Since pearl jewelry comes in all price ranges, the most affordable are freshwater pearls and then comes the Akoya pearls. Each type is evaluated and graded from A to AAA depending upon luster, size, color, and shapes.

Pearl

More round ones with high nacre and excellent luster always command a higher value than baroque or off round ones who have more blemishes on the surface.

The value of the pearls in jewelry is determined by a combination of the luster, color, shape, size, lack of surface flaw:

  • Luster – Pearls produce an intense, deep shine called luster. This effect is created when light reflects off the many layers of tiny calcium carbonate crystals that compose the pearl.
  • Color – Typical pearl colors are white, cream, yellow, pink, silver, or black pearl jewelry. A pearl can also have an overtone (a shade of another color), which is seen when light reflects off the pearl surface.
  • Shape – perfectly round pearls are rare and highly valued. Teardrop-shaped pearl is often used in pendants.
  • Surface Marking – Pearls with the smoothest surfaces are the highest-quality
  • Size – The size of the pearl greatly depends on the type of pearl. Freshwater pearls range in size from about 3.0-7.0mm and saltwater pearls can reach sizes as large as 13mm.

All factors being equal, however, the larger the pearl the more valuable it is. Large, perfectly round pearls are rare and highly valued.

Do not forget about pearl jewelry set. It always looks elegant and gentle.

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Some tips to care pearl for you.

Wash your pearl in very mild, soapy water.

Wipe them with a soft, damp cloth to ensure that they remain free from any harmful buildup. Easily scratched if bumped by other jewelry, cultured pearls are best stored in a soft cloth pouch or a separate, lined jewelry box.

Skin produces acids that can harm your pearls, so if worn regularly pearls should be wiped down with a soft cloth after every wear.

If you wear your cultured pearl strand several times a week, consider having your jeweler re-string it once a year to prevent strand breakage.

Pearl jewelry elegant

Pearl Care

This time, I will introduce some tips to care pearl for you.

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Wash your pearls in very mild, soapy water.

Wipe them with a soft, damp cloth to ensure that they remain free from any harmful buildup. Easily scratched if bumped by other jewelry, cultured pearls are best stored in a soft cloth pouch or a separate, lined jewelry box.

Skin produces acids that can harm your pearls, so if worn regularly pearls should be wiped down with a soft cloth after every wear.

If you wear your cultured pearl strand several times a week, consider having your jeweler re-string it once a year to prevent strand breakage.

Experts advise using silk or nylon thread to re-string pearls, with a knot between each pearl. Should your strand break, replace the entire cord. If the pearls are in graduated sizes, try to keep them on the old cord to maintain the same sequence until they are re-strung.