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Lacquered Artificial Pearl

Lacquered artificial pearls are just as beautiful as natural pearls and are available in two brilliant colours.

FACTS

SPECIES/GROUP: Lacquered aritificial pearl (also called crystal pearl)

CLASSIFICATION: Man-made stone

ORIGIN

Lacquered artificial pearl is a laboratory-made glass-ceramic with an innovative pearl-like coating. Lacquered artificial pearls are perfect replicas of genuine pearls. They are similar in weight and appearance and adjust to the temperature of the skin. They are resistant to rubbing, scratching, perfume, perspiration and UV light.

Name

Also known as ‘synthetic pearls’ or ‘crystal pearls’, its name references the crystalline structure and pearl-like sheen.

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Appearance

Lacquered artificial pearls have a deep, lustrous shimmer, similar to that found on high-quality natural pearls. Their uniform size, shape and colour make them ideal for all types of jewellery.

Man-made pearls are available in a wide variety of colours.

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COMPOSITION

Lacquered artificial pearls consist of a core of man-made crystal covered with an innovative pearl-like coating. The pearl coating comprises of a base coat and a nitrocellulose lacquering. The thickness of the final lacquering is approximately 0.1mm.

Durability

With a hardness of 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale of hardness, and good toughness, lacquered artificial pearl is durable and therefore suitable for use on all types of jewellery.

Care

Surface dust is most easily removed with a clean, dry anti-static cloth. For heavier dirt, wipe with a lint-free cotton cloth dipped in lukewarm soapy water and dry with a clean, dry cloth. For additional care information, please visit our care guide.

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ASSOCIATION

Lacquered artificial pearl's close resemblance to the pearl has imbued it with many of the same associations. It is often linked to motherhood and family, representing emotion, harmony and eternal love.

REAL OR ARTIFICIAL?

You can determine whether a piece of jewellery features a natural pearl or a lacquered artificial pearl by examining the product name and description. If the pearl has been created, it will say 'lacquered artificial' or something similar.

Other Man-made Stones

Learn more about other stone assortments