Frequently Asked Questions

Are cultured pearls considered “real” pearls?

Yes, Cultured pearls are real actual pearls, but they are formed through human intervention, specifically the implantation of a nucleus into the mollusk to spur pearl growth. Fake or imitation “pearls” would refer to beads or objects that are made to look like pearls but are in fact a different material altogether, typically plastic, shell, or some type of composite.