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  • 6.5mm Freshwater Pearl Strand Necklace with White Crystal Oval Element in Sterling Silver
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    6.5mm Freshwater Pearl Strand Necklace with White Crystal Oval Element in Sterling Silver
    Item #: 950784 |Model #: SZ6930MIX18-SC
    $ 99 00
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  • 10.0-11.0mm Golden South Sea Pearl Pendant in 14K Yellow Gold
    10.0-11.0mm Golden South Sea Pearl Pendant in 14K Yellow Gold
    Item #: 441185 |Model #: PSSG-1011Y-SC
    $ 267 00
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  • 11.0-12.0mm Golden South Sea Pearl Pendant in 14K Yellow Gold
    11.0-12.0mm Golden South Sea Pearl Pendant in 14K Yellow Gold
    Item #: 441207 |Model #: PSSG-1112Y-SC
    $ 320 00
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  • 18" Sterling Silver Freshwater Pearl and Sparkle Bead Pendant & Earring Set
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    18" Sterling Silver Freshwater Pearl and Sparkle Bead Pendant & Earring Set
    Item #: 75051 |Model #: 644844/FW
    $ 129 00
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  • 6 Strand Tahitian Drop Pearl Pendant - 17.5"
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    6 Strand Tahitian Drop Pearl Pendant - 17.5"
    Item #: 713239 |Model #: 966120/BWH
    $ 735 00
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  • 8.0-9.0mm Tahitian Black Pearl Pendant with Diamond Accent in 14K White Gold
    8.0-9.0mm Tahitian Black Pearl Pendant with Diamond Accent in 14K White Gold
    Item #: 55400 |Model #: PSSK-8WD-SC
    $ 169 00
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  • 11.0-12.0mm Tahitian Black Pearl Pendant in 14K White Gold
    11.0-12.0mm Tahitian Black Pearl Pendant in 14K White Gold
    Item #: 55410 |Model #: PSSK-11W-SC
    $ 175 00
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  • Pearl Lariat Necklace with Heart in 14K Gold (Assorted Colors)
    Pearl Lariat Necklace with Heart in 14K Gold (Assorted Colors)
    Item #: 88500 |Model #: SA-ND382-29-01
    $ 218 80
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  • 6-7MM Freshwater Cultured Pearl Strand Necklace in 14k Gold
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    6-7MM Freshwater Cultured Pearl Strand Necklace in 14k Gold
    Item #: 153097 |Model #: FN9215YWH18
    $ 179 00
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  • Freshwater Pearl and Brilliance Bead 3-Piece Set in Sterling Silver (IGI Appraisal Value: $205)
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    Freshwater Pearl and Brilliance Bead 3-Piece Set in Sterling Silver (IGI Appraisal Value: $205)
    Item #: 217245 |Model #: 649010/FW-SAMS
    $ 149 00
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  • 8-8.5 mm White Round Akoya Pearl 36" Strand Necklace with 14k Yellow Gold Clasp
    8-8.5 mm White Round Akoya Pearl 36" Strand Necklace with 14k Yellow Gold Clasp
    Item #: 243177 |Model #: SA-NA885136D-01
    $ 1,797 60
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  • Tahitian Cultured Black Pearl Pendant in 14K Yellow Gold
    Tahitian Cultured Black Pearl Pendant in 14K Yellow Gold
    Item #: 589579 |Model #: PSSK-12-SC
    $ 299 00
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Understanding Pearl Necklaces

Pearls were once very rare and accordingly expensive, but the advent of the cultured pearl has made pearl jewelry and pearl necklaces more affordable. A natural pearl develops when an outside agent enters the shell of an oyster or mollusk. The oyster or mollusk generates nacre several times over, surrounding the irritant until a shiny pearl is born. As pearls became coveted by for their use in jewelry and necklaces, pearl farmers began producing cultured pearls. Creating a cultured pearl involves deliberately adding an outside agent to the inside shell of an oyster in order to generate a new pearl. Naturally occurring, freshwater pearl necklaces are still available and are often more costly than cultured pearl necklaces.


Factors to Consider When Purchasing Pearl Necklaces

Pearl Luster

Whether you are shopping for cultured pearl necklaces, freshwater pearl necklaces, or even another type of pearl jewelry, it’s important to pay attention to the luster of the pearls. Look for a deep luster and brilliant radiance. Nearly transparent nacre provides the deepest luster and the most brilliant radiance in a pearl. A pearl of higher quality will reflect light more brilliantly.


Color in Pearl Necklaces

The dominant color of a pearl comes from its outside shell as well as the pearl’s inner color or overtones of deeply reflected light. Light-colored pearl necklaces are available with shades of white, cream and gold pearls. As a general rule, pearl jewelry with pearls of white with pink or silver overtones is generally the most desirable and valuable. Of black pearls, the most sought after are black pearls with overtones of green or blue. Some pearl necklaces mix pearl colors and some contain closely matching pearls; the choice is up to you.


Pearl Shape

The most sought-after pearls are perfectly round with a smooth surface. A pearl with surface imperfections that prevent it from being perfectly round is considered to be of lower quality.


Pearl Grade and Quality

Pearls usually are judged according to four grades: A, AA, AAA, and AAA+. A pearl rated AAA or AAA+ is of the highest quality; this pearl must have high luster and a smooth, clean surface.


Matching in Pearl Necklaces

The matching of pearls is important when it comes to pearl necklaces. In this context, pearl matching refers to how similar the individual pearls in the necklace are to one another. This similarity can be in terms of pearl color, size, and shape. Because it is very difficult to find enough pearls similar to one another to create a long strand, necklaces with pearls that are very similar to one another warrants a high price.