Purchasing Pearls: Where to Start


If you are new to the pearl-purchasing world, you may be unclear as to what, exactly, you are (or should be) looking for. Unlike other gemstones, pearls truly vary from one another in a number of ways. You could intend upon finding a nice, simple white strand and end up falling in love with a golden ring. With pearls, you never know what is going to capture your eye.

That’s why, if you are new to the process of purchasing pearls, it is usually a good idea to do some looking around and to see what you like. Just as pearls themselves come in a great number of sizes, shapes and colors, their associated prices can also be all over the map. It is recommended that you check around so that you can spot a great price but not be taken in by a deal that is too good to be true. Just as with every field, there are unscrupulous sellers out there who are looking to move low-quality (or even imitation) pearls by luring you in with a great price.  Look for reputable dealers with good feedback from their customers.

It is also a good idea to learn about the types of pearls that are available (Tahitian, South Sea, etc.) so that you can begin to narrow down your preferences. Take a look through our blog posts to find all you need to know about the various categories of pearls and from where they are sourced.

Buying pearls can, and should, be a great experience. Don’t be afraid to look through all of the various options out there today before you make your choice. Education is key. Happy shopping!

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