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HISTORY AND TRADITION

Pearls denote certain symbolism both in mythology and in different religions. Christianity adopted the pearl as a symbol of purity. Most of these ideas and myths have traveled through the centuries as lore stories, tales and legends. It was customary to associate pearls with women and their wedding day - a concept possibly derived from the myth of Krishna and the marriage of his daughter. Pearls symbolize tears, they symbolize purity, they protect from evil and provide love and fertility to those who wear them. Islamic tradition places pearls on a higher level since the Koran refers to them as one of the greatest rewards upon reaching paradise. The gem itself has become a symbol of perfection.
Pearls are calcareous elements with a very peculiar shine produced by certain types of mollusks. The substance with which a pearl is produced is essentially the same that covers the inside of many shells and snails and is known as “mother of pearl.”

It is obvious that when a pearl maintains a perfect spherical shape, it most likely remained free of the substance that forms the muscles or soft tissues of the mollusk. However, the pearl frequently adheres to the inside of the shell in such a way that when it is removed its spherical shape is altered. When you peel it off, its shape is flat on one side and convex on the other, forming what jewelers call a “pearl button.” When an oyster containing a pearl is attacked by a parasite, the mollusk protects itself by depositing a pearly substance on its invaded surface, which gives shape to a concave pearl. Other pearls are formed on small fragments of wood or other materials and are therefore irregular pearls that are known as “baroque pearls”.

JAPANESE PEARLS

Pearls are treasures of the sea that have been prized throughout the centuries for their delicate luster. Pearl farming techniques were developed around the end of the 19th century in Japan, and thanks to this the country soon began to produce beautiful pearls that caused admiration throughout the world.

TAHITIAN PEARLS

black pearls

Tahitian pearls are also known as “ black pearls ” due to their fascinating dark color that has made them famous throughout the world. They treasure an unmatched brilliance, an aura of mystery that makes everyone sigh for this unique and special jewel. Discover with us the fabulous world of Tahitian pearls, the legendary black pearls.

The Pinctada Margaritifera oyster lives exclusively in the coral reefs of Polynesian lagoons. It is in this salty and warm environment where it produces pearls of exceptional size and infinite colors that range from pure white and golden, to a whole rainbow of colors. Gray or black, with blue, reddish-purple, pink, green, silver, violet reflections, all of them subtle and natural, they are created by the only oyster in the world that produces such deep hues.
The interior of the shell has iridescent green and black tones on its edges, hence its Tahitian name "Poe Rava" which means greenish black. 
The "naissain" (young oysters) is submerged in the waters of the lagoon and after three years, when the oysters are adults, they receive the implantation of a nucleus inside them to be deposited again on their water bed.
There they are carefully monitored so that certain climatic conditions do not affect their cultivation. The temperature and density of the water, the nature of the marine environment and the currents, significantly influence its growth.
Tahitian pearls reach exceptional sizes ranging between 8 and 19 mm.

AUSTRALIAN PEARLS

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Australian pearls receive this name in Spanish-speaking countries. They are known as the “ queens of pearls ” due to their large size and unmatched beauty. In the rest of the countries of the world that do not speak Spanish, they are called South Sea pearls and, to a lesser extent, Philippine pearls , because their cultivation takes place in this geographical area.

These organic gems are produced in pearl farms in Australia , the Philippines , Thailand , Myanmar ( formerly Burma ) and Indonesia . Australian pearls are a subtype of saltwater pearls , whose brilliance and luster is far superior to freshwater pearls. The perliculture of Australian pearls can take a period of time between 3 to 9 years. Their qualities have made them symbolize purity and innocence which has meant that, in addition to Tahitian pearls, they are chosen by many women to wear on their wedding day .

The mollusk that provides Australian pearls is the Pinctada Máxima . The largest oyster in the world that has two varieties: the one with silver lips or the one with golden lips , named that way because of the characteristic color of the inner edge of the mantilla that covers this oyster. The Pinctada Máxima are strange and solitary mollusks that live in waters rich in plankton. They are extremely sensitive to both environmental changes and those caused by human hands, which makes them very difficult to grow and, of course, more valuable.

If there is a piece of jewelry made with pearls that is widely desired and demanded by women around the world, it is, without a doubt, Australian pearl earrings . This is because of the elegant luminosity that surrounds the women who wear these beautiful pearl earrings.

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