Drop pearl earrings combine the elegance of the pearl with the charming teardrop design of the precious metal. It is perfect for a casual get up but may also look well with the most formal dresses.
Jewelry, based on certain characteristics like shape, accentuates a woman features so there are some things to keep in mind when shopping for drop pearl earrings.
Earrings highlight the face of the one wearing it so it is critical to choose the right kind of pair to don.
With drop pearl earrings, the pearl is the center pearl ring of attention when one looks at the jewelry. Depending on their design, pearl earrings can flatter or exaggerate the shape of the face. Pearl earrings that have a drop-pendant design bring the attention of viewers downwards to the neck and away from the face, making the wearer seem taller and slimmer.
Pearls on jewelry have traversed long distances from the mollusks in the ocean floor to the artistic hands of the jeweler. No two pearls look the same making it rare and a perfect choice to make jewelry.
Only 20 among 8000 species of mollusks can produce pearls regularly. The varying shapes and sizes of these natural pearls are very irregular which makes them difficult to incorporate in the design when making jewelry. Artificial methods have been designed to produce cultured pearls. The production of cultured pearls is very ideal because it allows one to influence the shape and size of the pearl.
Quality of Pearls
Like any jewelry, drop pearl earrings is more than a fashion accessory. It is both a cherished collection and an investment that would last a lifetime.
The price of drop pearl earrings depends on the color, size, shape, luster, nacre, and texture of the pearl.
Pearls come in a range of colors from white, black, gold, silver, green, or cream. It primarily depends on the kind of mollusk which produced the pearl and the conditions of the water. Cultured pearls may vary on color depending on the nucleus which was used to stimulate its production.
The most expensive pearls are the perfectly round pearls. The shapes vary and may actually depend on personal preference or design requirements. Drop pearl earrings use pearls that are shaped like tear drops. The drop pearl earrings are also highly valued like spherical ones.
The price is also determined by the size of the pearls. The general rule of thumb when shopping is that the bigger the pearl, the higher the price. Most pearls have a diameter of 6.5 to 7.5 millimeters. There are also other factors which may affect the price. For instance, a cherry-sized pearl may cost lower if it lacks luster and has lots of imperfections.
Nacre refers to the substance which composes pearls. This affects the luster and color of the pearls. Thicker nacre makes a pearl more expensive.
The quality of a pearl is also reflected on its surface, which should not have bumps, spots, and discoloration. The surface should also be clean and smooth.