History of nuclear pearls
Obtaining a nice round pearl in breeding is unlikely, and only a small percentage of pearls have just such a shape. It is even more difficult the larger the pearl one wants to obtain. It is easier to get such a shape in nuclear pearls (Akoya, South Sea, Tahiti) where a polished shell of a perfectly spherical shape is usually inserted into the mollusk, on which the mollusk applies successive layers of mother-of-pearl. In saltwater mollusks, the placement of such an artificial nucleus is easier due to their structure and size. Attempts to grow a freshwater pearl nucleus got their start more than a century ago. Poor results, however, contributed to the abandonment of the experiment, which was revisited in the late 20th century. The first specimens were bred in Japan in Lake Kasumigaura. In later stages, breeding was initiated in China by two companies, "Edison" and "Ming". Eventually, it was Edison pearls that became the most common, and this is the name the jewelry industry adopted for this type of pearl.
Edison pearls - what are their features?
Edison pearls are distinguished by their unique appearance and colors. They are characterized by pastel shades that include various shades of white, cream, pink, purple. Each pearl is unique and has its own unique beauty. However, their most important feature is their size. These pearls can be as large as 20mm which was an impossible size in nucleus-free round freshwater pearls. Edison pearls are slowly gaining market share and may be an interesting alternative to their more expensive saltwater counterparts, especially due to their unusual colors - hard to obtain in the latter. There is also a very large increase in the price of sea pearls, which will only exacerbate the desire to obtain cheaper counterparts, so that pearl jewelry is not only stylish, but also at an attractive price. In our Apearl store you can already buy such pearls in their original color in the form of a beautiful necklace. We are among the first to make available this undoubtedly wonderful type of pearls.