Freshwater pearls come int the widest array of colors, Once considered inferior they now are quite desirable. They can ever rival the Akoya in luster and shape.
Pair them with other materials and you have a true trendy classic piece of Jewerly.
How to care for Pearls
Care for your Pearls, Wear them but do not put them on before your perfumes, makeup or hairspray. Chemicals can damage their luster. They should be the last items adorned. Take them off before retiring wipe them with a soft cloth and store them separately, preferably in a soft bag other jewelry can scratch them.
Your pearls can be your signature look, from Denim to Black tie they can take you all the way!
The AAA-A Pearl Grading System
This system grades pearls on a scale from AAA to A, with AAA being the highest grade, this grading scale is common to freshwater and akoya pearls only, but is accepted by many South Sea and Tahitian pearl dealers. The AAA to A grades are as follows:
* AAA: Virtually flawless pearl. Surface luster is very high , and 95% of surface will be free from any defect.
* AA: The surface will have a very high luster, and at least 75% of the surface will be free from any type of defect.
* A: The lowest jewelry-grade pearl, with low surface luster and/or more than 25% of the surface showing defects.
My measurements include the clasp as this is the industry standard
The Collar (12-13 inches) great look when wearing V-necks, boat necks, and off-the-shoulder fashions.
The Choker (14-16 inches) very versatile sits just at the base of your neck. a dynamic statement with any outfit.
The Princess (17-19 inches) the most popular, great with a plunging neckline, add a pendent for a real bold look.
The Matinee (20-24 inches) great accessory for casual or business attire.
The Opera (28-34 inches) perfect worn long or wrapped twice for a hipper look.
The Rope (over 45 inches) this necklace is a must have wrap around you neck or run it up the arm for a many strand bracelet, treated gently you can use it as a belt. Only your imagination restrains you in you usage of this accessory!
Standard USA 6-16 days
Standard International: You should receive the order within 3 to 6 weeks after shipment, although it may take up to 8-12 weeks depending on customs delays.
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USA Expedited: You should receive the order within 3 to 7 business days.
Expedited International: You should receive the order within 3 to 7 business days after shipment, although it may take longer depending on customs delays.