More than just a high luster, true metallic pearls have a unique type of luster that comes from within the pearl. As opposed to just a shiny surface.
You must see them in person to really appreciate the effect. But here's a small glimpse at some of the metallic pearls we selected.
Pearls are one of the oldest gems known to man and have been worn as jeweled adornments since antiquity. Yet they also have a mystique about them which makes them even more alluring. Pearls are seeing a modern renaissance. From fashion runways to political elite, pearls are the go-to jeweled accessory favored by many. The truth, though, is that today as in the past, our love affair with pearls is seemingly and happily unending.
Pearl necklaces are the perfect piece to start your pearl jewelry collection. Choosing your first pearl necklace can be exciting and overwhelming in equal parts. But it doesn’t have to be so. With a little research and some reflection, you can find the perfect pearl necklace for yourself. Here are a few points to consider.
As far as cultured pearls go, there are four main types of pearls you can look for in a necklace.
Akoya Pearls were the first pearls to be cultured at pearl farms and are of salt water origin. Renowned for their incredibly sharp, mirror-like luster, they are available in sizes ranging from 3mm up to more than 10mm. Akoya pearls come in a variety of natural colors. White with rose, cream and silvery overtones is the most beloved Akoya pearl color, but these pearls can also be found in shimmering blue as well as captivating golden hues. Black Akoya pearls are color treated but this does not take away from either their beauty or their value. For anyone on the lookout for a “classic” pearl necklace, Akoya pearls are what you should go for.
While there is no standard, internationally accepted pearl grading system, the value of pearls is easily established by referring to several different factors which include the following:
The quintessential strand of pearls for any jewelry or pearl aficionado would be the 7-7.5 mm Akoya necklace. Available in a variety of lengths, this pearl necklace is our most popular for a good reason: large enough to catch the eye, yet demure enough to wear everyday. Its brilliant luster and thick nacre will quickly make it your favorite piece of jewelry.
Available in AAA grade quality, all our strands are hand-knotted between each pearl for security. The pearls are strung with 100% silk thread and finished with a 14K white or yellow gold clasp.