Quote Originally Posted by nnguye20 View Post
I understand lilliefuzzyscks' point about Kasumi pearl, as their name should be respected and should only be used for Japanese pearls coming from lake Kasumi ga Ura. However, I personally still think Chinese "kasumi" pearls are beautiful untreated pearls and they can still be appreciated as valuable (but less rare) gems. Afterall, someone did work hard to produce these pearls. Too bad these people did not give their pearls different names. Mass produce or not, they are still quite pretty to the eye. I would still buy Chinese "kasumi" pearls if they fit my taste, but I do wish I can call them by different names
The Chinese Ripple pearls can be stunning but the really good ones are not terribly inexpensive. ( obviously a lot cheaper than the real thing) But I agree that they are worth buying. We only object to people using the incorrect and misleading Kasumi to label them. It would help if the Chinese could come up with a generic name that everyone can use. Like Ripple...