Edison pearls are the result of many years of experimentation and perfection of the cultivating technique – a significant achievement for the cultured pearl industry. But what makes different than another farm? These are almost perfectly round, they come in sizes up to inch inch, their skin is smooth, they have an intense luster, and they come in many different colors, such as purple, pink, bronze, peach, gold, champagne, and white.
The History of Edison Pearls
These were first introduced to the market in 2010 by Grace Pearls, a group of cultivating companies located in Zhuji, a town in the Zhejiang Province in east-central China. This worked closely with Zhejiang University to develop the cultivating process used to create these unique pearls. After five years of research and experimentation, they were finally happy with the results.
Zhan Weijian, president of Grace Pearls, named these after Thomas Edison. Ironically, Mr. Zhan did not choose the name out of admiration for Thomas Edison, but rather out of appreciation for their own achievement. In an interview, he said that "Edison, for all his intelligence, could not invent pearls or diamonds."
How Are Edison Pearls Cultivated?
Edison Pearl Jewelry
Edison Pearl Jewelry
Grace Pearls guard their techniques closely and they do not even want reveal on which of their farms they grow Edison.
What we do know is that the mollusks are carefully selected through genetic research. The mussels are implanted with tiny beads, instead of mussel tissue like other freshwater cultured pearls. They also use a special method when inserting the beads, which is slightly different from the technique other farms are using.
Also, the water temperature and level of mussels are other important factors for Edison Pearl farming. Depending on different seasons, the water level for hanging mussels has to changed in order to cultivate better quality jewelry.
Most fresh freshwater mussels produce many small pieces of jewelry, while Edison mollusks only produce one gem per mollusk, which is why these can become so huge.
Superior Quality of Edison Pearls
The first cultured jewelry was farmed successfully in 1916. These early pearls were of low grade, but over the years many improvements were made to the cultivating process, and the quality improved a lot. But the quality was taken up a notch with the introduction of Edison pearls to the market. The size, shape, luster, and colors of Edison pearls are phenomenal, putting these are in a class of their own. What makes them even more remarkable is the fact that they are surprisingly affordable.
Women throughout the world are now able to afford superior quality in any shape, size, and color they prefer. Have a look at our Edison jewelry direct from Grace Pearls' headquarters. You're sure to find something that suits your style.