I'm new to this forum and decided to join after constant Google research kept on returning me here! I have a couple of South Sea pearl pendants, mainly drop shapes and one round. I bought them from reputable jewellery stores in person.
How do you know the size of the pearl nuclei and is this important? At their 'fattest' point, my pearls range from about 10.5mm to around 15mm.
Is it a case of the bigger the pearl, the bigger the nuclei? Or was the pearl kept inside the oyster for a longer time before harvest?
Also, after reading horror stories of hollow/watery pearls with nuclei at the bottom, which shattered, should I be worried about this? My pearls seem heavy enough and are nice teardrop shapes. I bought them already made in jewellery.
I look forward to your responses.