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Friday, March 25, 2011

How to determine the authenticity of Pearl

First: Put the pearl and rub into your mouth or bite it gently (do it carefully because of pearl can be swallowed) if it feels slippery, then it is false. Because the original was a little like a sandy. This test is always used all the time by people whose concerned with world's pearls.

Second: Place pearl in your palm of the hand and weigh it. Genuine pearls will feel heavy while the false is light except the fake pearls made ​​of glass beads.
Third: If the pearl has been perforated, you can use a magnifying glass and look at the edge of the hole if the original pearl where the edges look smooth and sharp, while a fake will look rough and uneven.

Fourth: Can also burn if it is melted,  clearly fake because the original does not burn. For fresh water pearl if it is burn like impression on fire but does not melt.

Fifth: Observe your pearl is there a line / blemish, most genuine pearls have at least one line / blemish, defect false or not entirely smooth. (note most of the original pearl condition was like that, but if you find your pearl there is no defect at all but if the test No. 1-4 has been done and show its authenticity it is better to make sure you come to the experts for examination by X-ray to determine original or not.)

Sixth: The Pearl of the original is much more expensive than the fake.
While differences Cultivation  Pearl or natural Pearl (Pearl Nature) is located on the way to get it in other words, both the original but different ways to get it, if pearl farming is clear because the developed by humans or pearl culture obtained because of human intervention that is by way of entering small granules (nucleating) into the gonad shellfish living organ so that the body slowly these shells to react by issuing a kind of wrap mucus granules which had been included over the years so that small grains had become a pearl of the longer growing.

While the natural pearl oysters obtained from the wild and is now a natural pearl is extremely rare because of its rarity. Since each shellfish living in the wild is not necessarily exist because the process of entry of pearls a stranger object in the body shells are not made ​​by man may be the entry of foreign matter such as sand or other objects that inadvertently included in these shells and there was the process of pearl.

Pearl - old and new

Since man can dive in the depths of the sea, the pearl has been valued as a very rare item and become a prestigious stone jewelry.
They decorate the crown of Roman King and become valuables first war booty after power down. Persians, Chinese and Indian showed their beauty with pearls according to the literature of ancient. In the book of the Talmud and the gospel explain that the scarcity and value of pearls, and in the holy book of Qur'an, a portrait of Heaven decorated with these pearls.

Roman and Greek nobility renowned at the time of Cleopatra invited by Antony to a dinner that very lavish ever held, in which he deftly moves from below then one of the pearl earrings a priceless entry into his mouth.
Other famous queen to enrich the beauty of pearls is the Queen of England Elizabeth I. She has an interest in this such a kind of jewelry and wear them as crown ornaments, a long string of jewelry and abundant in her cloth and collar, a perfect tribute toher status as a queen.

Now, pearl jewelry is one of the most sought after in the world. Perfect harmony with nature, this precious stone is very familiar with both young and old people who enjoy the way how the pearl in contact with skin and its bright.

Brilliance (sparkle) special character at the beauty of pearls or genuine pearls (natural or cultured) is the sheen (luster). Pearl luster is important when choosing pearl sheen must be absolutely clear not blurred. Pearl luster affect levels of the pearl, no matter how good the perfect color or shape. Since South Sea Pearl (such as farmed pearls in Lombok - Indonesia, including the category of south sea pearl) has a layer of "nacre" creamy sparkling  and recorded as a pearl that has a soft glow that makes its very high value.

recent size discovery of a pearl of unusual size of the south sea pearl cultivation is the perfect image that has renewed world charm of pearl stone. Strands of large pearls of very good to be unique valuables in the present as something that has never seen by humans.

SHAPE: The perfect shape is round and the Oval and it is  extremely rare, so affect the value and price of these pearls. It does not mean that other shapes has no value but it has own uniqueness and price for a pearl south sea pearl is thickness of the layer "nacre" depending on the size and form, so the form also affects the thickness of "nacre"

COLORS: From white to bright golden yellow, the range color and type of the beauty pearls from south is very unique. The true white color does not indicate quality but the southern pearl white color normally mixture between white and pink or pink and  silver, or gold-plated into pearls that have a high value high in quality and price.

Suiseki - the Natural High Value Stone

Suiseki, Natural High Value Stone
art lovers, natural rock commonly called Suiseki has its own artistic value.Even be impressed and amazed to see it, since it is not a human work, but the natural result of a divine Creator. The shape is unique, beautiful, stunningeven contain a mystery, so as to invite inspiration. Suiseki can be used asinterior accessories are placed in the home or workspace.

According to the owner of the Gallery Shop is located at Sunan Gunung Jati Street,  Pasindangan Cirebon regency of Indonesia, Lilis Setiawaty, thousands of her Suiseki collection stems from her husband's hunting hobby of rock that formed in the period of thousands or even millions of years. The collection ranging from Brass from Ciniru river located at the foothill of Mount Ciremai region, Cikeruh river, Sumedang, Purwakarta, Sumatra, Celebes, and even some rocks from Irian Jaya.

When differentiated by origin, some are from stony clay or of sand are also petrified. The shape is not the art of carving, but look different as the natural objects which will not be present in the same form, so that its existence exclusively. The shape is a miniature of nature and a view, as in the form of cliffs, mountains, caves or abstract that can be drawn from the imagination of each of the beholder. There's even rock-like fruit, such as apple, guava  and kapok.

"The late of Ismail Saleh during his lifetime was a Suiseki lover, and some of the collections are also from him. Talk about the price, there is US $ 10 until US $ 20,000  even more. For certain person appreciate the artistic and value of Suiseki and willing to hunt to difficult places.


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