A cultured pearl gemstone is a technique of producing or developing pearl stone with human intervention. This technique is a sheer distinct way of developing pearl stone in comparison to natural pearl stone.
A natural gemstone has basically come into existence when irritant intrudes inside a mollusk accidentally and over the passage of time, it forms layers of nacre around the mantle of mollusks which gives rise to pearl stone.
Natural pearl stone is extremely rare and it takes a long time in the creation of the natural pearl.
Furthermore, the price of natural pearl stone is extensively high due to its rareness and rich quality.
However, by the reason of the continuous rise in the popularity of pearl stone, it becomes coherent to develop a new way to accomplish the demand of people.
Thus, with the passage of time, new technologies have been introduced to cope up with the rising demand or requirement of pearl stone; the cultured pearl stone technique is developed.
Under this technique, contrary to a natural way of pearl creation, an irritant is implanted inside the mollusk and suitable conditions have been fabricated so that the new pearl grows instantly inside the mollusk.
In comparison to natural pearl, the cultured pearl stone is cheaper, but it appears alike to real pearl with similar characteristics and features. And, people around the world cheer to adopt this fascinating piece of stone as a different form of jewelry.
Methods of Cultured Pearl Stone Creation:
A cultured pearl stone can be created broadly in two ways. Freshwater pearl gemstone and saltwater pearl gemstone
Freshwater Pearl Gemstone:
A freshwater pearl gemstone is mostly grown inside the lake, ponds, and rivers especially in freshwater mussels. The freshwater pearl is not only developed in the hotter climate inasmuch it is also grown in cold temperature.
The freshwater pearl is mostly grown in the China region. Some of the best examples of freshwater pearl are Tahitian pearl, Akoya pearl, white pearl.
Salt Water Cultured Pearl Gemstone:
Saltwater pearl is grown inside the ocean, therefore, it is referred to as saltwater pearl stone. This technique is firstly introduced in Japan and thereafter spread to different parts of the world due to its popularity.
In this method, pearl mollusk is cultivated in a restricted area beneath the sea, which is continuously being observed to keep a check on the creation of pearl inside the mollusk. Mostly the cultured pearl stone is found in black, white and gray color.
In order to distinguish between a natural and cultured pearl stone place a pearl underneath the microscope, you would clearly see the difference in their structure in case of natural pearl you would see concentric ring layer but in cultured pearl, no such concentric layer exists.