Simulated pearls in a variety of shapes create this layered illusion necklace and matching drop earring set. Choose from a variety of colors.
There are many varieties of simulated pearls available today. Well-made versions can look very natural to the naked eye, but there are tests that can be performed to determine the difference between natural and simulated pearls.
Although the tooth test may seem strange, many believe it to be the most accurate. Simply run a pearl over your teeth very lightly. While natural pearls should have a gritty feel, simulated pearls should feel smooth. One thing to remember is that cultured pearls tend to feel nearly as smooth as simulated, so it may be important to perform another test.
When looked at closely, the surface of natural pearls in comparison to simulated pearls is very apparent. Real pearls should reveal carved rings, grooves and other surface imperfections while simulated pearls are perfectly smooth.
Caring For Simulated Pearls
Just like a natural pearl necklace, simulated pearls should be put on last before heading out the door. This will avoid damaging the pearls’ surface with oils and acids that are present on the body and in perfumes. They should also be the first thing to be removed at the end of the day. Keep simulated pearls out of the sunlight and often buff with a soft dry cloth to keep their lustrous finish.
The Amazon Curated Collection
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This hand-selected assortment features an array of diamond, gemstone and precious metal designs that receive a quality inspection, including from Amazon’s staff graduate gemologist, to ensure they meet Amazon’s high standards. All diamonds featured in the Amazon Curated Collection are certified by our suppliers to be conflict free, and IGI, GIA, or AGS certifications are provided on white diamonds of .75 carats or larger on all stud earrings, rings, and pendant necklaces.
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