Joel Schechter, the chief executive of Honora, one of the biggest Manhattan-based importers of Chinese pearls, recently walked into the steel vault at his offices just off Madison Avenue and selected two costly strands of some of his best, blemish-free, half-inch pearls.
The strand from Tahiti, with a wholesale price of $14,000 without the clasp, gleamed silvery white in his hand. Next to it, a strand from China also glistened with perfectly round, blemish-free pearls, but they had a more chalky hue.
At $1,800 wholesale,surface layer
the Chinese strand also had a much less lustrous price. China’s arrival in this segment of the market, Mr. Schechter said, “has made pearls affordable for the average working woman.”
Mr. Zhan, the man who has grown ever richer on cheaper pearls, is chief executive of Grace Pearl, one of the largest companies in Zhuji, a town in Zhejiang Province. Grace grows pearls in Zhejiang and, as real estate and labor costs have risen, also in inland Jiangxi,grandness project
Hunan, Anhui and Hubei Provinces.
The constitution pearl and the shell material, majority is the calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate along with crystallization when the condition different forms the calcite, the aragonite and so on, the pearl is by the aragonite constitution, but the shell is the prism level which constitutes by the calcite. Therefore, although they with are the calcium carbonate crystallize, but as a result of system of crystallization difference, therefore forms the different material - pearl and the shell.
3 horse Bei Zhenzhu: Is one kind of half pearl, also calls the Mabe bead, the steamed bun bead and the half pearl.
Generally after gathering already breeds the good pearl, will prefabricate the half shape's bead nucleus REPLACEion shell's endophragm, causes the convex to face the mother-of-pearl shell the mantle, the plane pastes the tight pearl oyster the shell wall, after REPLACEing, puts in the water to feed again, accumulates over a long period of time, the nacreous layer outside bead nucleus place will wrap forms the semicircle, when gathering it with the partial pearl oyster shellThe wall withdraws together throws grinds to accessories, therefore its individual is gigantic.
Ma Bizhu materially is one kind of regeneration pearl, before then, each earl oyster may produce two grain of circular pearls first,degrees Celsius then may breed 3-7 grain of Ma Bizhu again, especially is very high by the Australian Ma Bizhu output and the quality, its characteristic is the pellet big, an extremely splendid gloss, the pure silver-white color as well as the smooth surface.
Smallest also has 10mm, big may or is bigger to 17mm, and by circular, water-drop shape, ellipse and heart shape and so on each kind of shape. At present world jewelry market very popular Ma Bizhu jewelry, is not only the virtuous young woman women of quality's baldric pet, moreover created unique and the graceful jewelry decorations with Ma Bizhu has also received gentlemen's special favor.