mantle tissue to create these wonderful shapes of freshwater pearls. These are definitely different from your conventional pearl earrings.

Black Freshwater Pearls

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

If there’s a gem that has a permanent place in a world of timeless glamour, it will be the pearl.  Pearls are the irregularly shaped to round beads that form from the secretions of mollusks.  This happens as a reaction of the mollusk when a foreign particle enters it.  The foreign particle is coated by the secretion over and over.  Once it hardens, a pearl is formed.  Pearls are shiny formations that come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on the kind of mollusk that formed it.

Generally, there are two kinds of pearls based on the way they are formed.  It can be a freshwater pearl or it can be the saltwater pearl.  Freshwater pearls are those formed by mollusks (specifically mussels) that thrive in freshwater.  On the other hand, saltwater pearls are formed by oysters found in saltwater.

Freshwater pearls, as mentioned earlier, are produced by freshwater mussels.  Specifically put, the mussels that produce the freshwater pearls belong to the family Uniondae.  These kinds of mussels are found in bodies of freshwater such as ponds, lakes and rivers.  Freshwater pearls are mostly made in China as culturing it is a common practice. 

Today, the culturing of freshwater pearls made the availability of pearls in the market higher. However, the situation is not the same with black freshwater pearls.  Black pearls are harder to culture due to the sensitivity of the mollusk that creates it.  Though the culturing of black pearls is not impossible, it is still difficult.