Twitter’s viral tip revealed

Discover the simple trick for determining the authenticity of a pearl necklace, straight from a viral revelation on . This simple method has caused a sensation on social networks, redefining our perception of the opulent world of pearls.

Pearl necklaces: a symbol of class and heritage

Pearl necklaces are synonymous with luxury and exclusivity. They have long been cherished by families, passed down from grandmother to mother, mother to daughter – a symbol of heritage and sophistication. We often see these pearl necklaces in films, as prime targets for burglars and thieves, because of their immense value. And the reason is not unfounded – a single natural pearl can take years, sometimes decades, to form.

Natural pearls are formed inside oysters by an organic process. When a foreign object, such as a small pebble or shell fragment, penetrates the mollusk, the oyster, unable to expel it, begins to cover it with concentric layers of nacre, a composite material that gives pearls their iridescent lustre. This leads to the formation of the pearl, which in its initial shape is not perfectly round. The longer the pearl remains in the oyster, the larger it grows.

From nature to culture: The world of pearls

In addition to natural pearls, there are other types such as cultured pearls, which follow the same formation process but are induced by human intervention. The most common are artificial pearls, made from acrylics and other laboratory materials. But how do you know if your pearls are real? Sarah Hamblya talented designer from Nevada, USA, revealed her mother's secret trick on Twitter.

The Trick of the Knot: A Secret Unveiled

Sarah points out that, although she doubts that “anyone uses real pearls in clothing ”, her mother showed her that “the difference between real pearls (or high-end brands) and fake ones (or low-end brands) is that high-end pearl brands make a knot between the pearls”. The reason for this is simpler than you might think – “if the string breaks, you won't lose all the pearls”. What's more, as other users point out, this method ensures that the beads don't rub against each other, preventing wear and tear.

Perplexed perceptions of pearls: The Batman scene

We may Batman's scene where his parents are murdered, and the pearl necklace breaks during the assault, scattering pearls everywhere. If Batman's parents were so rich, shouldn't they have owned a better quality pearl necklace? Even fake pearls can be knotted, though.

This question prompts another explanation, as shared by other Twitter users. Some pearls are small and don't allow knots between them, or perhaps the design of the jewel doesn't allow knots. Therefore, to check if a pearl is real and natural, you can “bite them gently. Real ones have a grainy texture on your , while fake ones are smooth,” explains another user. It's like the sensation of running your nails across a chalkboard.

More natural pearl detection techniques

There are other to distinguish a genuine pearl from a fake. Natural pearls are cooler to the touch, slightly below room temperature, and quickly lose their heat on contact. Now you're equipped with the knowledge to discern whether your grandmother's heirloom pearl necklace is a genuine artifact or a well-designed imitation.

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