Uncountable myths and legends have grown up around their wondrous origins.
They appear as far back as ancient Persian mythology as the “tears of the gods”, transformed into pearls by ordinary oysters in the depths of the sea. The Greek poets sang of them as dew from the moon, which was said to fall into the open oysters on starry nights and turn into a glimmering pearl. Today, ever more beautiful pearls are being created thanks to the harmonious relationship between man and nature.
Modern-day pearls are enticing and tempting as never before. Their alluring lustre gives every woman the enchantment of natural femininity.
Value of pearls
The value of pearls Cultured pearls – how to judge them
The value, and thus also the price of cultured pearls depends upon their lustre, size, colour, shape and surface.
Lustre: The most important criteria is the soft, glimmering gleam which makes a pearl seem to glow from inside. It should be as bright as possible, and on no account dull or a chalky white – you can see your face in a beautiful pearl. Good-quality pearls have thick layers of nacre, and thus a strong lustre. They guarantee a pearl’s long-lasting beauty.
Size: The larger a pearl is, the more valuable it is, but the value rises disproportionally as its size increases. As well as the price, the deciding question to ask when choosing the right size should be: what size pearl suits me best? One thing is always true: lustre comes before size.
Colour: Above anything else, the choice of colour is a question of personal taste, style and skin type. Some colours are especially highly prized for their rarity or popularity, such as silvery white, warm gold or deep black with a hint of green. Preferences for certain colours vary in different parts of the world, and say nothing about the quality of a pearl.
Choose the colour that suits you best.
Shape: The ideal shape is considered to be a perfectly round pearl or a well-formed teardrop: they are the most highly valued. Yet, here, too, what counts should be personal taste. Pearls are a product of nature; they are of individual beauty and each is unique in itself.
Surface: Here, again, a smooth surface is considered ideal, but small scar-like grooves are perfectly natural. With pearls, it is just the same as works just like it does with people: often, it is precisely a little flaw which can be especially endearing.
Pearls show the wearer’s individuality and personal lifestyle to advantage like hardly any other jewel.
The precious pieces from Huhn Pearls suit every taste: in flawlessly beautiful necklaces, they unfold in all their pure elegance. Uniquely designed strings of pearls set a fresh, unusual accent. As sumptuous single pearls set in distinctive jewellery, they embody modern women’s diverse outlook on life.
Caring of pearls
All cultured and natural pearls are of organic origin, i.e. they have grown in oysters or mussels to reach their present size and beauty. This is also the reason why your pearls cannot be as resilient as precious stones, which have formed over millions of years in the earth’s interior.
Treating them gently ensures they will have a long lifetime. For this reason, if you followcomply with the following advice, you will have lasting pleasure in your pearls’ fascinating beauty.
1. Cosmetics, hairspray and perfumes can be especially damaging to your pearls. Your skin’s acid coating may also have a negative effect in the long term (fortunately, the percentage of people with this skin incompatibility is only very low). You should therefore not forget to regularly polish them with a soft cloth after every wearing.
The best thing to use is mild soapy water.
2. As the thread of your necklace, on the one hand, is quite sensitive to cosmetics and humidity, and, on the other hand, also starts to stretch after frequent wearing, it is a good idea to have your necklace re-strung and knotted from time to time by a specialist.
On this occasion, the jeweller will also be sure to check that the clasp of the necklace works properly.
3. Scratchy objects can damage the surface of the pearls. For this reason, they should be kept apart from other pieces of jewellery.
4. When you are not wearing your pearls, the best place to keep them is a jewellery box lined with velvet or silk.
If, dear pearl necklace wearer, you take this advice to heart, your precious possessions will give you lifelong pleasure