Pearl Jewelry is Evergreen

Pearls have held a special place in our hearts for centuries. Their timeless elegance and unsurpassed beauty have made them the natural choice for both sexes throughout the ages. 

The alternative to cultured pearls, is the mother of pearl (MOP), which is also very beautiful.  MOP is made from the iridescent inner layer of the shell of some molluscs. Often used to make unique pieces of jewelry, it is much more affordable.  As such, chunky or large bead MOP necklaces are not as rare as those made with cultured pearls, which makes them very popular.

Chunky necklaces — characterized by larger pearls — range in size from 14mm to 20mm and they can be round or baroque. The chunky necklace trend brings a contemporary twist to traditional pearl jewelry, making a statement that is both bold and elegant.  It’s not surprising that these necklaces have become a favorite choice for those looking to make a lasting impression.

A cultured pearl, on the other hand, is created when a foreign object enters the shell and the mollusc encases the foreign object to protect it.  Unlike other gemstones, pearls are created by living organisms, which makes them unique. Oysters and mussels produce pearls as a defence mechanism when an irritant, such as a grain of sand, enters their shells. Layers of nacre, a substance secreted by the mollusc, gradually build up around the irritant, resulting in the formation of a pearl. This natural and organic origin is what gives pearls their lustrous and iridescent quality.

Chunky pearl jewelry necklaces come in various designs that cater to different tastes and occasions. Whether you prefer a single strand of oversized pearls or a baroque MOP multi-strand necklace, there is a necklace to suit your style. Some designs incorporate other stones like crystal quartz or other semi-precious stones that enhance the pearls and add depth and sparkle to the necklace.

Moreover, a pearl necklace exudes a timeless elegance.  It can elevate a casual daytime outfit or compliment a formal evening gown. The creamy, iridescent sheen and glow of pearls are especially known to beautify a woman’s complexion.

The more versatile pearl the fresh water pearl and can be found in many different shapes and colors.

While pearls are durable, they require proper care to maintain their lustre.  Exposing a pearl necklace to harsh chemicals, perfumes, and cosmetics can damage the delicate surface of the pearls. After wear, they should be gently wiped with a soft, damp cloth to remove any oils or perspiration.

With proper care, these pearls can continue to shine brightly and be passed down through generations, ensuring that the allure of a pearl necklace remains timeless.

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