Who still thinks that pearls are for your nonna or granny; stop! Pearls are hot. Not just because some cool male rappers, actors, and artists are wearing them now too. They are hot because...well, come and discover for yourself!
Pearls are unique in the jewelry world. They are not a gemstone, they come as they are and are (almost) never cut other than for the sake of fixing it onto a ring, etc. They come in all kinds of colors and shapes. Before we were able to cultivate pearls, there were only natural pearls on the market. Natural pearl necklaces take an incredible amount of time and energy to create. Cultivated pearls have become the norm and are more affordable and available.
Yoko London, gold and small pearls bracelet, the Sleek Collection
One of the really great things about pearl jewelry is that it comes in every price category. Whatever your budget is, if you do want it in silver and not spend a fortune, there is a huge selection available. Try always to go for freshwater real pearls and not plastic beads if you can. In the mid-price section, there is also a very wide range of jewelry available. From classic jewelry pieces to the much more daring, bold or contemporary pieces.
Melanie Georgacopoulos for Tasaki: bangle in palladium and freshwater pearls
In this blog, we won’t go into depth about pearls themselves, but prices and the differences in prices are always connected to the quality of the pearl. Although size is very important, the non-pearl body inside the pearl can actually be large and the nacre around it rather thin and vice versa.
There is no way of seeing this with the naked eye, so much of how to know if you are buying good pearls comes down to trust.
The brands the jeweler works with can often provide much more information about the pearls and if your jeweler is any good, he or she will be able to share that with you and answer all your questions. The same rule always applies: when buying pearls and jewelry: don’t ever fall for stunt prices. Spend less, buy smaller, but never go to discounters. TRUST is everything. And there are so many wonderful jewelers out there that can show you what they have bought for you!
Gurhan pearl earrings in gold
Yoko London Earrings in gold with diamonds and pearls
Fei Liu, has a wonderful collection of affordable and high-end jewelry! This is from the affordable collection with zirkonia, in silver and with a small pearl
Grace Lee pearl ring in 14kt yellow gold
Lorenz Baumer, the amazing jewelry artist's earrings with pearls
Mastoloni bracelet in gold and diamonds and pearls
Mastoloni bracelet in white gold and black pearls
The Double Pearl Nacré Ring by Melanie Georgacopoulos (it's said to be really comfortable to wear)
My personal favorite: Tasaki Pearl Pyramid Ring designed by Melanie Georgacopoulos
Sliced Pearl Necklace! By Melanie Georgacopoulos
Nikos Koulis pearl earrings
Cool pearl ring by Todd Reed with black diamonds, sterling silver and 18kt gold and pearls
Another favorite piece: The Utopia pearl bracelet
Beautiful piece of jewelry, pearl bracelet by Yana Nesper
Yoko London is easy one of the biggest pearl companies around with a huge selection of pearl jewelry in every style imaginable. This is a Tahitian pearl with emeralds. I love the combination!
Novus Collection by Yoko London with South Sea Pearls and diamonds in gold
A freshwater rare pink pearl in this ring by Yoko London
Yoko London earrings with pearls from the Trend Collection
Yoko London earrings with diamonds and pearls