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How to Buy Pearl Wedding Jewelry Online for Special Occasions

How to Buy Pearl Wedding Jewelry Online for Special Occasions

Pearl wedding jewelry can be tough to come by, especially when it comes time to shop for a special occasion. As a misunderstood gemstone that occupies a small niche within the world of jewelry, it is important to rely on the guidance of the experts at Occasions Fine Jewelry in these scenarios.

The beautiful simplicity of pearls makes them a wonderful choice for any wedding day. In fact, older traditions dictate the wearing of pearl necklacesearrings, or bracelets at a wedding because they are representative of purity. They are even said to ensure the happiness of the marriage. It is said that you will not shed tears during the marriage if you wear them during the ceremony.

However, they can be worn long after a wedding because they are a common staple of any fine wardrobe. That’s why we believe in providing all of our clients with the experience that they deserve, at a price that is well within their range. Our team of experienced staffers is on hand, ready to answer and all questions that you may have. After all, clients cannot be reasonably expected to know the ins and outs of each piece of jewelry that they see.

They may also have follow-up questions that need to be answered before a purchase can be made. While our team is here to help, this guide is on hand to assist you as well. Read on to learn more about how to buy pearl wedding jewelry online for special occasions…

Deciding on the Right Type

Deciding on the right type of pearl can be more challenging than expected. Fortunately, our team of experts can help you narrow it down. Akoya, freshwater, Tahitian, white and golden south sea pearls are all available. Since most will not be able to tell the differences between the types, it is important to tap into the experience of professional jewelers.

Yes, local jewelers can help but their expertise only goes so far. For example, Akoya pearls should be chosen by those who are in search of the traditional “Mikimoto” style. If perfectly round pearls are of the utmost importance, Akoya should be the choice.

The same goes for anyone who values excellent luster, elegance and has a budget of at least $350. Freshwater pearls are designed to cater to those who have a budget of less than $350 but still wish to obtain a pretty white pearl necklace for a special occasion.

Freshwater pearls are a perfect choice for anyone who believes that their pearls might be damaged or lost. The lower pricing point makes them far easier to replace. They are the go-to selection for everyday wear, as they can withstand all sorts of daily pitfalls. Sticky fingers, hot days and perfume are all no match for freshwater pearls.

Tahitian pearls are an elegant luxury option that provides an exotic twist to clients who are looking to stand out from the crowd. These pearls offer up a rainbow of color that other options simply cannot match. We find that Tahitian pearl buyers already have traditional white pearls but are looking for something a bit different.

As long as you have a budget of $200 and up, Tahitian pearls can be yours. As for white/golden south sea pearls? These glamorous pearls come with an unmistakable presence. We suggest having a budget of $400 and up before shopping for this particular style.

Their glow and iridescence will allow you to stand out, in addition to the larger size of the pearls themselves. If only natural and untreated colors are enough to satisfy you, these pearls are always going to be the way to go.

Deciding on the Proper Size

One of our strongest held beliefs is centered around the idea that our clients should have a strong idea of the pearls’ size before making any final decisions. In most instances, we will recommend that our clients choose a pearl-size somewhere between 7 mm and 9.5, as this is the most common range.

As long as all of the other traits remain equal (such as luster and surface quality), pearls become more valuable the larger they become. Our team of professionals provides clients with a handy guide to pearl sizing, so that they are able to choose the style that is best for them.

Length is also a key factor in the sizing conversation. As far as popularity and versatility are concerned, our clients can’t go wrong with the princess-length pearl necklace. This length is considered to be a modern classic, providing wearers with a length that will rest roughly 1.5 to 2 inches below the throat hollow.

What’s Your Budget?

This is a question that you are better off asking now than later. If you are in search of the finest, cultured pearl jewelry, a good rule of thumb is to have a minimum budget of at least $100. Even if you find yourself looking for less expensive Akoya pearls, $100 is still the baseline that needs to be set.

The same can be said of clients who seek freshwater pearls as well. Each style of pearl has its own tiers of pricing to consider, though. Being honest with an experienced jeweler about what you are looking for and what you wish to spend is crucial.

Prices increase with each millimeter of size. These increases are quite sizable, which also needs to be taken into consideration. Let’s say that you are torn between the 7-millimeter option and a 9-millimeter option. The difference between these sizes is immense. Prices will typically rise by 30 to 50 percent for each added millimeter.

This is because larger pearls are far rarer than smaller ones. The amount of time, effort and risk that goes into the acquisition of a larger size of pearl is massive.

Grading Factors

The understanding of grading factors for pearls is pivotal. Luster is arguably the most crucial of these factors, as it will make or break the pearl in question. As the luster sharpens, the pearl becomes more and more valuable.

The surface should be smooth and clean, without having multiple incisions. The symmetry of the pearls’ shape is taken into account, too. The rounder the pearl, the more costly it will be. Perfect symmetrical shapes are always the most highly valued.

Does the color of the pearl occur naturally? This is a major consideration. Pearls come in any color of which you can think. The rarity, depth and saturation of the color will go a long way toward determining the grading and pricing point.

Sizable pearls with perfect symmetry will take years to formulate inside of the oyster, so be sure to take this into account. The origin of the plays a huge role, in addition to the sizing. Freshwater pearls are the easiest to come by, hence their low pricing. The Akoya pearl is derived from saltwater, leading to a mid-range price.

Tahitian pearls and south sea pearls are the highest priced because they are the hardest to obtain. Last but not least, the highest-grade pearl jewelry will match all the way around. The graduation rate from the smallest pearls to the largest pearls must be steady and smooth in order for the piece to be considered high grade.

There is no universally agreed-upon grading system, either. That means that the process is more subjective and will depend on the jewelers that are chosen. That’s why we recommend shopping with an experienced company like ours. The more experienced the seller is, the better your chances of finding the highest-grade jewelry possible.

How Will the Pearls Be Worn?

This is a question that must be answered as honestly as possible. Since pearls are sensitive to chemicals and very soft, there is a wide range of considerations that must take place. In order to ensure the proper level of longevity, the sensitivity of the jewelry has to be taken into account.

One of the first aspects of day-to-day pearl wearing that must be noted is centered around showering and swimming. Pearls cannot be worn for either activity. They can handle some moisture, but an excessive amount will cause damages that cannot be reversed.

The pearls can be worn close to the skin, but clients must remain aware of the amount of body oil that they are being exposed to. A little bit is okay in most instances, but you cannot overdo it. If you are the type of person who wears harsher perfumes or lotions (or you like to keep your jewelry on at the gym), pearls may not be the best choice in these scenarios.

Cosmetics can also cause the nacre to break down. Yes, you can still rock your favorite fragrances but be sure to give them a moment to dry before you put your pearls on. Pearls should be the last item that we put on when we leave the home and the first one we remove once we have returned.

If you are someone who likes to wear a lot of jewelry at the same time, you’ll need to be cognizant of the risks that pearls can present. Wearing diamonds and other gemstones at the same time as a pearl necklace could cause all sorts of unexpected problems.

The surface area of the pearls could be scratched up by day’s end, which is obviously a fate we would all like to avoid. Before you purchase a set of pearls, make sure that you have access to helpful storage, too. Storing these pieces with your gemstones is also not recommended. Soft cloth bags are best.

Finding the Perfect Pearl Wedding Jewelry
Before you can wear your wedding jewelry correctly, you need to purchase them.

At Occasions Fine Jewelry, we have the perfect pearl wedding jewelry for every style. Whether you want something that's classic or you'd rather have something contemporary and ornate, we can help. Contact us in Midland, TX today!

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