What’s The Story With These Colored Pearls?

April 24, 2014 by Melissa
Pearls come in a variety of colors.
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Colored pearls are real pearls, not artificial. They’re a different type of pearl, usually a different species. Most people usually consider pearls to be of the conventional, spherical white variety. Actually, the white pearls are basically just one of the variants of pearl color types.

Colored pearls, both round and those with different shapes, are usually Tahitian or freshwater Chinese pearls. These pearls are formed by the oysters naturally, and their colors relate to these different species.

The colored pearls are in fact highly regarded among jewelers for their design values. The latest pearl jewelry designs use the colored pearls to create extraordinarily beautiful, highly colorful works of art.

You can see the huge impact colored pearls have had on modern jewelry design online. The world’s top designers have been evolving and developing the range of designs of pearl jewelry using the latest design technology.

Pearls are now well and truly out of the box in design terms, largely thanks to the colored pearls providing a vast range of new options. In the past, colored pearls were very much in the minority, mainly as a result of 1950s-era advertising that portrayed white pearls as the norm.

Colored pearls come in a huge variety of different colors. In many cases, these pearls are offset with black or white pearls or other combinations of jewels and color motifs. The colors offer a very wide mix of choices of design, combining gold with colored pearls and diamonds, for example. Other colorful gems, like emeralds, rubies, and sapphires also combine very well with colored pearls.

Pearls have been a true challenge for designers for centuries. In ancient times, pearls were incorporated into the most luxurious designs for kings and emperors. In recent history, pearls have become true heirlooms, keepsakes, and favorite family jewels.

The internet has made these incredible jewels available to the world. If you’re looking for a special gift, or something for yourself, give yourself a treat and explore the extraordinary beauty of colored pearls.