What is a Pearl?
A pearl is a hard, glistening object produced within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk or another animal, such as fossil conulariids.
Where Can I Find Pearl In South Africa?
How much does a pearl cost in South Africa?
Natural pearls can range in price from around R500 right up to hundreds of thousands of rands for top-quality South Sea pearls, for instance.
A natural pearl pendant once owned by Marie Antoinette recently fetched a mind-boggling 36 million US dollars at auction or approximately 539 million Rand!
What type of pearl is best?
White and Golden South Sea pearls are the largest and most luxurious of all cultured pearl types on the market today.
Often called the “Queen of Pearls”, South Sea pearls feature a gorgeous palette of natural Golden and White colors that shimmer with delicate overtones and are simply unmistakable.
What are the uses of Pearls?
Pearls have been harvested and cultivated primarily for use in jewelry, but in the past were also used to adorn clothing.
They have also been crushed and used in cosmetics, medicines, and paint formulations.