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Who Wears 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.
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!
Types of Pearls
If I asked a group of people to describe what comes to mind when they think of a set of pearls, the majority of them would describe the classic round, white strand. While this may describe the traditional look of pearls, there are many more varieties and styles of pearls available. Modern pearl culturing techniques have opened the door to new colors, styles and shapes of pearls, which has brought a significant appeal back to these lovely pieces of jewelry. A number of factors impacts the way a pearl will look: everything from the type of oyster, the location, and even the cleanliness of the water. While we can classify pearls into different types, each pearl has its own unique style, beauty and character.
South Sea Pearls
South Sea pearls are among the largest and the most highly valued pearls. After nucleation, South Sea pearls take two to six years to fully mature and are primarily cultured in the northern waters of Australia, the Philippines and Indonesia. Their rarity and exceptional size, from 8 to 22mm, make them highly prized. Their colors range from white and silvery blue to pale gold and soft yellow.
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Considered the classic among cultured pearls, Akoya pearls are also the most popular type of pearl. These pearls are named after Japan’s Akoya oysters, which yield pearls with an abundance of luster and shine. Akoya Pearls are primarily round and measure between 2 to 10mm. They are cultured in southwestern Japan and China and range in color from pinkish white to creamy shades and silvery blue.
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Tahitian pearls typically come from the atolls and lagoons of the South Pacific. These beauties range in color from silver and green to a dark charcoal. Most “black” Tahitian pearls are not simply black, but are a kaleidoscope of iridescent hues that seem to visually adapt to any color they are worn with.
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Hanadama is Japanese for “Spherical Flower” and is the name that describes the finest quality Akoya pearls available on the market today. Each strand of lustrous Hanadama pearls comes with its own certification, verifying its superior quality and authenticity.