A real pearl is round in shape and white. However, pearls are also available in pink, silver, cream, gold, green, blue and black color. Pearls have been grown for 100 years and are made by mussels and have a lifespan of 100-150 years. Pearls are damaged by both high and low humidity as well as acids, alcohol, sweat, and greasy skincare products.
Freshwater pearls are the most common pearl and are grown from mussels that live in freshwater. They are available in many different shapes and grades. Round pearls with a beautiful natural luster are the best and most sought after. Freshwater pearls come in several different colors, such as white, silver-white, off-white, champagne pink, and purple.