A Pearl is Created:

In short, pearls are found inside living oysters. Pearls are the result of a biological process – they are the oyster’s way of protecting itself from foreign substances. The formation of a pearl begins when a foreign substance slips into an oyster, which irritate­s the oyster (kind of like the oyster getting a splinter). The oyster’s natural reaction is to cover up that irritant with layers of a nacre substance (the same substance that is used to create the shell). This eventually forms a pearl. So a pearl is a foreign substance covered with layers of nacre.

Laguna Pearl is an established Beverly Hills based store that sells pearl jewelry exclusively.  I recently got myself a pair of White Akoya Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings from Laguna Pearl. The studs are amazing.  The luster and appearance were both fantastic. I could not see any blemishes (through the naked eye). The pearls are perfectly rounded and the same size, and the color is excellent. Additionally, the shipping was quick and the packaging was impressive. Overall I would rate these pearl studs as flawless, and would recommend Laguna Pearl to anyone looking to buy some new pearl jewelry.

Speaking of getting new pearl jewelry – please enter the Summer Giveaway for a chance to win a $750 gift card to LagunaPearl.com. There will be 5 runner-up prizes including necklaces and earrings. And everyone who enters will be given a discount of $20-$150 to use online!

The first runner-up will receive a freshwater Pearl Necklace.

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The next four Runners Up win a set of White Akoya Stud Earrings

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