The History And Features Of Pearl Jewelry


Pearls are unique among gemstones because they come from the sea and require no special cutting or polishing to maximize their lustrous beauty. In many ancient societies, pearls symbolized the moon and were endowed with magical properties. Ancient Chinese civilization believed wearing pearls could protect a person from fire and dragons. In Victorian England, tiny pearls were often used in mourning jewelry to symbolize tears.

1. Size

Pearls are measured in millimeters, usually between 5 and 16mm. Our pearl size is also in this range. Freshwater pearls are generally the smallest. On average, South Sea pearls are usually the most prominent, and Tahitian pearls are the second largest. Pearls of all sizes look great when paired with other jewelry or even on their own.

2. Color

Pearls come in many colors, white, pink, purple, black. . . But their comparative value is just a matter of taste. Try different pearl colors on your skin to bring out subtle secondary tones.

3. Lustre

The easiest way to assess pearlescent luster is to look for your reflection in it – a premium luster with multiple layers of nacre will reflect off your face. Our pearls have this feature – when light enters the pearl; it bounces back through the nacre.

4. Surface

As for the pearl’s surface, each pearl’s smoothness is also different. While many people prize the smooth pearl surface, even the most valuable pearls can have some blemishes, and these minor marks often reflect the natural beauty of the growth process.

5. Pearl Jewelry as a gift

Pearls have long been exchanged as gifts. When the 13th-century explorer Marco Polo visited the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan, he presented him with the stunning Ako Valley pearl, which weighed 575 carats and was just over three inches long. In the 16th century, Prince Philip II of Spain gave his bride, Marie, a beautiful pearl called La Peregrina.

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