Pearl Necklace & Earrings On Budget
A pearl is a spherical and lustrous object which comes from inside the shell
of an oyster or clam, and is highly valued especially for use in jewelry.
Similar to a mollusk’s shell, a pearl is made up of calcium carbonate in
very microscopic crystalline form and is deposited in concentric layers.
Only true pearls are considered to be valuable, which can either be natural
or cultured pearl. Cultured pearls are the most common variant of pearls
sold in the market, while pearls that form naturally in the wild are very
rare and is usually very expensive.
Cultured pearls are made by introducing an irritant or a “mother of pearl”
bead inside an oyster or mollusk. The mollusk reacts to the irritation by
secreting a crystalline substance known as nacre, and this accumulates
around the irritant in concentric layers, which ultimately forms a pearl.
Natural pearls, on the other hand are made through natural process or
without the intervention of man. In the past, hundreds of oysters were
collected and opened (which is consequently killed) just to find wild
pearls. This has been the trend in those times which is why natural pearls
are now very hard to find.
Pearls can be cultured from both freshwater and saltwater. Freshwater pearls
usually come from lakes and ponds, and the mollusks that produce them are
capable of producing around 50 pearls at any given time. Saltwater pearls on
the other hand are cultured in saltwater, specifically inside oysters, and
the yield is only one pearl per oyster. For this reason, saltwater pearls
are much more valuable as compared to their freshwater counterparts. Akoya
pearls are one of the very well-known saltwater pearls which are cultured
from Japan, and also has very high luster.
Pearls can also come in a wide range of colors, and is a significant factor
in pearl grading. The color of a pearl is made up of its bodycolor and
overtone. The bodycolor is known as the pearl’s main color, and is dictated
by factors such as the oyster specie, water conditions and even the kind of
nucleus deposited inside the oyster. The overtone is known as the pearl’s
secondary color, which is usually translucent, and adds depth and glow to
the bodycolor. For example, a white pearl can have a pink or green overtone,
while there are also some that doesn’t have any overtone.
When we think about pearl jewelry, the first thing that usually comes to
mind is the pearl necklace. Generally, Akoya pearls are made into necklaces,
although other variants such as South Sea, Black Tahitian and freshwater
pearls may also be used. Akoya pearls are a perfect choice if you are
looking for a good quality and classic-style pearl bracelet. Pearl earrings
also a very common part of a woman’s jewelry collection and is usually
bought as a set with matching pearl necklaces. Pearl jewelry are not only
good as fashion items, they are also an excellent choice for people looking
for good investment options.
In shopping for pearl necklace & earrings, it is important to take a closer look at the
pearl itself. Pearl prices are usually dictated by several factors such as
pearl’s luster, nacre, color, surface, size and shape. For example, luster
is considered to be the most significant quality of a pearl, and is
categorized from poor to excellent. The nacre quality or thickness is
directly related to a pearl’s luster and is categorized as chalky
appearance, nucleus visible and acceptable. Remember that each pearl is
unique and beautiful in its own way; each will have its own characteristics
and attributes, which is why it is strongly advised that you do some further
research when buying or investing in pearl jewelry.
Our Sample Pearl Products
Voyageur Light Pastel Pearl Necklace
price: $ 197.00
Voyageur Canary Yellow Pearl Necklace With Rondelles
price: $ 300.00
Our price: $ 197.00
Lady Helen White Pearl Drop Earrings
price: $ 97.00
Stella Voyageur Pearl Earrings
price: $ 97.00
Please view our catalog section for more pearl products at wholesale prices, and contact us
for more information if you wish to purchase any of the products. Do note
that you need to purchase a minimum of 5 units of each product to enjoy the