Pearls are one of the least-understood gemstones of the jewelry trade. The secrets hidden within their crystalline depths are still being unlocked by pearl scientists and pearl farmers alike. Let PurePearls.com reveal some of the pearl’s most closely guarded secrets; our pearl experts have access to literally thousands of pearls on a daily basis, and our Pearl Education Guide contains the exclusive, insider’s tips on how to evaluate pearls and determine exactly what you’re looking for, get the best price for it and come away from the online purchasing experience a satisfied customer.
Are you looking for a classic white pearl necklace, or exotic and mysterious black Tahitians? Saltwater or Freshwater pearls? Learn the difference between the 5 major cultured pearl types here.
Forget just white! Indulge in a gorgeous rainbow of color you never knew existed!
Rose, Silver or Cream? Overtones are the secondary, iridescent shimmer of color appearing to float over the pearl’s main body color. Available in a range of traditional (and not-so traditional!) hues, each overtone imbues a pearl part of its unique character and compliments the wearer. Visit our Pearl Overtones Page to learn more!
Size is one of the most important values of a pearl, and the only attribute that can be described in exact measurements. From antiquity to modern times natural pearls have all been measured in carats or grains. However, the advent of cultured pearls required a new language and new ways to grade, sort, match and create fine pearl jewelry meant for an international market. Take a peek inside our Pearl Sizing Guide for the latest on how the various pearl types we offer measure up.
Shape, surface quality, reflective capabilities: all this and more goes into determining a pearl’s value. Join us to learn the secrets of grading each pearl type.
Beginning with the very first pearl ever noticed gleaming quietly under the rippling surface of the water, the raw, pure beauty of this organic gem has fascinated the world. With a history that reads more like a fairy tale featuring high stakes adventure, heartbreak and numerous royal decrees to pursue these precious gems to the very ends of the earth. Learn more about the very exciting history of the pearl.
One of the hardest, most time consuming and delicate ventures one could ever dream of taking on would be pearl farming. Fraught with danger and risk, pearl cultivation is an exacting science in which even the temperature of the surrounding water is carefully measured daily. Come visit our guide on Pearl Farming to learn more about the exacting nature of pearl cultivation.
From a simple pair of pearl studs, to shining strands draping over her collarbone; pearls have been a fashion staple since the very first gems were plucked from the sea. Learn about the most popular and enduring pearl jewelry designs.