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Q.
How do you tell a genuine pearl from an imitation pearl?
- Esme, NC
A.
To test, rub the pearl on the smooth surface of your tooth. The imitation will feel smooth as it rubs across the tooth surface. The genuine pearl will offer a slight resistance, described by some as gritty. Train yourself to the sensations using a pearl that you know is genuine and one you know is not.

Pearls should be worn often because your warm body temperature and natural oils from the skin enhance the luster. Enjoy your pearls for what they are, true organic gems.

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