Pearls with Classic Style

Pearls never go out of style. They are the quintessential sign of elegance and simplicity. A pearl necklace with matching pearl earrings sets off any ensemble and since they stand alone, additional accessories aren’t necessary.

Pearls are natural, cultured or imitation depending on their origin. Natural refers to those occurring in nature on their own, whereas cultured are produced with the help of science by implanting a nucleus for the future pearl into the mollusk. The build up around the nucleus is called nacre and takes a few years to develop and determines the luster. Fine cultured pearls are the most popular for jewellery.

Most necklaces and earrings are made from Akoya pearls, so named because they’re cultivated in the akoya oyster. These are the classics you see most frequently because of their nice luster, smaller size ranging from 2 to 11 millimetres, white or cream color and consistency in shape which is round to near round.

Check for consistent color, size and shape when choosing your necklace and again, since they never go out of style, they’re worth the investment for quality. You’re quite possibly purchasing a treasured family heirloom to be worn in weddings, at graduations and anniversaries.