Pearls are the oldest known gem, and for centuries they were considered the most valuable. Pearls have always been brides' favorite choice to wear on their special day. They're simple, elegant and go perfectly well with the white dress no matter what shape it is.
Pearls are being used in every accessory a bride can need! Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, combs, tiaras, and even embroidered on the dress or veil.
The value of the pearls in jewelry is determined by a combination of luster, color, size, lack of surface flaw and symmetry that are appropriate for the type of pearl under consideration. Among those attributes, luster is the most important differentiator of pearl quality according to jewelers.
Pearls have so many names, types, and colors, and you definitely need to know what you're looking for.
Pearls come in 8 basic shapes: round, semi-round, button, drop, pear, oval, baroque, and circled. Perfectly round pearls are the rarest and most valuable shape. Drop and pear shaped pearls are sometimes referred to as teardrop pearls and are most often seen in earrings, pendants, or as a center pearl in a necklace.
Pearls can be either naturally cultivated or man-made. In general, cultured pearls are less valuable than natural pearls.
These pearls are found in freshwater muscles, lakes or rivers. They also come in different shapes and sizes.
These pearls are found in saltwater oysters, oceans, seas, or gulf.
These pearls are actually blue! Who knew?
Akoya pearls are sought for their perfect round shape, they come in colors ranging from light pink, yellowish white or white.
Black pearls are natural black freshwater pearls or pearls dyed black or any dark colored pearl.
These pearls are small in size; as small as a seed.
So, if you are in doubt as to what jewelry to wear on your wedding, you will not go wrong by wearing a set of beautiful elegant pearls.