Selecting Pearl Jewelries for Your Collection
For a long time now, pearl jewelries have been around with gold, silver and other gems and are used by royalties as accessories. These pearls were first recorded to be used when a Chinese emperor was offered a gift of pearls and since then royal families have kept them in their families and passed them down to their succeeding children. These pearls where not only used to make necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings, but were also used as ornamentations for crowns, and soon as ornaments on furniture and tombs.
But, pearls were only available to the upper class because of their rarity and availability, they were not easily found and harvested. Pearl collection was heavily obsessed upon by the rich people at the time that they outlawed commoners of their kingdom to wear anything that has pearls in it.
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.
To be able to buy the perfect pearl, several factors must be considered including:
Pearl Type. There are two types as far as pearl goes, freshwater type and saltwater type. The more preferable type if you want a diverse selection of pearls are freshwater pearls as they come in all sorts of colors, sizes and shapes, perfect for ornamenting something with a pearl and allowing the pearl to fit any odd slots and nooks. But, if you want the more traditional look of pearls, you should look for the saltwater variety as these pearls tend to be white, symmetrical and possesses more of a luster. Keep in mind that each region of the world produces its own unique pearls, and some have unique qualities that no other pearls posses.
Another important feature to be considered is the quality of the pearl itself. 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.
Purchasing a pearl also entails you to look for the perfect shape, size and color to suit your desires. 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. The price will remain the same whatever the color the pearl comes in.