Perlas de Mallorca
During the production of a pearl, the polymerization process is involved. First, a tiny artificial heart, consisting in white opaque glass or seashell is held with a special stand. This nucleus is then submerged in a mixture of mother of pearl, extracted, dried out, and then submerged again for 40 minutes. In each one of these operations, the pearl is covered with an extremely thin layer, which is heated with gas fire so that the sea water molecules get mixed and melted to form largest molecules. In spite of its name, the mother of pearl is not crushed nacre, but rather small particles of sea animals, such as sand mussels or fish scales, with which rosaries were made over 200 years ago. Finally, the pearl is polished and covered with a special varnish to be sold with a 10-year guarantee ensuring its high quality. Colored minerals may also be added to the bath in order to give the pearls some other color.
Natural, farmed or imitation, pearls are sensorial. Genuine farmed pearls are a bit colder than Mallorquin pearls, its surface is a bit more delicate as well. The Mallorquin pearl is a treat to the skin as a genuine pearl, and it feels all over the body. While nature rarely brings authentic pearls, the polymerization process facilitates its mass production. Authentic pearl lovers, however, remark that oyster pearls are irreplaceable and its magic cannot be achieved through imitations.
may 25, 2017