A pearl is an object which is literally hard gotten from the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk. This article describes about the pearl beads and its classification with jewelries A pearl is composed of calcium carbonate in crystalline form just like the shell of a clam, a pearl is composed of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, it has some form of concentric layers. An ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth, but there are many other shapes which sometimes occur. Some finest and quality natural pearls are valued as gemstones and used as objects of beauty for some centuries.
Been a valued gemstone the pearl has become something rare, admirable, fine and relatively very valuable. These pearls are used in bead making and are called Pearl Beads
The most valuable pearls are extremely rare as they are wild. These wild pearls are the natural pearls.
Types of pearls used in Pearl Beads
Pearls are basically of two types, they are the natural pearls and the cultured pearls.
Natural pearls are almost 100% calcium carbonate and conciliation.
People say that natural pearls formed under some set of accidental conditions in which microscopic parasite enters a bivalve mollusk and settles inside the shell of the mollusk. The mollusk, been disturbed by the microscopic parasite, forms a pearl. The mollusk goes through some repeated secretion process thereby producing a pearl, theses pearls which are taken and holes been drilled in them are then used in making Pearl beads. Natural pearls always come in different shapes, with rare perfectly round ones. While cultured pearls are the response of the shell to a tissue implant and are not actually near 100% calcium and conciliation.
Pearl beads and its classification with jewelries
Earrings and necklaces are also been classified by grade and color of the pearl it’s been made with: Pearls do come from different water source and are also in different colors
· Saltwater Pearls
· Freshwater pearls
These different sources of Pearls come in many different colors. White, and more recently black color pearls are the basic saltwater pearls, although other colors such as; Pink, champagne, blue, green, and sometimes purple saltwater pearls are encountered.
Some Ideas of Pearl beads
Pearl beads are used in making fancy, valuable and beautiful jewelries; these jewelries come in forms of Bracelets, earrings and necklaces, these pearls are also used alongside some other valuables such as gold, silver and diamond in jewelry making.