Pearls: Elegant and Timeless Pieces for Every Ocassion
June 2, 2019
Jewellery gives life to an outfit. Whether it is diamond, gold, silver, precious stones or fine cultured pearl jewellery, it lends sophistication and character to the person wearing it. Among all of those mentioned, pearls are the most versatile and classic. They are very simple – small round beads; most are white, but some have different hues characteristic of where they are from.
Why are some pearls more expensive than others?
There are two types of pearls: natural and cultured. Divers go to the depths of the sea to mine pearls from oysters that inhabit the sea. It is so rare to find natural pearls, which makes them more expensive than cultured pearls. The rarity of natural pearls adds to their value. Cultured pearls, on the other hand, are more common and are easier to mine. Pearl farmers culture them on land, in aquariums where they can monitor their growth, and when they are ripe for mining, they will take out the pearls, ready for distribution to different jewellers. Other factors that affect the value of pearls are their size, colour and surface quality. South Sea pearls are the most expensive pearls in the world. Larger pearls are also more expensive than smaller ones. The rounder and shinier ones also hold more value.
What is the most precious pearl in the world?
The biggest – measured at 26 inches – and most expensive pearl was valued at $100 million. A Filipino fisherman discovered it in the seas of Palawan Island in the Philippines.
Pearls combined with other metals
Jewellers set pearls in gold, platinum or silver. They look good with either of these metals. Regardless of what metal they are set onto, they are suitable for both formal and casual occasions. This is one of the advantages of buying pearl jewellery rather than other types such as diamonds, as you can wear them with virtually anything and anywhere. Diamonds have the personality of being suitable for formal occasions and being too flashy for everyday use.
Invest in these pearl pieces
You can never go wrong with simple pearl earrings. Wear them with jeans, evening dresses, corporate attire or even gym clothing. Choose an appropriate size that will enhance your facial features and not take the attention away from your face. A strand of pearls for your neck is also a must. You can wear it on formal events or with a crisp white shirt and jeans. A pair of dainty dangling pearl earrings set in platinum, silver or gold will give you an air of youthfulness and elegance at the same time. Pearl bracelets are not as popular as gold or diamond bracelets, but owning one is still a good idea.
Pearls are an excellent investment; you can pass them on to future generations. They will also never go out of style; that is the advantage of pearls. You can wear them with just about any outfit and not worry if the pearls will look good with it, because they almost always do.