At Pearls of Joy, we take pride in our wide selection of gem quality Freshwater pearls, which Kevin personally purchases from a select few farms in China. Our 18-inch, 8.0-9.0 mm white, round Freshwater pearl necklace from our bestsellers collection — very similar to the Ziegfeld model from Tiffany’s — features AAA top-quality pearls that are of even higher quality than the ones in the little blue box.
At Pearls of Joy, a AAA grade means the Freshwater pearls are round to near-round in shape, luminous white in color and have a deep, lustrous glow. We believe that our white Freshwater pearls, especially our AAA pearls, are unmatched in their beauty, gorgeousness and appeal!
Moreover, our Freshwater pearl necklaces come with a choice of clasp styles, from sterling silver filigree to 14K and 18K, white and yellow gold ball clasps. Again, while our clasps may not have Tiffany’s style details, we offer more buying choices.
However, things get even more interesting when we bring prices into the mix. At Tiffany’s, you will pay $1,425 for an 18-inch 8.0 to 9.0 mm Ziegfeld Freshwater pearl necklace. A similar Freshwater pearl necklace from Pearls of Joy will only cost you $479.
There is no doubt that Tiffany sells lovely pearls. But part of what you’re paying for is that famous brand name. It comes down to personal preference: are you willing to pay more for lower quality gems with Tiffany's name, or is higher quality what you’re looking for?
Now the question is that if you are planning to buy a Freshwater pearl necklace, does it make sense to buy a pricier one with good luster and off-round pearls, or to choose a necklace with luminous white, round/near round Freshwater pearls that exhibit mouthwatering luster, which you can get at a fraction of the luxury retail price?