How are pearls identified? The following is a compilation of pearl rings for everyone how to distinguish the real from the fake, let’s take a look together! Hope that can help you.
How to distinguish a pearl ring from a fake:
(1) Sensory method
The feeling method, also known as the hand feeling method, is a method of distinguishing a pearl from a fake by hand. Real pearls are cool to the touch, while fake imitation pearls feel smooth and greasy. At the same time, it is difficult for natural pearls to achieve a completely round surface smooth, if you touch the pearl surface smooth and full of dead angles, then you can guess that this is a fake pearl. There is another way to evaluate the weight of the pearl through the feeling of the hand to infer the authenticity, pure glass imitation beads, heavier than natural pearls, if it is waxed glass imitation beads, the weight is only about half of natural pearls, this method requires a more solid pearl foundation to do.
(2) Friction method
Real natural pearls rub against each other, there will be a bumpy frosted feeling (jerky and rough feeling), and if you rub hard, some powder will fall. Fake pearls, two beads rubbing against each other, smooth, slippery, can not touch pearl powder. Real pearls are not afraid of rubbing, because after rubbing, as long as the powder is wiped off, the original luster is revealed.
How to distinguish a pearl ring from a fake two:
(3) Direct observation method:
1. Look at the color status
The natural color of pearl color is divided into body color, color and vignetting, the color shines from the inside of the pearl, more soft and flexible, layered, basically no two pearls are exactly the same.
The natural color Tahitian black pearl with color coming out from the inside
Dyed pearls, on the other hand, are generally rich in color and dull, floating on the surface, such as the kind of string pearls, each of which is particularly consistent and unchanged.
Dyed pearls, uniform and dull in color, deep in tone
2. Look at the color distribution
Most pearls have more or less blemishes, and naturally colored pearls tend to have lighter flaws in color.
Although different metallic shades are added to dyed pearls in an effort to create natural vignetting, the color distribution is prone to unevenness, especially in the holes and imperfections of pearls, which are clearly defined – these features are easily detected in the case of bright light.
Different shades of dyed pearls imitating natural vignetting, uneven color, floating on the surface, visible stains
The color of dyed pearls is generally unstable and will fade over time; Necklaces etc. connected with rope, etc., if you look closely at the rope part, it is possible to see the fading of the dye.