Ratna Jyoti:: Pearl Quality and Grade Education

Use this guide to find the pearl that is right for you by educating yourself on the quality and value of the cultured pearls .


Choosing the Right & Lab Tested Pearl
South Sea, and Tahitian cultured pearls. In addition, we offer two collections of Akoya cultured pearls. Our pearl jewelry is available in a variety of different styles including studs, fashion earrings, strands, necklaces, pendants and bracelets. In addition, we offer our pearls in varying price ranges so that you can find the perfect pearl for your style and budget.

What is a Cultured Pearl?
Natural pearls are so rare to find in nature that most pearls sold today are cultured. To create a cultured pearl, a tiny bead is implanted into the oyster and gradually over time the oyster coats the bead in many layers of natural minerals and proteins. These layers are referred to as nacre (Nay-Ker.) It is the nacre that gives pearls their beautiful luster and color.

Quality
While industry wide there is no standardized grading for pearls, Ratna Jyoti ensures that each pearl meets our high quality standards. At Ratna Jyoti you will find education related to each pearl type we offer and encourage you to learn more about the differing qualities in each.

Color
The general color of a pearl is also called the body color. Typical pearl colors are white, cream, yellow, pink, silver, or black. A pearl can also have a hint of secondary color, or overtone, which is seen when light reflects off the pearl surface. For example, a pearl strand may appear white, but when examined more closely, a pink overtone may become apparent.

Luster
Pearls produce an intense, deep shine called luster. This effect is created when light reflects off the many layers of tiny calcium carbonate crystals that compose the pearl. This substance is called nacre. When selecting a pearl, consider that the larger the pearl, the more nacre it has, so it will also exhibit even more luster. Compare a 5mm Freshwater cultured pearl with a South Sea cultured pearl and the difference in the amount of nacre is obvious. The difference in luster is as clearly visible as the difference in the pearl sizes.

Shape
At Ratna Jyoti , we offer the highest quality, rarest pearl shape – round. Shapes that are not spherical or even symmetrical are considered lower quality. Akoya, Tahitian, and South Sea pearls found in jewelry have a tendency to be the roundest, while Freshwater pearls can be oval or slightly off-round.

Surface Markings
As a mollusk creates a pearl, the layers of nacre do not always adhere smoothly. Sometimes spots and bubbles can appear in the layering process. Pearls with the smoothest surfaces are the highest-quality, most sought-after pearls. At Ratna Jyoti , to offer you a range of prices, we offer pearls with a range of surface qualities.

Size
The size of the pearl greatly depends on the type of pearl. Freshwater pearls range in size, Akoya pearls range , and South Sea and Tahitian pearls can reach sizes as large

Care
When cared for properly, pearls can last a lifetime. The best way to care for pearls is to wear them often as the bodys natural oils keep pearls lustrous. However, itis important to keep them away from household chemicals including perfume, makeup and hairspray. Chemicals found in these common products can dull the luster of your pearls. It is recommended that you put your pearls on last when getting ready and make them the first thing you take off when you come home. Before putting your pearls away, wipe them with a soft cloth and store them separate from other jewelry to avoid scratching their tender surfaces.

 

Pearl Function

1. The Pearl Harmonizes Chandra, the moon which directly influences emotions, mind, affluence, & public wearing a pearl can bring harmony & stability to these influences. Chandra influences the seasonal, monthly & daily cycles & rhythms in the psychology & our emotions. Chandra –the moon, occupies a central role in the solar system & in our psychology.


2. This influence is represented by hypothalamus in our psychology which controls our behavior, our emotions, our hormonal & reproductive cycles & our body temperature.

3. It nourishes the psychology like a mother & occupies a central place in the centre of the brain with the thalamus. When the planet moon is malefic, a person can suffer from loss of semen through urine, rheumatic & mental diseases. Due to malefic moon, who suffer from instability, life becomes full of struggles & circumstances are unfavorable person should wear Pearl.

4. Pearls are known for their beauty, purity & luster & these are associated with planet moon, pearl is worn by the ladies around neck, it preserve their chastity. Its influence over heart, blood, & mind is considerable, pearl increases the self-confidence of the wearer & enhances his or her mental faculities, promotes & build cordial working atmosphere around person.

5. The native will have good fortune, recognition, emotions under control, good memory. Balanced emotional life. Success, happiness & can be rather difficult to avoid sickness during childhood, fluctuations, moodiness, indecisions, lack of mental desire to lie & spread suffering from anxiety.

6. Sea water Pearl are the most important on the market place. These come principally from the Persian gulf (coast of Burma, Iran, Oman, Saudi-Arabia, Bahrain state) Gulf of Manaar, Indian ocean, Australia, South seas, Japan, Venezuela. Fresh water Pearls come from over throughout the world.

7. A lustrous sheen –white, light cream, light rose, light yellow, blue, green overtones on a white body, black & coloted Pearls.

8. Heavier than most natural pearls but this is not a diagnostic fact.

9. A quite, gentle shine and softness of the pearl has endeared it alike to Men & Women over the ages. Pearl comes in white, black, with tinges yellow, blue, salmon pink, red, brown & green. A Pearl is considered flawed if it has cracks on the skin, a joint appearance, a mole, is lusterless, and has mud or other material inside.

10. The color of a Pearl is the result of a body color & an overtone color (known as orient) present (due to surface effects) as a lustrous sheen –white, light cream, light rose, light yellow, blue, green overtones on a white body, black & coloted Pearls.

11. Pearl represents the queen in Jyotish. The Pearl is often called the “Queen of the Sea”.

Pearl Quality and Grade Education