Pearl necklaces and pearl earrings can lift a woman's
complexion and bring light and radiance to the face helping melt away years off
a woman whatever her age. A matching real pearl necklace whether
freshwater or cultured, will enhance the skin and lift it so that it glows and
glimmers with luminosity. If you are feeling jaded do yourself a favour
and invest in some quality pearls.
Combinations of pearl necklaces and earrings come in and out
of fashion with regularity so pearls are a must in any fashion wardrobe.
Click to enlarge the pictures below to see more of
Marilyn's pearl jewellery
from Pearl Plus. You can see even larger pictures of her pearls if you download
our new free sample ebook on jewellery history and trends in jewellery.
You can contact Marilyn directly for quotations and
estimates at Marilyn's website at
These pictures all enlarge.
You can contact Marilyn directly for quotations and estimates at
Marilyn's website at
Many pearls are now bought from China since trade opened up in
the nineties. The price of pearls has dropped by about a fifth in the past
10 years since the 1990s and the Chinese are making waves in the pearl world
with their cheaper prices. The Japanese have suffered disease in their
pearl beds as well as facing competition and are finding it hard to compete with
Until 100 years ago flawless, round, natural, large white
pearls were prized more than precious gemstones. The finest of pearls then came
from the Persian Gulf and South India. For everyone but the richest people
of a nation, fake pearls were the only alternative as the cost was so high for a
string of real pearls. Fine south sea pearls still command a high
price, but the rarity value of real pearls was so great in the early 1900s that
an early American skyscraper exchanged hands for the price of a pearl necklace.
In the 1890s Kokichi Mikimoto of Japan began production of
highly desirable cultured pearls by placing a small bead into an oyster shell.
The bead coated itself with nacre (mother of pearl) and so good looking pearl
jewels became more affordable. Similar methods of cultivation are used
extensively today in the far east where starter beads of varying shapes are used
in mussel shells and other shells and the resultant nacre coated beads become
known as freshwater pearls. Since China opened its doors to the western
marketplace the price of freshwater pearls has dropped. Finding a reputable
supplier is always a challenge as the fittings used can also make or break the
look of a piece.
Now reasonably priced pearls are available to everyone today.
Both fake and real freshwater or cultured pearls are very affordable today,
especially if you trade with an expert such as Marilyn Jones at her
Pearls Plus website.
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