The Jewelry Insider

July 10, 2010

Pearl Education

Expert Advice, Information and Shopping Tips on Pearl Jewelry. Find out all there is to know about the pearl rings, pearl necklaces, pearl earrings and find them perfect pearl for you or your loved one.

Pearl EducationPearls are among the most timeless, classic and treasured of all gems. Throughout history, these noble gems have been associated with wisdom, wealth, purity, romance and mystery. It’s hard to believe that such a luscious, beautiful gem comes from such humble origins. A natural pearl starts out as a grain of sand or microscopic worm that works its way into an oyster. To protect its soft body from this irritant, the oyster secretes a smooth, hard substance called nacre. Layer upon layer of nacre coats the foreign object and hardens, ultimately forming a pearl. In general, the thicker the nacre, the richer the “glow” of the pearl – which can greatly enhance its value.

From the pearl encrusted gowns of Elizabethen aristocracy to the chic strands of Coco Chanel. From the elegant pearl earrings popularized by Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn to Madonna’s multiple pearl bracelets and Michelle Obama’s classic pearl chokers – whatever the times – pearls are perfect.

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