The most common way is to gently rub them on your teeth. If the surface is gritty or rough, it is real. If the pearl is too smooth, it’s likely a fake.
Yes, I only sell real pearls. There are no plastic or crystal imitations at my store.
First, let’s go over one of the most common misconceptions – cultured pearls are imitation or fake pearls. Absolutely not! The only difference is that in case of cultured pearls human intervention is required. So pearl farmers plant the seed inside a mollusk allowing the process required to create a pearl to begin. Natural pearls occur without any intervention by humans. Cultured pearls are grown in pearl farms, freshwater lakes, rivers, ponds.
I do not have retail locations at the moment, but I try to make sure every photo is as accurate and detailed as possible.