To Me Pearls are Elegant and Affordable.

My personal blog about how I discovered elegant and beautiful pearls jewelry at half cost.

Monday, September 25, 2006

To Me Pearls are Beautiful, Elegant and Affordable.
I can’t list many things more elegant than pearl jewelry. Many people think that pearl jewelries are reasonable for a bridal otherwise they are expensive and even overpriced. But I thing people can shop get perfect pearl jewelry for a good price.

We have to keep in mind some pearls are natural while others are cultured pearls. Natural pearls are created around a grain of sand. In fact, an oyster usually creates a pearl. Only about one in a hundred oysters naturally create a pearl, and of those, only about one in ten are quality pearls. Cultured pearls are actually superior in quality to most natural pearls. So, rest assured that cultured pearl jewelry is just as desirable and elegant - if not more so - than natural pearl jewelry.
Like loose diamonds, pearls are graded either A, AA, or AAA, with AAA denoting the highest quality. If a pearl falls between the A and AA grades, or the AA and AAA grades, a plus sign (AA+) may also be used. A pearl's grade depends upon its luster, shape, and surface appearance. Luster refers to the reflection of light through the outer layers of the pearl. Larger pearls have more layers, and so have greater luster. High luster receives a higher grade than low luster.

Round pearls are the most difficult to grow, like brilliant diamonds are considered more valuable and receive a higher grade than those that are off-round. Although the classic pearl shape is round, fashion pearl jewelry often features unique pearl shapes that are just as beautiful and captivating as round pearls.

The pearl surface is graded according to the numbers and kinds of imperfections on the pearl. A pearl's blemish may appear as a bubble, a line, or a dark spot. Ninety-five percent of the surface of an AAA pearl is free from defects.

Knowing all this I note pearls are used as center piece in engagement rings and diamond rings and in all other jewelry so, when I shop for these jewelry, I won’t mistaken a pearl. With increasing production of cultured pearls these days I could find some pears jewelry half price as they were three years ago, so I easily excises my love to these beautiful things. I also would say pearls and grate ring settings make beutefull fine jewelry, actually fine ring jewelry, don't mind and try.