Is Free Shipping Included?
Yes, FREE shipping is available on all items shipped within the United States.
do you ship to Australia?what is the cost to Brisbane?
Yes, we do ship to Australia weekly- we offer a flat rate fee of $45.00 USD and we use FedEx International as our courier. Delivery typically takes between 2-5 Business Days after the pearls are picked up from our office, as the pearls must pass through Customs before they're allowed entry into your country.
What is the difference between your Elite Collection and AAA Quality Freshwater pearls?
The main difference between these two qualities will be shape and luster. Our Elite Collection pearls will feature less than 0.03% deviance from a true round shape, and the luster will be quite sharp- almost enough to look like an Akoya pearl! The AAA Freshwater will still appear round to the eye, and the luster will be somewhat softer and more satiny.
Where do the Freshwater pearls come from?
Our Freshwater pearls are cultured in China, and we purchase them by attending the auctions in Hong Kong.
Should I choose white gold or yellow gold?
That depends entirely on personal taste and style! However, a good rule of thumb to follow is if you don’t know which gold color to choose, try and match her wedding ring or the jewelry that she wears most often. Yellow gold will “warm up” a pearl and deepen and intensify its luster. White gold will “cool down” a pearl’s appearance- it will boost a pearl's bright white hue, or will enhance any undertones of Aquamarine in Pink and Lavender pearls. Most customers generally select white gold to pair with black Freshwater pearls, however yellow gold can really enhance the pearl's Peacock coloration!
Are these Freshwater pearls cultured or natural?
All of our pearls are cultured pearls, meaning that the oysters have had human assistance in getting nacre production started. A wild or natural pearl, forms without any human intervention. Usually it is a parasite or bit of organic material that gets lodged within the oyster’s soft body and irritates the animal into secreting nacre in order to smooth over the invader.
Are these colors natural?
Yes! Cultured Freshwater pearls come in a variety of all natural colors, unless specifically stated as otherwise. We carry natural Pink, Peach, Lavender and White pearls, along with metallic color-shifting varieties that will feature exotic overtones of gold, bronze, green, orange and magenta! Our black Freshwater pearls are dyed, and are noted as Color-Treated in the product description. The colors range from a faded denim blue to deep violet/lavender and the pearls feature intense iridescence that is very beautiful!