A sommelier is a wine waiter who helps customers choose wine while considering compatibility with food at restaurants, and requires a wide range of knowledge and skills. It is necessary to acquire a wide and deep knowledge of wine and to know the origin and characteristics of the wine that suits the customer better, and the taste and aroma of each. Of course, new wines are released every year, so it is important to catch and absorb new information. In this way, in order to know the world of wine, you can find something that suits you better by grasping various histories, production areas, and types.
Like wine, it won't be easy to combine with the perfect pearl.
Pearls are also divided by type, shape, size, color and terry. I think that some of you may have a hard time finding jewelry that suits you and the situation. We would appreciate it if you could introduce our strength in pearl knowledge and come across pearls and jewelry that are more suitable for our customers.
The value of pearls determines quality5It can be divided into two elements.
In pricing, we consider quality factors from size and evaluate.
The thickness of the nacre that surrounds the core.
The core is made by cutting a shell into a sphere, and around it, a layer of calcium carbonate and protein called the nacre is layered to form a pearl.
The thicker the nacre, the more durable and shiny the pearls are, so they are more valuable.
The thickness of the roll is also related to the aquaculture period and health condition, and the one with a long aquaculture period is a thick roll and has high value.(Koshimono)"When
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On the contrary, short ones are thinly wound.
The luster called "teri" is also important for the quality of pearls.
The glossiness varies depending on the smoothness of the surface, the uniformity of the nacre, and the degree of impurities contained.
The depth of luster is closely related to the winding, and the thicker the winding, the deeper the luster.
It is generally said that "a bright bead reflects the face well like a mirror", but the gloss makes the image of lighting clear.
Scratches on pearls are naturally formed irregularities, also known as "Ekbo" and "Tokki", and are considered separately from acquired scratches such as scratches and scratches. ..
Natural scratches are present on most pearls and are also a proof of genuine pearls.
For that reason, scratch-free pearls are very valuable.
■ Shape / size
Pearls are generally more valuable the closer they are to a perfect circle, but in recent years more well-proportioned drops.(Drop)Shaped things and their pairs(pair)Those with high rarity value, such as, are specially evaluated.
Also, a uniquely shaped baroque(Deformation)There are also unique shapes such as the circle, which is also a characteristic of black pearls.
The size of pearls is measured by diameter, and millimeters are used as the display unit.
Large pearls are rare and size has a significant impact on the price of pearls.
Among Akoya pearls and white butterfly pearls, pinkish white is popular, and darker shades of black butterfly pearls are traded at higher prices.
However, such shades do not show value.
You can choose the color that suits your taste from a wide variety of colors.
Types of pearls
■ Black pearl
Black pearls, known as black pearls, are cultivated in the iridescent waters that surround the French Polynesia.
There is a surprisingly wide variety of colors.
overall90%Since the above can be obtained in Tahiti, it is sometimes called Tahiti Pearl or Tahiti by the name of the place of origin.
Perradione Jewelery100%Quality controlled by the Tahitian government,
We use high quality black pearls.
Black pearls are characterized by their colorful variations and mysterious brilliance.
It is fun to coordinate with exquisite color nuances such as light gray, green, red, blue and brown.
In particular, the glossy reddish green type is called peacock green and has a rare value.
In addition to round shapes, there are also unique shapes such as the unique baroque shape and the ring-shaped wavy circle on the pearl surface, which is a characteristic of Tahitian pearls.
Poppies are pearls whose nuclei have been released by the mother oyster due to chance, and it is unknown how most of them come out.
It is made up of only nacre, which becomes glossier when the layer is thick, so it has a strong shine even if it is small.
The original shape is also very popular among jewelry designers.
The types of poppies can be obtained from various shellfish such as black butterflies, red butterflies, and white butterflies.80%Since we purchase the products, we can offer a wide variety of proposals.
■ Akoya pearls
Akoya pearls, which are mainly cultivated in Japan, have been cultivated in Vietnam, which has a warm climate in recent years.
Because the size of the mother shell is small, there are few large ones,10mmThose of larger sizes are especially valuable.
The nacre of Akoya pearls is finely textured and has a beautiful, transparent feeling that is not found in other pearls.
Most of them are white with a faint pink or green tint and shine brightly, but they have a warm yellowish tinge.
Creams and blues, which have a natural color, are also preferred.
Among Akoya pearls2～5mmThe size is called "Baby Akoya".
Not only are they small and cute, but they also have the "territory" and "roundness" that are characteristic of Akoya pearls.
For pearls that trade by weight, small and light baby Akoya is time-consuming and is now mostly cultivated.
Meanwhile, the La Pearl Drient Group has succeeded in cultivating beautiful baby aquaculture with very wrapped nacre at its own farm in Vietnam, and also handles a large number of Perradione jewelry.
■ White butterfly pearl
White butterfly pearls grow in the warm waters of the South Sea and throughout Australia and Indonesia80%Can be taken.
The warmth of the sea causes the mother-of-pearl to grow fast, producing thick, silky, lustrous pearls.
In addition, the white butterfly shell, which is the mother shell of the white butterfly pearl, is the largest.30 cmAnd20mmYou may also get close pearls.
Due to the gorgeousness and luster that comes from this size, the profound and dignified image is the charm of white butterfly pearls.
White pearl oysters with golden rims produce pearls in bright yellow to gold shades, while those with silver rims produce stunning white or silver pearls.