Pearls, Pearls, Pearls

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Gems | 0 comments

Pearls are often seen as special occasion pieces, but can easily be incorporated into everyday wear, without taking away the mystique of the beautiful gem!  There is a lot to know about pearls but here are a few steps that will help: 1.  SIZE- a pearl’s value is often dependent on size, with larger ones being more valuable.  The classic size is 7 mm.  Larger pearls are typically produced by older, more mature oysters. 2.  SHAPE- how round the overall pearl appears. The more perfectly round, the better, although there are different breeds of pearls.  For example, Baroque pearls are...

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