The Tiny Heart: Pearl Jewelry


Pearl Jewelry

Pearl jewelry has long been a favorite among women. The simple elegance of a pearl, combined with the natural beauty it represents, makes this style of jewelry fit with almost any outfit at any event. Because of these factors, pearl is making a comeback. It's popularity has surged in recent years, causing many of the high-dollar jewelry stores to trade some of their gold and diamonds in favor of pearls.

However, it is important to know what to look for when purchasing. Pearl comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and it is rarely the perfect off-white color you see in the movies. If you find a pearl that is perfectly round, but seems to be too inexpensive to be true, be careful – there's a good chance that it is fake.

Factors in Cost

The cost of a pearl can also be influenced by its luster, similarity, size, and even the style of the jewelry its in. The luster of a pearl refers to how clear and sharp reflections are on the surface of the pearl. Ideally, you'll want one with nearly a mirror image. Size is self explanatory; because pearls are naturally forming, the larger you find, the more valuable they will be. Similarity is how well the pearl matches a piece of jewelry it has been paired with. Finally, jewelry style is simple: necklaces are more valuable than rings, while a bracelet composed entirely of pearls might trump both.

Where to Find Pearl Jewelry

The majority of jewelry stores sell pearls; however, you can also purchase them directly from retailers, or go straight to the people who harvest pearls for later use in jewelry. Your best bet likely lies in using a certified retailer to find a pearl that suits what you're looking for; by eliminating the middle man, you can often cut down on the costs. Of course, this means you will need to invest in a way of polishing the pearl. There are multiple retailers on the web, including Take the time to browse through the available selection and find an option that works for you. Numerous varieties of pearl are available, from Akoya to freshwater pearls.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm not really a pearl person but some of those necklaces are so pretty!



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