Pearl jewelry has long symbolized class and sophistication. Only the wealthiest people had the finances to purchase a string of matching natural pearls that were priced for their low production. Once cultured pearls became available, owning pearls became an option available to more women. Today, imitation, man-made or simulated pearls are available for use in jewelry to provide wearers with a cheap alternative to the other options they have in jewelry.
There are a number of ways that manmade pearls are made. One of these is from fish scales. In water, these scales have a pearly appearance from a substance that floats to the surface of the water. When the substance is mixed with varnish, it can be used to coat glass beads on the inside and then they are filled with wax to make simulated pearls.
A more popular way of making simulated pearls for pearl jewelry is by coating the outside of plastic or glass beads with pearl or d’orient powder. Plastic beads are first tumbled in wet powdered pumice to smooth the surface before being dipped into a solution of pearl film. The more times the fake pearl is dipped in the solutions, the more valuable it will be. After receiving a final polish, the pearls are ready to be used in jewelry.
Real or Genuine VS Fake or Simulated
For people who are interested in buying real or genuine pearls, being careful about the labeling and who the purchase is made from is important to prevent paying more than the pearls are worth or getting something that is not really genuine. When purchasing cheap fashion jewelry, there is no need to worry about guidelines or real value. Although a jeweler can tell the difference between real and fake pearls, the better quality or simulated pearls look real to most people. Those that are used in costume jewelry not only do not have to look real, but may be expected to look like the simulated jewels that they are. Even the lowest quality synthetic pearls have the beauty needed to create attractive and stylish pieces of jewelry.
Rings account for some of the most popular types of pearl jewelry available today. From the simplest solitaire to highly intricate designs combined with other semi-precious or synthetic stones, pearl rings are available as valuable fashion statements that are extremely affordable. Pearls may be used as the main feature or as accents to compliment other stones. Pearls can be used to create simple or embellished jewelry that complements an outfit or which is versatile enough for everyday wear.
Fake Colored Pearls
The way that simulated pearls are made allows for them to be produced in a wide range of colors and sizes. This offers jewelry designers even more versatility for designing a wide variety of pearl jewelry. Soft pink, bold black and many shades in-between make pearls the ideal tool for creating jewelry to coordinate with the latest trends. Like all fashion jewelry that made with manmade pearls is affordable enough to put aside once it is no longer fashionable.