Cultured Pearls

Cultured pearls are natural pearls, not artificial or imitation pearls. The only difference between cultured pearls and natural pearls is in the tissue implant in an oyster or mussel placed by man, not by nature. All other conditions are the same for natural pearls and cultured pearls.

Nowadays, almost all pearls on the world market are cultured pearls. Since 1952 pearl hunting has been prohibited worldwide.