Sensation: faceted pearls – a dream that has become a reality
It is believed that natural pearls are beautiful in themselves and do not need additional decoration. Until recently, it was generally thought that it could not be cut. It turned out that this was not the case at all!
When cut diamonds, emeralds, rubies and other precious stones ceased to amaze jewelry lovers, the craftsmen took up other materials. Experiments have become on nothing else, like on pearls.His cutting was predicted by the great Karl Faberge, who firmly believed that in the future the processing of pearls would become quite a common practice. Then they looked at him as a dreamer, today they refer to his assumptions, as an idea that is taking place.
The pioneers of pearl jewelry processing technology were Japanese specialists from Komatsu Diamond Industry. Since 1967, for 20 years, they have unsuccessfully tried to cut pearls. During this time, jewelers have tried various types of material, cultivated Akoy pearls turned out to be the most unsuitable for experiments. But success was achieved only after testing the technology on pearls from the regions of the Southern Seas and Tahiti.
Today, in addition to the Japanese, several companies in Australia and China are engaged in processing. Masters who own special techniques, not so much. One of the most prominent is our compatriot Viktor Tuzlukov. He developed his own technology and achieved incredible results. Its pearls are so symmetrical and proportional, that even the king of precious stones can envy them.
Viktor Tuzlukov managed to process already 20 pearls, many of which became part of the jewels of the creative and bright jeweler Ilgiz Fazulzyanov.
Faceted pearls are no longer Carl Faberge’s fantasies at all, but a reality that surprises and delights! Now faceted beads can be added to the list of the most expensive pearls in the world.