With respect to cultured freshwater pearls, nature freshwater pearls of awesome quality are very tough to get or make. It is because everything depends on nature. Therefore, it might not be that tough to realize why freshwater,despite having imperfectness, are still more pricy that the best known cultured pearls.
The procedure of making natural freshwater is completely the same as the procedure of creating seawater pearls. First of all, a foreign object gets into the oyster or the mussel. It is really a heavenly experience for the small pebble. If the oyster is unable to take it out of his system, it starts feeling irritated. To lessen the irritation, it will commence the secretion process of the mother of pearl, which is the main ingredient of any pearl.
Pearl makers or divers will make a tiny opening in the oyster shells to insert a mantle tissue of other oysters. The insertion will make the freshwater oyster commence the process of producing the mother of pearl. Pearl manufacturers can assure the result or the quality of these products by controlling other aspects such as the oyster’s health, water temperature, and so on.
Japan was the dominant country regarding the cultured pearl industry. After having success in their endeavors in working on saltwater mussel, they planned to undergo the same experiments on the freshwater mussels of Lake Biwa. Their endeavor was successful and also people were happy to find fresh colors, which they have never seen before regarding the pearls. Thereby, cultured freshwater found in Japan gained immense popularity and all the cultured freshwater were addressed as Biwas in the past no matter from wherever place they have been originally discovered. This led to the growing popularity of Freshwater Pearl Jewelry.
Sadly, pollution has caused substantial damage to pearl production in Biwa, and it was exactly this moment that a new dominant country also entered the scene, which is China. The country has ample amount of natural resources that Japan don’t have. They have ample amount of open land, unlimited lakes, and various other water bodies, and unlimited manpower who are ready to work at even below the minimum amount of wages offered. This led to the huge amount of production of pearl strands which is highly popular among people.
Though the initial experiments of China regarding cultured freshwater pearl production were quite unsuccessful and didn’t appealed to the masses, China soon became the master of the required methods to make that not only stand out the best pearl’s quality manufactured in Japan but also were sold at inexpensive prices with respect to others. Most of the inexpensive pearl rings are made of Chinese pearls that people just love to wear.