Choosing Pearl Jewelry Tips to Know Before You Shop for Pearls
birthstone for June, the third and thirtieth wedding anniversary
gem, the symbol of a happy marriage, the emblem of purity, chastity,
and modesty... The pearl is the perfect piece of jewelry for any
pearls there are a number of things to consider besides just the
quality of the pearls. While there is no right or wrong way to
chose pearls, here are a few tips you should consider.
Length - You can buy pearl necklaces in a number of different
lengths. Generally speaking, shorter necklaces flatter long necks,
while long necklaces are nice for smaller necks. The lengths and
names are as follows.
Collar - 12-13"
Choker - 14-16"
Princess - 17-19"
Matinee - 20-25"
Opera - 26-36"
Rope - 37" or longer
The most popular
is the Princess length since it is a good length for both long
and smaller necks.
- The pearl color does not affect the value of the pearl, instead
it is completely in the eye of the beholder. Most people buy pearls
that best match their skin tone. People with light skin usually
buy white or pink pearls while people with darker skin tones tend
to buy black or lavender pearls. In America, white pearls are
the most popular, while in Asia, silver are the most sought after.
- When buying pearl jewelry you should consider if you want an
entire set, or just a certain piece. If for instance, you buy
the necklace, and then later decide to buy the bracelet / earrings
they may not match as well as if you had bought a set. Even if
you buy the same size, and color, the style may not be the same.
Some stores will allow you to buy the individual pieces of a set.
So if you want to buy the other pieces at a later time, they will