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Customer Question: I Know I Want To Get My Daughter An Akoya Pearl Necklace, But I’m Confused About Overtones… Which Overtone Should I Get?

Posted by Ashley on 10/15/2014
Customer Question: I Know I Want To Get My Daughter An Akoya Pearl Necklace, But I’m Confused About Overtones… Which Overtone Should I Get?
Answer:

Overtones can be tricky, but once you know these basics, you’ll always be able to pick up the right pearls!

Rose Overtones


Rose can be a pale to deeper pink tone over the white body color of the pearl. Blondes and light Brunettes with pale skin look best in this hue. Mikimoto’s specializes in this overtone, and it is our second most popular.


Silver Overtone


Silver is the closest to a true, bright white color (as the caption states), and has a tinge of blue or green undertone giving the pearl a slightly ethereal look. Brunettes and women with black hair, or tan and olive complexions look great in this overtone as the pearls will contrast with their skin and hair and appear larger and brighter than they are. Tiffany’s specializes in the silver overtone, and it is our most popular by far.

Cream Overtone


My personal favorite! Cream is ideal for redheads and older women with grey or silver hair, and those with pink undertones to the skin (i.e. they blush easily!). The cream overtone has a dash of warm French Vanilla over the white body color, which deepens the luster and makes the pearls appear brighter and more lustrous. Cream works really well with yellow gold clasps and findings.
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