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types of pearls

Types Of Pearls

By informing yourself about the four main types(Akoya. Freshwater, South Sea and Tahititian pearls), you can be sure to... more»
pearl colors

Pearl Colors

Pearls come in wide variety of colors, also known as "palette of colors". From whites, yellows, golden, pinks, blues and black and almost every... more»
pearl grading

Pearl Grading

As with any other item that can appear in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and conditions, a system of grading must be used when selecting quality... more»
pearl size

Pearl Size

When it comes to quality pearls, like most things, size does matter. A key factor in a pearl's value is its size, with the larger pearls generally being the... more»
pearl necklace lengths

Pearl Necklace Lengths

Pearl necklaces are many things to many people. They express stature, elegance, and success. Below you will a basic overview of the most common... more»
pearl care

Pearl Care

Cultured pearls are relatively soft compared to other gemstones and precious metals. So it is important to take special care of your pearls to ensure... more»
pearl value factors

Pearl Value Factors

There are 6 main factors to keep in mind when determining a pearls quality and worth: Nacre, Luster, Surface, Shape, Color and Size... more»
pearl cultivation

Pearl Cultivation

Cultured pearls are simply real pearls managed in a semi-controlled environment. The culture of the modern pearl market drives an innovative... more»
pearl shapes

Pearl Shapes

A perfectly round pearl is the most sought after and the most rare of cultured pearls. So rare are round pearls that only 5-10% of some pearl farm's... more»
about mikimoto pearls

Mikimoto Pearls

If you know much about pearls, you've heard of the very old Mikimoto brand. Mikimoto is famous for selling cultured Akoya pearls of high quality... more»
freshwater vs. cultured pearls

Freshwater vs. Cultured Pearls

Is this pearl necklace comprised of freshwater or cultured pearls? This is a common question... more»
about Akoya pearls

Japanese vs. Chinese Pearls

Within the pearl industry there is a mistaken belief that Japanese Akoya pearls are of finer quality then Chinese Akoya pearls... more»
How To Buy Pearls

How To Buy Pearls

Buying pearls can be a daunting and difficult task for the uninitiated but with a little bit of research the job can... more»
How To Buy a Pearl Necklace

How To Buy a Pearl Necklace

The pearl necklace is a classic piece of jewelry that has remained popular for literally centuries... more»
Pearl Earring Size

Choose The Right Size of Pearl Earrings

When buying pearl earrings it is important to understand how the different "mm" sizes will look and feel... more»
Fake vs. Real Pearls

Fake Vs. Real Pearls

How to tell if you have imitation pearls or real pearls... more»
where to buy pearls

Where To Buy Pearls

If you're in the market for pearls, you need to think about your choices. You basically have three options: from a retail store, from eBay, or from an on-line website devoted to pearls... more»

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