As a pearl grader, world explorer and lover of everything to do with pearls, I get so frustrated by how people throw around the word pearl! Clearly, “pearl” can be used to describe any thing closely resembling a real, genuine pearl. I find it frustrating because some people spend ALOT of money on plastic, glass, fish scale or other shiny substances called “pearls”. And they never know these are not real pearls! I had a little fun this morning shopping for “pearls” in the grocery store.
Would you wear… pearls made of fish oils?
What about a wheat-y pearl?
Now, these pearls might be gluten free…
But definitely not sugar free…
Know your pearls so you don’t get stuck with something other than the real thing! Real pearls… you deserve them!
I am a modern day treasure hunter who travels the world for gorgeous pearls and amazing adventures. I own a pearl jewelry and jewelry repair business, ThePearlGirls.com, with a cute retail store in Athens, GA. I also have a Pearl Travel business and travel blog at TheWorldofPearl.com.