Discover The Beauty Of Black Pearls

Captain Jack's must have aroused a lot of people to take a second look at the beauty of black pearls since it was so frequently mentioned in the Pirates of Caribbean the movie. Today, a lot of fashionistas are adding up this elegance piece of accessory in their own jewelry boxes. Black pearls have the same elegance as white pearls but they have that certain exquisite and exotic touch that make them simply irresistible.

Just like the usual white pearls they can be an elegant addition to your get-up as earrings, necklaces, bracelets or rings. They are very versatile pieces that can also be in combination with other pearls, gemstones or precious stones and can instantly turn into your favorite accessory.

For you to appreciate black pearls all the more, let us look into how they magically form from the sea into these beauty pieces of jewelries. One of the first commercialization efforts of black pearls are said to originate in Polynesia back in 1963 and the industry hit big in the market in the latter years of the 80's.

Black pearls are produced by gigantic blackclipped oysters, which are scientifically named as pinctada margaritafera. This type of oysters can only be found if one would dive at least 40 meters under sea and as deep as 130 feet. The creation of a single black pearl amounts to three years of waiting. A spherical black pearl is made only if the mussel graft of Mississippi River is present in the coat. This would create a hemispherical pearl if the graft were set in between the shell and the coat. These kinds of black pearls are much cheaper than the perfectly round ones but they can still be made into very nice pieces of accessories. The thin coatings of pearls reduce its value and these are only visible with the use of x-rays.

Black pearls differ in size, quality and value. With black pearls, luster is an important factor and can increase the value of a pearl. Black pearls can grow as large as 8mm to 20 mm. Of course, the larger the pearl, the more expensive it is. The cheapest black pearl may be well around $100 and can go as high as $50,000 for a full necklace.

If you want high quality black pearl accessories, double-check its authenticity. Jewelers can provide certificate of authenticity to back up their claim. If you are looking at shelling out a serious amount of money to purchase black pearls, make sure to request for an x-ray right there and then as your order your jewelry. Make sure that there are no signs of thin coatings that may appear invisible to the naked eye.

Cleaning black pearls should be a breeze. Always remember to place them in their proper storage after every use. You can store them in soft pouches or a jewelry box intended for pearls. Remove dirt with a soft cloth. Always keep them away from harmful chemicals or hard objects that may cause scratches. From time to time, clean your black pearls with water and a mild soap and allow them to dry on a moistened towel.

Black pearls would definitely jazz up your get-up. If you’re in love with white pearls, you would absolutely love the exotic flair of black pearls. Buy one today and be unique with an exquisite black pearl accessory!