Know Your Pearls With KuberBox’s Maiden Pearl Collection !!
The much-loved Pearl has reached the KuberBox collection. We have just launched our Pearl Delight collection, which focuses on the beauty and value of this organic gem. Pearls are one of man’s favourite gemstones and there beauties are known as a मोती in the Hindi language. Derived from the French world Perle, Pearls are a phenomenal gemstone and can rarely be replicated by its stimulants.
With a lustre so smooth, Pearls symbolise love and purity and are the birthstone for the month of June. They are also the gem for the 3rd and 13th anniversaries so if your looking for a present for you loved one, be sure to check out our New Collection on Pearls. Perhaps our Belleza Pearl and Ruby earrings? Perfect to portray the love for your loved one, which is brought out by both the Ruby’s and the Pearls.
The first Pearls were recorded in 2206 BC by a Chinese historian, which justifies why pearls stand the test of time when it comes to valued gems. Seen in jewellery worldwide for its neutral hues and elegance, Pearls naturally occur in different shapes and sizes and in colour ranges from radiant blacks, to golden yellows each having their own variety. Pearls unlike many other gems have a natural iridescence within them called orient. This phenomenon is one of the main reasons pearls are so sought after. It is caused by the diffraction of light at each layer of nacre that causes this visual characteristic.
Pearls as you may be wondering are made entirely out of Calcium Carbonate and fall under the organic sub-category of gemstones. They have been derived from living organisms commonly known as Oysters that live in the depths of the oceans. These oysters are very sensitive animals and are biologically similar to shellfish. Without these marine marvels there would be no pearls adorning the necks and hands of women all over.
The whole process by which a Pearl forms is quite interesting and you will surely be impressed, as you read on. Pearls are essentially a microscopic foreign particle that either by chance or through human intervention enters the shell of the Oyster. Once inside these particles constantly irritate the oyster and to soothe the irritation, the mollusc secretes a substance called Nacre. Layer after layer the nacre slowly grows in size and becomes what we so lovingly call Pearls.
Pearls are divided into two categories based on whether they have been free to grow without and human intervention or if they were induced.
• Natural (Untouched by human hand during the process of growth)
• Cultured Pearls (Humans intervened and help in the growth process)
Natural Pearls are a very rare sight in today’s market and are sold at auction houses at extravagant prices. The region of Basra in Iran was famously known to produce the best quality and colour of natural Pearls that were completely unaltered by humans.
As the name suggests the latter has human intervention involved in the formation of each Pearl. These cultured counterparts are essentially the same but have humans inserting a small piece of tissue into the oyster, after which the oyster continues its natural process of layering this foreign object. In due time a pearl is formed and is then extracted from the mollusc. The first man to successfully create a cultured pearl was Kokichi Mikimoto who has left his legacy, one of the largest cultured pearl jewellery firms globally called Mikimoto.
When it comes to cultured pearls to be able to achieve standardised sizes and colour, harvesters plant and extract at the same time. This has made a radical change in the Pearl industry, as there is more standardisation in jewellery using pearls. Cultured pearls come in 3 varieties based on the oyster they are grown in namely Golden South Sea Pearls, Tahitan Pearls Akoya Pearls, Baroque and Keshi Pearls.
Pinctada maxima are known to produce the Golden South Sea Pearls that can be seen in strings around the necks women everywhere. These pearls have gained a place for themselves in the market for their warm creamy golden hues. They also produce the largest Pearls that can reach sizes up to 20mm in diameter. These pearls come from Indonesia and Philippines where they are harvested in oyster farms with a small portion farmed in Australia. When used in gold, the Pearl shines right through and you we can be sure you will be taking a second look at the jewellery piece.
Pinctada magaritifera another variety forms the black pearls called Tahitian Pearls. These pearls are generally seen as centre stones in rings and pendants. Their powerful colour gives them the importance they need as centre stones. Farmed in the French Polynesia, these Tahitian Pearls come in colours from light grey all the way to dark grey with different colours in between.
Akoya Pearls are the smaller Pearl that forms in the Pinctada fucata oysters. These small pearls are perfect to complement other gemstones as stings in necklaces. They are the most common pearl as the molluscs thrive in saltwater. Farmed in the seas around Japan, Vietnam and Thailand these small spherical gems average around the 12mm mark. The colour ranges of Akoya’s are generally greys, whites and silver tones. These oysters tend to also produce a by products called Baroques and Keshi Pearls, which are smaller irregular shaped Pearls that form in the same way.
At KuberBox we have made sure to give you the choice of your dreams, offering you all the colours and shapes you could possibly think of when it comes to Pearls. Not only that we have also created the perfect pairs of pendants and earrings so you don’t spend hours trying to find something to match your KuberBox jewels.
This chic earring pair with a clover studded with Diamonds and the addition of Cultured Akoya Pearls is the perfect piece you need to spruce up your look for your week at the office. Light and easy to wear this pair is the perfect for your long hours.
Or what about this musical pair that intertwines cultured Pearls within gold to make it appear as if the Pearls emerge from the gold. The smaller pearls have been perfectly matched to help give your earring pair the perfect symmetry on both ears. These hook earrings are sure to be secure in your ear lobes and can be the perfect to compliment your look for a lunch date with the ladies.
This pair of teardrop cultured Pearls is what you should be looking at if you on the search for a pair of earrings to compliment your neck. The graceful shape of the Pearls coupled with the lustre and orient phenomena is enough to make a statement. The small amethyst accents are also the lift of colour you need in your jewellery, subtle and yet beautiful.
And if you’re looking for something for a romantic evening out in the town, then this Tahitian cultured Pearl united with diamonds is just the right option. Its dark grey body colour along with the rainbow colours that appear to come from within the stone is perfect for a candle light dinner with your significant other. The small diamonds on the top of the pendant only compliment the Pearl in all its beauty. Taking the shape of an infinity symbol this pendant is sure to bring you infinite happiness.
Some famous Natural Pearls from our rich Indian history is the Pearl Necklace from Baroda. Part of the Royal treasures of the Maharaja of Baroda Khande Rao Gawkwar, this extraordinary necklace is strung with 68 natural lustrous pearls. For natural pearls these are perfectly matched in size and colour and have a cushion cut diamond clasp.
At KuberBox, all our jewellery can be customised. This means you have the option to select the grade of diamonds and the purity of the gold, be it rose gold as well. All you need to do is select it on our website at http://www.kuberbox.com and you can continue to your payment. Rest be assured you will receive your jewellery piece in the luxury of your home and better yet, you can return the piece if you are not 100% satisfied with it. We at KuberBox also offer you 1 year of free servicing at no additional cost.
You can also call us on +91-8764443300 or write to us at [email protected] and get yourself some of our latest designs using the ever so famous Pearls.