Pearls real or faux?

How can you tell faux pearls from real pearls? The article cites several pearl imitation tests including the tooth test:  by rubbing pearls lightly across the enamel of mimi-pearlsyour teeth the genuine cultured and natural pearls should feel gritty and rough. The imitation pearl when tested this way feels smooth against your teeth. It is a very good article about pearls and taking care of them. Left:  Jacqueline Kennedy Pearl Necklace, image  from the online John F. Kennedy Library and Museum store


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