For those vegetarians who are in love with pearl and is happen to be their favorite jewelry, it would be a very interesting question whether they should wearing pearl? They might need to think about how they go about it. The matter of fact is, pearls can actually be harvested without killing the oyster. Once the pearl is being extracted, they can immediately implant another seed. So they claimed it has nothing to do with the oyster since a pearl is not a part of the oyster but rather it is just an actual stone and a little dirt that can get in the oyster in any way. It is going to keep there for quite a long time and it began cultivating. So it is not the oyster natural part as the oyster would be just an agent for preservation and cultivation. But, this is rather contradictory as some may said this kind of action been caused the oysters being suffered from torturing.
Even oysters aren’t necessarily killed for the pearl (but I just cannot think of mass pearl producers are going to care about killing the oysters), I would think that it is still be considered an animal byproduct that vegans are not going to use. Pearl is of no different with honey, wool or any other things which do not directly cause the death of the animal providing it. From the vegan opinions, pearls and shells shouldn’t be use in a vegan lifestyle.
Most people will have their own reasons for convert into vegan. Some may because of the health or environmental concerns, some are through religious beliefs, some are due to love of animals, and many other reasons. You need to ask yourself about the reasons for having yourself turn into vegan and you should come out with a way for you to wear pearls.
Veganism shouldn’t be just a diet, but it is more of a lifestyle option which come with different levels. You will find that there are pearls extracted from oysters which got an irritant in the oysters and formed a pearl around with no intervention from human and they can cost you a fortune. By the way, if you really want to wear pearls, you can wear the artificial one. There are some superb simulated pearls that you can get. The best one that you can get would be the Majorca pearls which are made in Spain.
Vegans are against pearls. If you ever having experience to the extends where you buy an oyster and then get to keep the pearl? The famers will pry the shell open and slice the oyster apart. And often than not they will find nothing in the shell. And there are some farms whihc tend to be more concern with their oyster. The will repeatedly inflicting pain on the oyster for just a few small pearls.
For some people, they would think there is a heck of a lot difference in killing and eatting something than using a product they made or their fur, hair and etc. Those who wearing leather shoes claimed that they know the cow has already been killed for it’s meat and they just not really feel sorry about it.
Please keep in mind that, vegans don’t making use of any animals products, even if the animal was not tortured or killed. Vegans don’t wear them nor eat them. This includes small insects and oysters as well. Vegans do not wear leather, doesn’t matter whether they are belts or shoes. Vegans do not use honey. Vegans do not use any dairy products. Therefore, if you are a serious vegan, you should say no to pearls, because they are from living creatures. You should say no to coral, because when they are taken out, it cause the ecosystems get destroying. Also, you shold say no to diamonds, because you will not wish to getting yourself wearing blood diamonds.