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Akoya Pearl JewelryIntroduction to Pearls

Pearls are underrated, as many people have preconceived notions as to what they represent. The two most common misconceptions are that grandmas wear them and they are only worn on formal occasions. This is no longer true. Pearls are worn by all ages in all colors and lengths. They can be worn every day to the office or to the grocery store. They can be paired with a suit, a dress or blue jeans.

The journey a pearl goes through to create a piece of jewelry is a miraculous event. Gemstones must be cut and polished to bring out their beauty, but pearls need no such treatment to reveal their loveliness.

Pearl Colors

You can wear any color of pearl, just as you can wear any color of gemstone. You choose the color that you most enjoy. As you will notice, some pearl colors will compliment your skin tone more than others. We encourage you to come in and try on several strands in a variety of colors. You will be surprised at how different each strand looks on you. Everyone has a unique skin tone and there will be one color in particular that will look exceptional on you. Pearls, because of their iridescent luster, have no harsh tones. With our wonderful selection, you will be sure to find the one that makes you shine!

Pearl Necklace Styles

While most necklaces are simply referred to by their physical measurement, strings of pearls have their own set of names that characterize the pearls based on where they hang while worn around the neck.

Pearl Choker Necklace

CHOKER

Nestles at the base of the neck

Length of a Pearl Collar Necklace

COLLAR

Rests directly against the throat

Pearl Necklace Length

PRINCESS

Comes down just below the collarbone

Matinee Pearl Necklace

MATINEE

Falls just above the breasts

Opera Length Pearl Necklace

OPERA

Long enough to reach the sternum

Rope Pearl Necklace

ROPE

Any length that is longer than an opera

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