Pearl Earrings: Elegant And Graceful
Officially the oldest gem in the history of the world, the birth of a pearl is truly a marvel of nature. Pearls grow naturally in living oysters which are found deep down in the sea, unlike other gems or precious metals that need to be mined. In contrast to precious stones that need cutting and polishing to hone their look, pearls are born wholly, with a gleaming and lustrous inner glow. And that is the why pearl jewellery
looks so beautiful. A pearl is born from a natural process when a foreign body like a shell piece or a parasite, gets lodged within an oyster’s body. Finding an alien irritant within its body, the oyster’s natural defense mechanism kicks in and this alien body gets covered in layer after layer of a crystal like secretion. These secretions get hardened over time. The result – a beautiful gem with an inner glow - a pearl.
Buying Pearl Earrings
Pearls have always been celebrated for their color and uniform round shape. The customer is no longer restricted to the traditionally discrete white pearl jewellery
. Today, pearls in lively, spirited colors and unusual shapes are embodied into all kinds of jewels from a pearl necklace to pearl drop earrings like long earrings, tassels, traditional big earrings, fashion jhumka or big studs. Pearls have also made an entry into the segment of tribal jewellery, often paired with other gemstones like agate, blue sapphire, carnelian, cat’s eye and even amethyst. You can buy Styylo Jewels Diva Style Pearl Copper Jhumka earring for an ethnic look. Although colored pearls are the fashionable preference, still the rose and silver/white pearls remain a classic choice. Try Zaveri Pearls Dark Antique Zinc Jhumki earring. The color on the earrings pops, and it is a great choice for you. As a general note when making suggestions - copper and beige toned pearls are more flattering to darker complexions. Graceful and timeless, pearls add a charm and beauty to any jewel, whether set in acrylic, aluminum, alloy, bone, brass, and ceramic.
Quality Of A Pearl
The quality of a pearl and its monetary evaluation depends on five factors:
Luster – The most important factor, luster refers to the way a pearl’s surface reflects light and the inner glow which is due to the refraction of light. Graded from high to medium and low, high-grade luster reflects more light and carries a deep-seated glow. Jewels Capital Diva Style Pearl Alloy Jhumki earring have great luster.
Color – Pearls come in an array of beautiful colors ranging from white to black and many other hues in between the entire color spectrum. The quality and price factor is defined mostly by a customer’s preference as no one color is superior to the other.
Size – Measured in millimeters through its diameter, pearls come in sizes from extremely small (1 millimeters) to large (20 millimeters or more). The most popular being the size 7. Even though size plays no role in determining a pearl’s quality, it is detrimental for its pricing.
Surface – The second most important quality factor is the surface of a pearl. The more the number of flaws or blemishes the lesser is its quality quotient. The cleaner pearls have no spots or cracks/bumps or wrinkles on them. Thus, they command a higher price in the market,
Shape – The rounder a pearl, the more valuable it is for making pearl jewellery. Perfectly round pearls are a rare natural occurrence. The other basic shapes are divided into categories: oval, drop, button, semi-round, ringed, baroque, and semi baroque.
With the depletion of the supply of natural pearls, they are now ranked among the rarest of gems. Following the demand and supply principle, infrequently found natural pearls fetch phenomenal prices. Whether an antique pearl necklace or a pair of natural pearl earrings, these jewels are auctioned and sold for record-breaking amounts.
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