SPECIES/GROUP: lacquered aritificial pearl (also called crystal pearl on other markets)
CLASSIFICATION: Man-made stone
Lacquered artificial pearl is a laboratory-made glass-ceramic with an innovative pearl-like coating. Lacquered artificial pearls are perfect replicas of genuine pearls. They are similar in weight and appearance and adjust to the temperature of the skin. They are resistant to rubbing, scratching, perfume, perspiration and UV light.
Also known as ‘synthetic pearls’ or ‘crystal pearls’ on other markets, its name references the crystalline structure and pearl-like sheen.
Lacquered artificial pearls consist of a core of man-made crystal covered with an innovative pearl-like coating. The pearl coating comprises a base coat and a nitrocellulose lacquering. The thickness of the final lacquering is approximately 0.1 mm.
Surface dust is most easily removed with a clean, dry anti-static cloth. For heavier dirt, wipe with a lint-free cotton cloth dipped in lukewarm soapy water and dry with a clean, dry cloth.
MYTHOLOGY & ASSOCIATION
Lacquered artificial pearl is a modern innovation and there is no historical tradition associated with the stone. Nevertheless, its close resemblance to the pearl has imbued it with many of the same associations. It is often linked to motherhood and family, representing emotion and harmony and eternal love.