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Commitment to quality is the single-most distinguishing feature of the services we render our customers. All our pearls are hand-selected and carefully inspected for high luster, perfect shapes, blemish-free surfaces and genuine rich colors.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase for any reason, send it back to us for a 100% refund within 60 days.
Our business is based on direct purchases/productions from pearl farms stretching from South and East Asia to the South Pacific. Our farm-direct prices avoid middleman and save you up to 80% below retailing prices without sacrificing quality.
GoDaddy® and SafeBuy™ verification, along with secure online purchasing features and a reputation for distinctive quality and integrity are precisely what distinguish DawnRose Pearls in today’s current retail market.
Free UK next day delivery on all of your orders. International express delivery is also available.
Each of your purchases is presented in an elegant gift box to showcase your pearls, with a gift card printed with any personal message. Also included are an introduction card and microfiber cloth for pearl care. All for free.
Each of our products is issued with a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by one of our GIA certified pearl experts, which guarantees both the authenticity of the pearls you have received and specifications as to their quality.
Why Pearls?
The Birth of A Pearl
Pearl Types
    Freshwater Pearls
    Tahitian Pearls
    South Sea Pearls
    Akoya Pearls
Pearl Quality Grading
    An Overview of Pearl Grading Factors
    DawnRose Pearls Grading System
    Freshwater Pearl Grading System
    Tahitian Pearls Grading System
    South Sea Pearls Grading System
    Akoya Pearls Grading System
Pearl Industrial Processes
    Pearl Cultivation Procedures
    Industrial Processes of Harvested Pearls
Pearl Buying Guide
    How to choose pearl types
    How to choose pearl colours
    How to choose pearl necklaces
    Pearl size for different pearl types
    How to choose pearl size-pearl strand
    How to choose pearl size-pearl earrings
    How to choose pearl size-pearl pendant
Customer Bewares
    Genuine Pearl Colors
    Pay Attention to Pearl Shape
    Pearl Size
    Pearl Grading
    The Pearl Nacre Thickness
    Purchasing Pearls Online
    How to Recognize Imitation Pearls
    How to Care Your Pearls
Genuine Pearl Quality Guaranteed
60-Day 100% Money Back Return Policy
Up to 80% Saving
Confidence and Trust
    Privacy Policy
Free UK NEXT DAY delivery
Elegant Presentation
Certificate of Authenticity
About Us
    Customer Testimonials
Terms and Conditions
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How to Recognize Imitation Pearls

How to Recognize Imitation Pearls

Most types of imitation/faux/fake pearls can be fairly easy recognized by weight and color. Acrylic resin and plastic pearls are quite a bit lighter than real pearls. Some of the high-simulated imitation pearls are made from beads of shell, glass or ceramic and coated with a varnish of pearl essence and fish scales to mimic real pearl surface. 

An easy and effective method to recognize the imitation pearls is the “Tooth Test”. Rub the pearls gently across the cutting edge of your front teeth (but don’t bite it!). A real pearl should feel a bit gritty because of the crystalline structure of the pearl nacre. A faux pearl will feel smooth. Or you can gently rub two pearls against each other, real pearls will feel sandy and imitations will feel smooth. 

A genuine pearl will almost always have some surface irregularities. Should you find the surface perfectly smooth without any blemishes, it will be either a valuable high quality pearl (with matching price tag) or a fake. This can be also applied to a pearl strand. A fake pearl strand will have unbelievably uniform surface conditions and no natural variations. Additionally, if the surface is magnified, a fake pearl surface will look grainy, whereas a real pearl’s surface has the characteristics of natural fingerprint-like ridges.

In addition to its fundamental body color, a real pearl will also show overtones. The overtone is an irradiance encompassing the entire pearl body and is a mixture of colors which varies according to the incident light a pearl reflects. Simply speaking, the colors irradiating from a true pearl will vary under different lights, such as that of the sun or a light bulb, and will also vary when viewing it from different angles. It is through color and overtones that one can distinguish an imitation pearl from a real one, as imitations are of uniform color and cannot display overtones.   

Real pearls are sensitive to body temperature and feel cold upon first touch, but will then warm your body. Fake pearls tend to remain at room temperature.