A Handy Guide to Pearl Jewelries
Pearl jewelries have been used by people especially royalties since the dawn of time, along with jewelries also made of gold, silver, and other gems. The first record of pearls being used is in China, offered to the emperor as a gift, ever since then, royal families have coveted these precious stones and have passed them down to generations. The pearls were used as pendants, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings but were soon used as ornaments on crowns, furniture, and even tombs.
But, pearls were only available to the upper class because of their rarity and availability, they were not easily found and harvested. Pearls were hoarded by the upper class nobles of the time so much so that common people were never allowed to wear them.
Nowadays, pearl culturing has been invented and has developed the pearl industry to the point that pearls and pearl jewelries are everywhere and are not expensive to boot. These pearls when worn can exhibit qualities that symbolize simplicity, grace, and purity.
These important factors must be considered when searching and purchasing a pearl:
The kind of pearl. There are two types as far as pearl goes, freshwater type and saltwater type. Freshwater pearls are the better choice if you want your pearl to be an ornament to something else, as the pearls will fit any odd nook and cranny considering they come in different shapes, colors and sizes. However, if you tend to prefer the more traditional white, glossy and perfectly round pearls, then you should opt to buy saltwater pearls instead. Keep in mind that each region of the world produces its own unique pearls, and some have unique qualities that no other pearls posses.
The quality of the pearl is one of the main factors in choosing one. A round shape, smooth surface, good gloss is the qualities one should look for in a good quality pearl, if ever you choose to buy a bigger size pearl, know that it comes at a more expensive price.
The color, shape and size of a pearl can also be of great importance when selecting a pearl to purchase. When it comes to shape, the more round a pearl is, the more expensive it is, some pearls also come in irregular shapes, teardrops and ovals. Size is a deciding factor for purchasing pearls, this is because a larger a pearl is, the higher it’s price will be. Whatever color of pearl you will choose, the price will remain the same.