TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR FIRST PEARL PURCHASE

August 11, 2015 by Melissa

 

So, you’ve decided to invest in a pearl purchase.  Congratulations on a great choice! Pearls are both functional and versatile, making them great gifts for many occasions, as well as wonderful investment pieces for yourself.  And while we have yet to see someone purchase the “wrong type” of pearl, there are still some tips that can be given to those looking to purchase pearls for the first time.

First, know your wearer.  Are you buying these pearls for yourself, or as a gift for someone else?  If they are for you, ask yourself what you’ll be using them for the most.  Are you looking for a statement piece to be worn only on special occasions, or a signature piece suitable for everyday wear?  If you’re purchasing pearls as a gift, the question is the same – how do you expect your recipient to enjoy these pearls?  For gifts, it is recommended that the buyer err on the conservative side, only purchasing a more attention-grabbing piece if you are certain it is something your intended would want.

Generally, if you’re looking for something suitable for everyday wear, pearl strands and earrings are safe choices.  A simple pair of pearl studs add beauty and sophistication to nearly every ensemble. And a strand of pearls is suitable for most every occasion. Still, however, among pearl strands there are many varieties, most notably among color and length.  If you want to stick with the simple, look for a standard-length white or rose-colored pearl strand that can be worn both during the day and at night.  Or, a longer strand can be used as a statement piece when worn as a single strand, or can be double- or even triple-layered to add to its suitability for most events.

Regardless of your choice, pearls are a wonderful purchase sure to be appreciated, whether bought for yourself or as a gift to another.