Don’t Throw Away Your Broken Pearl Earrings Yet

You’ve probably spent plenty of time and money putting together a beautiful jewelry collection. Maybe you have a few sets of beautiful pearl earrings that are irreplaceable. The last thing that you want to see is something happen to them, but every now and then it’s inevitable. Either a piece of jewelry gets lost, stolen, or simply broken. What do you do when an expensive pearl goes missing from an otherwise perfect earring?

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It’s easy to think that all is lost, especially if there is no hope of getting the pearl back, but there is one thing that you can do to immediately fix your problem.

What most people do not realize is that while many jewelry stores are known for the actual jewelry they come out with, many of them also offer loose pearls sold separately as well. These pearls are perfect for use as a replacement for a piece of jewelry that is missing a pearl.

When selecting a loose pearl to use in a set of earrings or even in a necklace, it’s important that you get the color and the luster right. Without knowing if the pearl is of matching color, you might create a problem. Fortunately in the case of pearl earrings, it’s just as easy to use a similarly-colored pearl to replace a missing pearl, since the pearls themselves are so far apart. If you try to do the same thing with a pearl necklace, then you might run into a more noticeable problem.

If you do ever find that your beautiful set of pearl earrings (or any other jewelry for that matter) is missing a pearl, don’t despair. You don’t have to throw out the earrings or get another pair. Often, purchasing a loose pearl instead can be an inexpensive and beautiful option.

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