Jenurery offers good quality cultured freshwater pearls and Japanese Akoya pearls. All our pearls are selected for their depth of luster and distinctiveness of overtone. Best quality pearls are determined by luster, size, shape, surface perfection, and colour. Our pearls are chosen using the those criteria:
Luster is an intense brightness that illuminates from within the pearl rather than just being “shiny” like in imitation pearls. Luster results from the reflection of light rays of the pearl’s inner layers of nacre, like light bouncing off a convex mirror. It is what gives a natural or cultured pearl its unique beauty. Pearl enthusiasts seek crisp and highly reflective luster that displays sharp “mirror-like” surfaces from reflective light sources. The dullness of the pearl will reduce its value significantly. Pearls with poor luster can end up looking like chalky beads. On the contrary, pearls with high luster may have a metallic effect striking from the inner layer of pearls.
Size should also be taken into consideration. Naturally occurring pearls need to go through a long strenuous cycle. They can take several years to fully develop, as layers upon layers of nacre continue to stack up.
There are three pearl shapes including symmetrical, spherical, and baroque. A perfectly round pearl is hard to cultivate so it’s the rarest and most desirable. The most perfectly round a pearl is, the rarest and prized it is. However, some types of pearls are exceptions to that rule. Take baroque pearls as a sample. Many pearl enthusiasts love the distinctiveness of baroque pearls.
Natural or cultured pearls are hard to achieve perfection. The smoothness of the surface determines the quality of pearls. Inclusions may occur when a pearl forms,such as abrasions, spots, bumps or wrinkles.
Good quality pearls offer an astonishing array of colours. The palette of colour extends to every hue, just like the spectrum of the rainbow. This is what makes a real pearl so special as this quality cannot be replicated in artificial pearls.
The body color is the pearl’s dominant overall color.Choosing your preferred colour is a matter of taste.
Good quality pearls glow with a variety of colours known as the iridescent phenomenon. Orient is a shimmer of iridescent rainbow colours below a pearl’s surface.
The body colour is striking by additional colours called overtone. Overtone is one or more translucent colours that lie over a pearl’s body colour, mostly bright silvery-white (only occurs in high luster pearls), the hint of cream, pink, blue in white pearl. Colourful overtone subtly enhancing their sparkle.