Freshwater pearls are beautiful gifts loved by almost everyone, but what makes them truly enchanting isn't just their beauty. It's the ever-evolving methods and techniques that farmers use to produce them. This is pearl farming. Pearl farming is the art and science of cultivating freshwater pearls, a process that involves introducing an irritant into a mollusk to trigger the creation of a pearl.
This process, while ancient, is not without its challenges. Yet, with the advances in technology and the ever-changing world around us, the techniques used in pearl farming have needed to evolve to keep up.
The method of artificial cultivation of pearls was first mentioned in Pang Yuanying's miscellany of Wenchang (1083). After that, Japan and other countries began to cultivate artificial pearls. In the Southern Song Dynasty, craftsmen used "Little Buddha elephant" made of lead and silver to be inserted between the outer mantle of mussels, which became a unique "Buddha elephant pearl". In the 13th century, Chinese Buddha like pearls were introduced into Europe, which caused a sensation all over the world and aroused the research of scholars all over the world. In 1761, Linnaeus, a famous biologist, invented the Pearl with handle....
The price of freshwater pearls has been on a steady rise over the past few years, starting to rise rapidly in 2022, by 30-40%. The supply of organic gems like pearls is closely linked to agriculture and the environment. It is particularly affected by environmental changes, epidemics, etc.
In this post, we will explain each of the factors that brought the pearl prices increase as well as assess what the future holds.
- Culture scale drops sharply
- Epidemic affects pearl processing progress
- Pearl jewelry in short supply in China
Zhejiang, China — Eusharon Jewelry Co., Ltd., a renowned name in the Chinese jewelry industry, has announced its official membership with the Zhejiang Province Pearl Industry Association. The membership marks a significant step for Eusharon in its ongoing commitment to contribute to the robust and ethical development of the pearl industry. Established in 2004, the Zhejiang Province Pearl Industry Association is an esteemed organization dedicated to upholding and standardizing the development of the pearl industry. It serves as a trailblazer for industry growth and a consultant to government institutions, uniting leading pearl enterprises, cultivators, and research facilities to leverage...