Buying a Pearl Necklace

June 25, 2013 by Emma

Pearl necklaces are a popular choice of jewelry for their elegance and versatility. However, when it comes to purchasing pearl jewelry, there are several designs to choose from. Pearls come in a variety of shapes, colors and tones. Professional designers can easily customize them to suit your individual need or purpose.

When buying pearl jewelry, whether ready or custom made, keep these tips in mind to ensure you purchase only the highest quality pearls.

The Size of the Necklace
Pearls compliment a variety of different body types and structures. However, it is important to consider the size of the jewelry and your physical shape and structure when you invest in a necklace.

Thin, lean women are often flattered by a simple design with fewer or smaller sized pearls. Women with larger bone structures or bulkier frames, on the other hand, are flattered by heavier designs that draw attention to the face.

A jewelry designer or professional jewelry salesman can help you to identify the most flattering size and style of necklace for your body type.

Compare Designs
Pearls come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. As a buyer it is important to compare several designs before making a decision. By comparing the price, style and characteristics of several designs, you can make an informed choice about the necklace that suits you best.

Generally, heavier designs featuring superior quality pearls are appropriate for formal parties and events while simpler, contemporary styles may compliment daily work attire.

Go for Superior Quality Pearls
When you buy pearls, it is worth the additional cost to invest in superior quality pearls. Although more expensive, superior quality pearls last longer and do not break or crack easily.

Furthermore, the surface quality and natural shine of these pearls far outdo cheaper imitations. A necklace of high quality pearls draws more attention and provides better cosmetic value. Because a necklace is such a prominent piece of jewelry, it is always advisable to focus on quality when buying a set.

Choose the Seller Wisely
Most jewelry and department stores carry at least one brand of pearl jewelry. However, as a buyer, it is highly recommended that you choose a good, reputed seller.
Branded stores and jewelry designers of repute will assure better quality service and can provide trusted advice. A reputed seller will only deal in high-quality pearls, assuring that the necklace you purchase will last. Read our blog on USPs of a good jewelry store.

The Color Matters
Although white is the most traditional choice for pearl jewelry, pearls come in an array of colors. If you would prefer a unique, contemporary design, consider choosing shades of turquoise or purple. Darker pearls can be worn on both formal and semi-formal occasions. However, if you are considering a color besides the traditional white, it is important to match the color to your skin tone.

A professional jeweler can help you choose the colors that will best compliment your skin.

These tips will help ensure that you choose the right pearl necklace.

Emma

Emma Frost is the Creative Associate at The Pearl Source since July 2012.
She has been involved in various Creative Projects at The Pearl Source and is a keen blogger.
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