What Are Cultured Pearls
I was chatting with some friends on a
message board, and we were talking about parties that people
have in their homes. Many have had or have been to Pampered
Chef or lingerie parties. One girl piped up and asked the
question: What are cultured pearls? We were all confused, until
she explained that someone has asked her to have a party that
involved people investing in oysters that are guaranteed to
make a pearl. This left us all scratching our heads.
We wondered how anyone could guarantee a pearl. I had to
find out what are cultured pearls supposed to be, and this lead
me to the answer. Cultured pearls are essentially forced. When
an oyster makes a pearl naturally, it is the result of a piece
of a foriegn object or parasite being caught in their shell.
The parasite irritates the oyster, so they then begin to put a
material around it to make it smooth. The result is a pearl.
Apparently the whole sand story is a myth!
Now I don’t know for sure how this company will guarantee a
pearl, but I am guessing I have an idea know that I have the
answer to the question about what are cultured pearls. They
must in some way make sure there are a few parasites are
injected into the shell so that they oyster is forced to make
at least one pearl. My friends joked that surely this was
oyster abuse, what didn’t the poor oyster have something to say
Cultured pearls are generally less expensive that natural
ones, though they are in essence the same thing. I never knew
why, but had I thought to find out what are cultured pearls
earlier, I might have known. This friend is still debating if
she wants to have such a party, and is trying to think of a way
to back out. She says the idea is entirely too weird for her
taste, and I can’t say that I blame her much. However, if you
really want a pearl necklace, this might be the cheapest way to
For the best information on what are cultured pearls, you
might want to visit Wikipedia online. I looked through many
sources, but they seemed to give me the best answer. You may
also find sites that explain the science behind these pearls,
and what makes them different than naturally occurring pearls.
Maybe you can even find out how they force the oyster to
produce the pearl, and why the quality might or might not be
different from the natural version that occurs as a part of