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How are synthetic pearls made?

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Synthetic is not a term used to describe imitation pearls. Synthetic, in the case of gemstones, is completely manmade, and it has to have the same structure, constituents, and chemistry as its natural counterpart. No cultured pearl is completely manmade. There is always human intervention, but the mollusk grows the cultured pearl. Of cultured pearls, only tissue-nucleated and keshis have the same structure, constituents, and chemistry as their natural counterparts, but they result from human intervention. So when the two criteria that determine a synthetic gem are applied, there is no cultured pearl or imitation that meets both. Therefore, no cultured pearl or imitation is a synthetic.

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