Pearls

Pearl Shapes and Colors

Pearl Shapes Shapes that are not spherical or even symmetrical are considered lower quality. Akoya, Tahitian, and South Sea pearls found in jewelry have a tendency to be the roundest, while Freshwater pearls can be oval or slightly off-round. Traditionally, the most desired pearl shape has been round. But nowadays, you can...

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Picking Out the Right Pearl for You

When it comes to choosing a pearl type for your necklace or earrings, there are now so many to choose from. Far more varieties, shapes and colors than in years past. The specific characteristics you should consider are type, shape, color, and luster and of course size. Cultured Pearls vs. Natural...

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Pearls – Amazing, Natural Beauty

Over the past 20 years, the cultured pearl has gone through what may be the most profound identity shift that any gem has ever undergone. Once considered a white gem, like diamonds, the cultured pearl is now positioned as a colored stone with just about as many shades as, say,...

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