How to Select South China Pearl?

By: huiya

South China Sea Pearl has a history of more than 2,000 years and it also reputed as 'The king of the pearls'. Since Qin dynasty, it was honored as an offer to the emperor by the local governments and officials. While visiting China, most traveller would like to buy some home as gifts for their friends and family. And in Guilin you can easily purchase it as Guilin holds the largest-scale exhibition.

How to Pick up and Appreciate the South China Pearl?

There are four points to teach you the way for picking up the real and superior ones from color, gloss, size and shape.
The first key is color. Pink and black is superior to other kinds and silver, brown followed. But now, in the international market, the golden one is cherished by the buyers and the price in increasing year after year. Gloss is also a major factor to consider when you buy. The one with strong luster has better quality than those without any luster. For the shape, the more round, the more valuable it is.

How to Distinguish the Natural Pearl and Artificial One?

First of all, you can see from the appearance since every one is different from each other in size and shape.
Secondly, the real one can radiate the soft and gentle light under the light, while the artificial one can not.
Third, if two are ground with each other, there will be some powders on their surface of them. And after wiping these powders, the natural one will be still lustrous as usual.

How to Tell the Differences Between Sea Pearl and the Fresh Water One?

1. The one from sea has core while those from fresh water not have.

2. One oyster in the sea can give birth to only one pearl, while in the fresh water it can produce over 20 ones.

3. The one from sea is round and the one from fresh water has many different shapes, but oval is the mostly seen shape.

4. The one from sea has higher medical affect than the one from fresh water and of course with higher price.

How to Take Care of it?

A. Keep away from acid and alkali objects.

B. Avoid rubbing with hard wares.

C. Take off them before you swimming and bathing.

D. Use pure water to clean pearls carefully without brushing.

E. Store in a jewelry box with silk.

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