Advice 1: How to determine real pearls

Humanity has long been in love with pearls. Today on a par with natural or cultured pearlsom has a circulation of pearlsproduced from different materials – plastic, glass, gelatin, pearl pastes. Black pearls are cut from cheap hematite and pink – coral. Nothing but faux pearls periodically trying to pass off as natural. How to distinguish a fake?
Faux pearls looks no worse than natural
Instruction
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If you hold a natural pearl on the enamel of the tooth – there will be a feeling rough creak. This happens because natural and cultured pearls just seems perfectly smooth. In fact, his mother has a crystalline, granular texture.By the way, if you look at the gem through a microscope, we can see that the surface of natural pearlsand has a scaly structure, at the time, as artificial completely smooth.
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Artificial pearls are often made hollow. And, therefore, it is much easier full of natural pearls. This makes it very vulnerable – an artificial pearl can be split, with minimal effort (e.g. a lot of pressure on it).
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If we consider artificial pearl through a magnifying glass, you will notice that its inner surface is unnaturally smooth. In addition, around the available chips, the appearance of which is almost inevitable when drilling natural pearls.
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There are other ways to distinguish real pearl from a fake. For example, in a fluid, having a density of 2.7, a natural pearls is not sinking. Cultured and natural pearls dissolved in strong vinegar, at the time, as some can simulate it at least in cooking.
Note
For some people it is very important that in their collection of jewelry was jewelry minerals exclusively of natural origin. And though cultured pearls are virtually indistinguishable from natural, for fans of all natural the natural origin of the pearls is the key.

To distinguish natural pearls from cultured quite easily. First of all, in appearance. Cultured (grown in pearl farms located mainly in Japan) has a very smooth correct form, at the time, as a natural pearl may have creases, sagging of pearl and imperfect form.

If we consider the pearls, placing it in front of a very bright lamp, can be seen in the cultured pearl - the foundations around which is not too thick layer of nacre.

It is believed that the ultraviolet light natural pearls has sky blue glow, while cultured glows green.

Advice 2 : How to determine real pearls

Since ancient times believed that pearls are the stone of love, which gives its owner not only the welfare, but also protects the house and family ties from the failures and betrayals. This unique stone is extracted from the shells of shellfish, does not need correction, it is beautiful in its natural beauty. There are several ways to determine the origin of pearls – natural is a gift or work of man.
How to determine real pearls
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Method of physical action
RUB two pearls against each other. You will find that natural pearls, the surface is not damaged, may be only the smallest pollen on your fingers. Under mother-of-pearl layer of natural pearls is the same layer, and the artificial glass or plastic. If the "bite" a natural pearl, it will resemble grains of sand. Natural pearl, if you hold it on the glass, will leave white trail washable and will not scratch the surface.
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When falling on a hard surface, natural pearl bounces and jumps high like a tennis ball, faux pearl, this property is absent.
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Weight
Natural pearls are quite heavy. Take in one hand and a natural pearl, and the other – artificial. You will feel the difference.
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Tactile method
Natural pearls are always cold. Wear a necklace of natural pearls in hot weather, and you feel the cool natural stones.
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Price
Of course, natural pearls can not be cheap. Marine pearls are valued more river. The price of the product and place of purchase also evidence of its naturalness and quality.
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Durability
Natural pearls will never lose luster, nacre layer will not wear off, jewel will always look like new.
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A method of heating
Hold over the fire faux pearls. It will begin to crack and melt thirty seconds. From natural pearls after a very intense heat can be turned into scales, exposing the inner layers.
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Holes for strings of faux pearls are uneven, chipped. This is the first that experts pay attention to when determine the natural pearls.
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Enlighten the UV lamp. Natural pearls will be in shades of blue and cultured green.

Advice 3 : How to verify the authenticity of pearls

Many tourists, being in the country, trying to buy Souvenirs and a variety of jewelry, including pearls. Such decorations give its owner more elegance and nobility. But now technology in the manufacture of jewelry became so developed that even the experienced are sometimes difficult to identify the authenticity of pearls. So how do you test the truth of this beauty and not to be deceived by the buyer?
How to verify the authenticity of pearls
Instruction
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We should say a few words about the differences between natural pearls and fake. Genuine pearls are formed by grains of sand getting inside the shell of a mollusk, which responds to contact of a foreign body and begins to envelop him as his mother. This process has learned to imitate, placing inside of shell bead, which is recovered after some time, already slightly covered with nacre. Sometimes a bead is just coated in pearlescent paint and sold as natural pearls.
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If the seller claims that the pearls are natural, be sure to demand a certificate of identification, it must be made known and reputable laboratory with the appropriate seals. So, to confirm its authenticity pearl is subjected to x-ray examination. There are more simple methods that will help you to distinguish a fake from the pearls. Real pearl is quite heavy, what can be said about the artificial material. If the pearls gently RUB each other next to the ear, it needs to be a sound of rubbing sand.
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Can you check the seller of pearls on fear. Take the pearls and offer to set fire to it, a natural product should not melt. Most likely, the seller is afraid of damaged goods and tell you the whole truth about its authenticity.
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If you drop a real pearl on a solid and smooth surface from a height of half a meter, it works like a ball for ping-pong, i.e. bounce off the surface and begin to jump. Fake pearls has a low density and hardly able to jump.
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There is another way through which you can test the authenticity of pearls. Gently slide the pearl on your teeth. Its surface should be slightly rough. The surface of the forgery is absolutely smooth as glass. In any case, do not try to crack this thing, take care of your teeth.
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A real pearl is always cold, even in the hottest weather. Wearing beads, you will always feel pleasant coolness from the natural pearl. The same cannot be said about the fake.
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