Pearls are both cultured and natural. Natural pearls are formed naturally in an oyster. Both cultured and natural pearls have been used for centuries.
The formation process is the biggest difference between cultured and natural pearls. Natural pearls are formed by the oyster or mollusk as a response to anirritant. The oyster forms a pearl by releasing a substance around the irritant. Cultured pearls are formed by humans who insert a nucleus into the mollusk The mollusk forms a pearl by releasing nacre. This process can take months or years to complete.
The price is a significant difference between cultured and natural pearl Natural pearls are more expensive than cultured pearls due to the rarity. Natural pearls are less uniform in shape, size and color than cultured pearl It is due to the random formation process of pearls.
cultured pearls are usually treated with chemicals or dye to improve their color and luster. Natural pearls are created by the mollusk.
Natural and cultured pearls can be used to create stunning jewelry. The formation process, price, uniformity and treatment are the main differences.