Five Pearl Necklaces to Gift Your Mother

Timeless beauties, pearls are one of the most versatile gems. Team them up with a single toned dress to add a touch of color to your outfit or make a fashion statement by wearing a black colored Tahitian South Sea pearl. They are also subtle enough to be worn to office!

Due to their unparallel beauty and classic elegance, pearls have been admired by women for years. A number of mythical stories are associated with these natural stones and they are seen as a symbol of chastity and ever lasting love.

Pearls are also a great gift for special occasions. So in case you are scurrying around for Mother’s Day gift ideas, then checkout our Mother’s Day Pearl Jewelry Collection for these dainty beads and get the ideal gift for your mother. While there are a lot of options in pearl jewelry, the best one is the Japanese Akoya pearl necklace. These world renowned pearls make a great fashion statement when matched with any outfit.

Now, let’s look at a few design options available in pearl necklaces:

The Bib

In this style, you wear three or more concentric strands of necklaces with the length of the lowest strand not falling below 20-26 inches. Bibs look great with both low cut dress and high-neck tops. By creating a fashionable look it ensures that you do not look over dressed.

You can either wear the same colored necklaces or the middle one in a different color, but from the same family of colors. However, remember to match at least one of the colors of the necklace with your outfit.


In French the word Torsade means a decorative twisted braid or ribbon. This is a unique way to wear your pearls and ideal for those with a bold personality. A Torsade of pearl necklace is made by taking a few multicolored strands and twisting them around each other.

A popular way to wear your freshwater pearls, match it with a single colored outfit so that you do not look overdressed.

Graduated Strand

When the pearls in a necklace get larger towards the centre, then it is known as a graduated strand. The advantage of this type of strand is that although they are priced lower than necklaces with uniformly sized pearls, the graduated strand provides a more pearl intensive look.

The graduated strand necklace can either be worn as a one piece or a combination of multiple strands hanging one below the other.


When the strands of pearls fit snugly around the throat, then it is known as a choker necklace. This general style originated in the 16th century and gained popularity in the Victorian era in the form of a wide ribbon adorned with a cameo or gemstone.

These are perfect for those who want to create the illusion of a swan neck. They match very well with outfits in which your neck is visible.

Single Strand

Simple and elegant, a single strand of pearls matches both casual and formal outfits.

So go ahead and invest in these timeless beauties!

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Emma Frost is the Creative Associate at The Pearl Source since July 2012.
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