Pink pearls are occasionally found.
Pearls are obtained from a species of this.
Jeffries, A Treatise on Diamonds and Pearls (1757); J.
dazzled society by his Magyar uniform, which was encrusted all over, even to the boots, with pearls and diamonds; while the Turkish ambassador, Sarim Effendi, caused much diversion by his bewilderment.
(1890); Jameson, " On the Origin of Pearls," Proc. Zool.
The usual material of medieval stoles was silk, and the better ones were embroidered with silk, gold thread, pearls, &c.
Pearls are found off the southern coast of Madras and also in the Mergui archipelago.
25) has six large pearls similarly arranged.
denoted a necklace of twenty-seven pearls; 1 and the fundamental equality of the parts was figured in an ancient legend, by the compulsion laid upon King Soma (the Moon) to share his time impartially between all his wives, the twenty-seven daughters of Prajapati.
It is not even safe, according to these two fathers, to commit too much to writing; and Clement undertakes not to reveal in writing many secrets known to the initiated among his readers; otherwise the indiscreet eye of the heathen may rest on them, and he will have cast his pearls before swine.
Before leaving, Napoleon showed favor to the emperor, kings, and princes who had deserved it, reprimanded the kings and princes with whom he was dissatisfied, presented pearls and diamonds of his own--that is, which he had taken from other kings--to the Empress of Austria, and having, as his historian tells us, tenderly embraced the Empress Marie Louise--who regarded him as her husband, though he had left another wife in Paris--left her grieved by the parting which she seemed hardly able to bear.
It is a circlet of thick gold set with pearls, sapphires and other stones.
The women are delicate in frame, with small hands and feet, fair complexions, beautiful black eyes, finely arched eyebrows, and a profusion of long black hair, which they dress to perfection, and ornament with pearls and gems. The Parsees are much more liberal in their treatment of women than any other Asiatic race; they allow them to appear freely in public, and leave them the entire management of household affairs.
The mirrors on the landing reflected ladies in white, pale-blue, and pink dresses, with diamonds and pearls on their bare necks and arms.
Fresh-water pearls of considerable value and beauty are found in the Red Cedar river.
Natasha involuntarily gazed at that neck, those shoulders, and pearls and coiffure, and admired the beauty of the shoulders and the pearls.
A tall, beautiful woman with a mass of plaited hair and much exposed plump white shoulders and neck, round which she wore a double string of large pearls, entered the adjoining box rustling her heavy silk dress and took a long time settling into her place.
How is it you're not ashamed to bury such pearls in the country?
The celebrated Gascoigne's powder, which was sold as late as the middle of the 19th century in the form of balls like sal prunella, consisted of equal parts of crabs' eyes," the black tips of crabs' claws, Oriental pearls, Oriental bezoar and white coral, and was administered in jelly made of hart's horn, but was prescribed by physicians chiefly for wealthy people, as it cost about forty shillings per ounce.
The normal value, for example, of the post-war exports of Bahrein should be more nearly £3,000,000 than £ I,000,000, owing to the enhanced value in terms of money of pearls, and the export trade of Bandar 'Abbas should likewise be more in a normal post-war than in a pre-war year.
There are no valuable oyster-banks in Persian waters, and all the Persian Gulf pearls are obtained from banks on the coast of Arabia and near Bahrein.
Some pearls worth £woo and upwards have recently been discovered.
It is found in European streams, and is caught by anglers, being also a favourite in aquariums. The well-known and important industry of "Essence Orientale" and artificial pearls, carried on in France and Germany with the crystalline silvery colouring matter of the bleak, was introduced from China about the middle of the 17th century.
Around Billina's neck was a string of beautiful pearls, and on her legs were bracelets of emeralds.
It contains 1300 great pearls, 400 garnets, 90 amethysts, 300 sapphires, 300 emeralds, 15 rubies, 75 balas rubies, 4 topazes, 2 cameos; the gems, except where they have been replaced, are cut en cabochon.
The chief luxuries of the ancient world, silks, jewels, pearls, perfumes, incense and the like, were drawn from India, China and southern Arabia.
Ear-rings (Evwrta, X¦o13ta, Exckt'7pES) of gold, silver, or bronze plated with gold, and frequently ornamented with pearls, precious stones, or enamel, were worn attached to the lobes of the ear.
The production of pearls by oysters and mussels is common knowledge, but it is only recently that the origin of pearls has been traced and admitted to be due to inflammation set up by a parasite.
The pearling grounds were practically unknown in 1890, but in the following decade they produced pearls and mother-ofpeal shell of considerable value.
It is composed of a circlet of pure gold set with pearls and precious stones in great profusion, which gives it a most sumptuous appearance.
It is composed of a circlet of gold, adorned with precious stones and pearls, heightened with fleurs-de-lys, and is raised above the circlet in the form of a cap which is opened in the middle, so that the lower part is crescentshaped; across this opening from front to back rises an arched fillet, enriched with pearls and surmounted by an orb, on which is a cross of pearls.
the chains to hang it by attached to the upper rim, while from the lower rim depend pearls, sapphires and a series of richly jewelled letters 2 in.
In some cases it would appear as if the diadem studded with pearls had been worn, and in others something more of the character of a crown.
Queen Edith's crown had a plain circlet with, so far as can be determined, four crosses of pearls or gems on it, and a large cross patee rising from it in front, and arches of jewels or pearls terminating in a large pearl at the top. A valuation of these ancient crowns was made at the time of the Commonwealth prior to their destruction.
Queen Edith's crown was found to be only of silver-gilt, with counterfeit pearls, sapphires and other stones, FIG.
It is believed that a circlet of gold with an upper rim of pearls was first conferred on a viscount by James who conceded it to Robert Cecil, Viscount Cranborne.
The use of a coronet by the barons dates from the coronation of Charles II., and by letters patent of the 7th of August 1661 their coronet is described as a circle of gold with six pearls on it.
22) differs from that of a duke in having only four strawberry leaves, the intervening spaces being occupied by four low points which are surmounted by pearls.
The cultivated products include coffee, the Coco-nut palm, tobacco, sugar-cane, cotton, vanilla, sorghum, earthnuts, sesame, maize, rice, beans, peas, bananas (in large quantities), yams, manioc and hemp. Animal products are ivory, hides, tortoiseshell and pearls.
Whalers, sealers and traders followed in the wake of explorers, the traders dealing chiefly in copra, trepang, pearls, tortoiseshell, &c. The first actual settlers in the islands were largely men of bad character - deserting sailors, escapers from the penal settlements in Australia and others.
It is famous for its purple-yielding murex, pearls and mother-of-pearl.
Pearls are found in the state, especially in the Cumberland River, and it is supposed that there are diamonds in the kimberlite deposits in Elliott county.
In the Griine Gewolbe (Green Vault) of the Royal Palace, so called from the character of its original decorations, there is an unequalled collection of precious stones, pearls and works of art in gold, silver, amber and ivory.
From Mongolia come leather, saddlery, sheep and horses, with coral, amber and small diamonds from European sources; from Kham perfumes, fruits, furs and inlaid metal saddlery; from Sikkim and Bhutan rice, musk, sugar-balls and tobacco; from Nepal broadcloth, indigo, brasswork, coral, pearls, sugar, spices, drugs and Indian manufactures; from Ladak saffron, dried fruits and articles from India.
the Greeks for the Turks, and that as for the heathen it was no good casting pearls before swine.
Wise (New York, 1901); A Choice of Pearls [Hebrew and English] ed.
The exports include gold, silver, hides and pearls.
Arnold, Pearls of the Faith, or Islam's Rosary (London, 1882).
Early in 1858 Morris published The Defence of Guenevere, which was almost unnoticed by contemporary criticism, but is now recognized as one of the pearls of Victorian poetry.
The total value of pearls exported was estimated in 1905 at about £ 1,500,000, the value at current prices of the 1919 outturn was probably about £2,500,000.
Thousands of years before Christ the pearls of Bahrein were sold in Egypt; Bahrein still supplies 80% of the world's output of pearls.
In silver-work the proportion of new art designs exhibited by dealers and others is still relatively small; but jewellers, except when setting pure brilliants and pearls, are becoming more inclined to make their jewels of finely modelled gold and enamel enriched with precious and semi-precious stones, than of gems merely held together by wholly subordinate settings.
The annual value of the fisheries is about £40,000 (pearls £10,000, mother of pearl £30,000).
A great variety of bronze decorations and glazed clay pearls were strewn round the skeletons.
The water in them is exquisitely pure, except as it is impregnated by the carbonate of lime, which often forms concretions, called according to their size, pearls, eggs and snowballs.
With the rich it is often of gauze, and much embroidered with gold thread,pearls, &c. The head is usually covered with a char-kadd, or large square of embroidered silk or cotton, folded so as to display the corners, and fastened under the chin by a brooch.
Bander Lingah being the port where most of the pearls obtained on the Arabian coast of the gulf are brought to and exported from, has more native shipping (all sailing vessels) than the other ports.
The annual value of the exports and imports from and into Bander Lingah from 1890 to 1905 averaged about £800,000, but nearly half of that amount is represented by pearls which pass in transit from the fisheries on the Arab coast to Bombay.
It was in the recess in the back wall of this hall that the famous Peacock Throne used to stand, "so called from its having the figures of two peacocks standing behind it, their tails being expanded and the whole so inlaid with sapphires, rubies, emeralds, pearls and other precious stones of appropriate colours as to represent life."
high, from the bars above which rose twelve columns to support the canopy; the bars were decorated with crosses of rubies and emeralds, and also with diamonds and pearls.
The twelve columns supporting the canopy were decorated with rows of splendid pearls, and Tavernier considered these to be the most valuable part of the throne.
The hard haematite is occasionally cut and polished as an ornamental stone, and certain kinds have been made into beads simulating black pearls.
At the mouth of the river Conway in North Wales the sea mussel is crushed in large quantities in order to extract pearls of an inferior quality which are occasionally found in these as in other Lamellibranch molluscs (Gwyn Jeffreys).
Unio margaritiferus, the pearl mussel, was at one time of considerable importance as a source of pearls, and the pearl mussel fishery is to this day carried on under peculiar state regulations in Sweden and Saxony, and other parts of the continent.
In Scotland and Ireland the pearl mussel fishery was also of importance, but has altogether dwindled into insignificance since the opening up of commercial intercourse with the East and with the islands of the Pacific Ocean, whence finer and more abundant pearls than those of Unio margaritiferus are derived.
In the last forty years of the 18th century pearls were exported from the Scotch fisheries to Paris to the value of £Ioo,000; round pearls, the size of a pea, perfect in every respect, were worth £3 or £4.
Two or three more collections may be mentioned here - one called Sicriu de aur, " the Golden treasury," by Ioan of Vinii (Sasz-Shebesh, 1688), probably from some Hungarian Calvinistic collection of obituary sermons; and the " Pearls," Margaritare, an anthology made from the Greek homilies of St Chrysostom, Epiphanius, Anastasius Sinaita, &c., and translated from the Greek by the brothers Radu and Serban Greceanu.
Grateful to one who, at such a time, reminded him of his highest hopes, Gotama, to whom such things had no longer any value, took off his collar of pearls and sent it to her.
Tertullian replies that " We must beware of giving the holy thing to dogs and of casting pearls before swine."
Freshwater pearls are found in many of the streams; and in 1907 and 1908 Wisconsin ranked first among the states in the value of mineral waters sold, with a value of $1,526,703 in 1907 and $1,413,107 in 1908, although in both years the quantity sold in Wisconsin was less than in Minnesota or in New York.
People believe that wearing pearls on their wedding day will bring bliss to their marriage.
The necklace has a mixture of stones in pale and dark amethyst with freshwater peacock pearls.
atolls of the Maldives are like a string of pearls scattered on the deep blue silk of the sparkling blue Indian Ocean.
Featuring white cultured freshwater baroque pearls threaded with pink thread and a 9 carat gold clasp.
Materials used include pearls, Swarovski crystals, gemstone beads, and more.
catchave to admit that my feeling like a rabbit caught in headlights helped cloud my memory of what pearls of wisdom were spoken.
One sequence of a woman in pearls and a man in a dinner suit quaffing champagne is very like another.
chandelier earrings to classic pearls or diamonds, bridal earrings are the ultimate detail, the finishing touch.
Beside this, there were nearly three hundred very fine pearls, twelve of which were set in a gold coronet.
cultured pearl or purchase quality imitation pearls for a fraction of the cost.
drop earrings in silver & white pearls are perfect for evening wear.
From sparkling chandelier earrings to classic pearls or diamonds, bridal earrings are the ultimate detail, the finishing touch.
A handcrafted pendant made using sterling silver from Bali, freshwater pearls and precious stones of natural emerald or ruby.
farrier's son who wears rich clothes - a gold sash, pearls and an orange turban.
A great vintage English faux pearl necklace, with creamy shimmering faux pearls, dating to circa 1952.
This charming vintage evening bag has a stiffened cloth body, totally covered in tiny faux pearls, in a wonderful swirling design.
A great cool retro plastic faux pearl necklace, with a very long string of shimmering faux pearls, dating to circa 1968.
Pure, shining moments strung like tiny seed pearls between big red flares of defeat.
freshwater pearls and porcelain roses.
As well as having the pearls to collect you might find a treasure chest from a sunken galleon on your travels.
The delicate can be seen in items knitted in fine silver wire decorated with pearls or semi-precious gemstones.
The full collection is available in silver, 9ct and 18ct gold, with a choice of white or black pearls.
We can also supply a range of base metal clasps and 9ct gold and silver clasps, pearls, cultured pearls and simulated pearls.
The figure is not longer simply of a man who finds, but of " a merchant seeking goodly pearls.
Pearls top the list as the most popular bridal jewelry.
kingdom of heaven is like a man looking for fine pearls.
They are more valuable than freshwater pearls for their rarity and high luster.
lustrous beauty with timeless elegance, pearls are a unique gift that can be treasured forever.
Pinctada Fucata: The industry term for the saltwater mollusk that produces Akoya cultured pearls.
mozzarella block, if you just have balls or pearls, leave them whole.
nacre: Most buyers of pearl jewelry pay most attention to the pearls ' nacre thickness.
pearls, freshwater pearls and porcelain roses.
pearls, beads and tons more.
Our stocks of loose pearls in freshwater, cultured and south sea are one of the largest in Europe.
pearls before swine or serve wine to win friends.
pearls that had been dissolved in vinegar.
pearls which represent her wealthy circumstances.
pearls of wisdom with the world.
Sapphire males with sapphire males with sapphire pearl females have produced nice sapphires and sapphire pearls.
Or else pearls r too small to be seen over a distance.
Also remember to position yourself so that the student is not squinting into the sun rather than listening to your pearls of wisdom.
Winston Churchill. ____________________ " The purpose of English Public Schools is feeding sham pearls to real swine " .
We have necklaces, pendants, earrings, braclets and rings, including turquoise, amber and pearls.
Thus, prepared oystershells, coral, pearls, crabs' " eyes " and burnt hart's horn were regarded as specifics in different complaints, in ignorance of the fact that they all contain, as the chief ingredients, calcium phosphate and carbonate.
enriched the circlet with pearls or gems (fig.
24) has sixteen small pearls fixed to the golden circlet, and the coronet of a baron (fig.
Special deposits of the nacreous matter around foreign bodies form pearls, the foreign nucleus being usually of parasitic origin (see Pearl).
deep, glistens with countless cave pearls.
The circular plaque is formed of a triple circle of lotus leaves in gold, red and green, within a blue circlet with pearls a richly caparisoned white elephant on a gold ground, the whole surmounted by the jewelled gold pagoda crown of Siam; the collar is formed of alternate white elephants, red, blue and white royal monograms and gold pagoda crowns.
New contrasts are formed by the juxtaposition of differently toned metals; or these with an inlay of haliotis shell, introduced by Alfred Gilbert; or of coloured wax, favoured by Onslow Ford; or enamelling, perfected by Professor von Herkomer; or stained ivory, pearls, or semi-precious stones.
One day a strange merchant came to him with some diamonds and pearls which he had brought from beyond the sea.
Sapphire males with sapphire pearl females have produced nice sapphires and sapphire pearls.
Winston Churchill. ____________________ " The purpose of English Public Schools is feeding sham pearls to real swine ".
Pearls have been considered ideal wedding gifts because they symbolize purity and innocence.
All three had brilliant white teeth that shone like pearls against the ruby of their voluptuous lips.
Long considered one of the most elegant pieces of jewelry a woman can wear, pearls are a classic, elegant adornment that will most likely never go out of style.
If you're thinking of buying pearls, you should know a few basic things about what to look for when shopping for a set.
Don't start shopping without taking the time to educate yourself about the basics of pearls.
When shopping for pearls, it is essential to educate yourself about the different factors that impact price.
Know the different types, sizes, colors, and shapes of pearls--as well as strand options--before visiting a jewelry store.
Cultured pearls are typically the best value.
Imitation pearls are practically valueless and mainly used in theatrical costuming.
Natural pearls tend to be quite expensive and are not as widely available as cultured pearls.
These are pearls that occurred naturally, without man's intervention.
Freshwater pearls are a product of freshwater mussels.
Pearl size is the biggest factor in determining the price of your pearls.
The fact that all pearls on a strand are not perfectly uniform is not necessarily a sign of poor quality; natural pearls tend to be irregular.
Pearls are available in single or double strands.
If you are looking for a dramatic piece of jewelry at the most affordable price, a double strand of relatively small pearls may be your best option.
Pearls of Joy Jewelry & Necklaces is a leading online retailer of cultured pearls.
While this company is more expensive than some others the pearls are known for being the highest quality.
Pure Pearls offers a large selection of pearl jewelry.
Pearl Paradise is the place to go if you are looking for eco-friendly, Fair Trade pearls.
They carry pearls from several suppliers, some of which use sustainable practices and Fair Trade ethics.
Pearls.com sells a variety of pearl jewelry from cultured to freshwater pearls.
Make sure you place the pearls down on a flat, clean white surface that's well lit for an examination.
Try to determine the overtone of the pearls.
The orient is the rainbow of colors you can see in pearls, indicators of high quality.
They should also be very close in size, although you should expect some variations, especially in natural pearls.
If you are unsure about how to tell if pearls are fake, shop at a dealer or store where you can be guaranteed quality.
If it feels perfectly smooth the pearls are not authentic.
On her official beauty site she features a scrawling of her inspirations ranging from dreams to pearls to kisses.
Colorscope Shimmer Sheer: Light-reflecting pearls and fine shimmer give this loose powder a sparkly finish.
Inside the eye-catching packaging is a collection of multicolored powder pearls, formulated to brighten and even the skin tone.
Precious Pearls: Hydration, healing and lightening powers amp up this powder's potential tenfold.
Using light reflective pearls for its impact, you can apply it wet or dry as a powder or cream.
If jewelry is allowed, accessorize with pearls.
Glamorous extras include long black opera gloves, pearls, socialite bracelets, the perfect little evening bag and a stole to keep you warm.
Embellishment: Informal dresses typically have fewer elaborate embellishments such as lace, sequins, pearls, or beading.
Jewelry: From pearls to diamonds, the right bridal jewelry adds bling to even a simple dress.
Reception shoes are comfortable sneakers, flip flops or flat shoes adorned with sequins, pearls and glitter and tied with satin or lace shoelaces.
Enlist the help of a crafty friend and embellish ho-hum discount items with glitzy stones, white feathers or sprays of imitation pearls.
Apply rhinestone stickers or glue on simulated pearls.
Pearls or faux pearls are traditional wedding jewelry and are also appropriate for the mother of the bride.
Simpler headband-type tiaras, available in a wide range of designs from flowers to crystal to pearls, offer an exquisite look without the more formal appearance of a larger tiara.
Turn heads by accompanying a casual dress with traditional accessories such as a single strand of pearls and a one stem of your favorite flower adorned with a ribbon.
Silver frames accented with butterflies, wedding rings, wedding bells, pearls, rhinestones, doves, and roses are also available.
Dipped in white or milk chocolate and dusted with sprinkles or candied pearls, with your name and wedding date imprinted on the fortune, your guests are sure to enjoy this whimsical treat.
Iridescent powders, cornelli lace, basket weave, or latticework designs, blown sugar pearls or jewels, and unique cake texturization can all create individualized looks for your cake.
Candy Pearls - Decorate the tops and sides with candied pearls.
Generally bridesmaids receive pearls or a set with stones matching their dresses and bouquets.
Elegant, simple, and stunning, classic favorites for gifting jewelry to bridesmaids include pearls, sterling silver, and rhinestone or crystal pieces.
Simple pearl chokers, a strand of pearls, or a simple silver chain will be a lovely accent to a bridesmaid's attire.
A bridesmaid dress with a squared neckline, for example, will look more appropriate with a short strand of pearls rather than a long lariat-style necklace.
For an outdoor or spring wedding, floral designs, pink pearls, or pretty beaded pieces in soft pastels or pretty brights may work well.
If you are a younger bride, getting pearls for your attendants are a great idea.
For many young women, it will be their first string of pearls ever owned, which will make the gift exceptionally special.
Pearls are a subtle, classy way to accentuate your bridesmaids' look without overpowering your bridal jewelry or the ambiance of the wedding.
Never flashy and always at the height of elegance, pearls add that special touch to an ensemble that your ladies will love.
They are often accentuated with rosettes, flower petals, lace, pearls, or other delicate embellishments, and are frequently the most expensive flower girl dresses.
Standard wedding cake decorations include icing swirls, roses, pearls, beads, or fresh flowers to match the wedding bouquet.
Although there are wedding tiaras or combs with black available, there is lesser selection than other colors and styles, such as white, pearls, and silver.
Jewelry: Metal bridal jewelry can become unbearably hot when worn in the sun, and many summer brides opt for pearls or simple jewelry instead of heavy metal pieces.
Jewelry you may want to consider: a diamond pendant, a string of pearls, a simple silver bangle, dangling earrings or diamond studs.
Seaside Cake Top: This includes a white plastic stand, pearls, white shells, tulle, and your choice of starfish or pink murex shell.
It includes two doves, a large scallop shell, smaller shells, and pearls.
In that case, you can choose one of the more traditional settings with doves or a bride and groom set against a background of shells and pearls.
Wedding cakes took a cue from this idea, with bakeries designing a smooth white cake with edible pearls or a silver trimmed ribbon.
Add a strand or two of pearls for added beauty.
Simple dresses can do an excellent job of playing up your beautiful figure and body type without any distractions or bulk from sequins, beads, pearls, lace, or layers of tulle.
If you want to make yours look as close to a standard wedding cake as possible, consider draping it in white fondant and decorating it with pearls, ribbons, lace, or fresh flowers.
If you really want to go for class, you can request that your cake be decorated with pearls.
A strand could be wrapped around each tier, or a small spray of pearls could simply be used to add visual interest to the top of the cake.
Decorate the area around your cupcake display with fresh flowers, pearls, dragées, gold dust, or rose petals.
For an even dressier look, add some small beads, pearls or embroidery to the jacket.
Details-Dresses may or may not have embellishments, such as rhinestones, jewels, crystals, embroidery, pearls or colorful beads.
Stock up on supplies such as ribbon, lace, buttons, bows, rhinestones, glitter, beads, pearls, ribbon roses, tulle and fabric paint.
Look for styles that are loaded with goodies like ruffled organza overlays, satin underlays, removable flower accents, sequins, beads, and pearls.
And She Wore Pearls: A dog owner should consider a beautiful necklace for the glamor girl pooch in her life.
Often credited with popularizing costume jewelry, Coco Chanel subverted the haute jewelry scene by creating pieces that combined real jewels along with glass stones, rhinestones, faux pearls, and colored synthetic stones.
Chanel Jewelry is made from gold, platinum, gems, stones, and pearls.
The Cometes collection is composed of sparkling, celestial pieces created from materials such as rock crystal, sapphires, platinum, white gold, and Tahitian and Japanese pearls.
The Mademoiselle collection offers a delicate, feminine blend of colored stones, colored sapphires, freshwater pearls, and pink, yellow, or white gold.
The colors of aquamarine, peridot, citrine, amethyst, colored sapphires, tourmalines, iolites, and creamy freshwater pearls create an interplay with gold and diamonds that offers a refreshing and feminine appeal.
Mikimoto pearls enjoy a very prestigious reputation in the world of cultured pearl jewelry.
Mikimoto pearls are the result of one man's determination to imitate what, until then, only nature could provide.
Opening up to foreign trade brought quite a boon to Japan, but it also brought something else; a depletion of natural pearls and near extinction of the nation's clam beds.
In answer to this problem, Kokichi Mikimoto set out to create pearls by seeding oysters, something no one had ever succeeded at before.
Nearly indistinguishable from the natural pearls, his cultured pearls have set the standard for the industry.
The grading system for Mikimoto pearls is so stringent that, amazingly, less that ten percent survive the cut.
Lustre refers to that shine, that glow that truly fine pearls give off.
Classic Mikimoto pearls are a milky white, but other colors are available.
No matter which color is represented, it's the uniformity of that color across the entire pearl surface that differentiates higher quality pearls from lesser ones.
The ideal shape for a standard pearl is a sphere, so it stands to reason that the most perfectly rounded pearls are the most valuable, as long as the other main qualities are well represented.
Baroque pearls are also quite popular, but since they are so irregular in shape, it doesn't require the same kind of expertise to create a strand.
The trick is to find pearls with the smoothest surfaces, and leave the inferior ones behind.
Tahitian, South Sea and Akoya pearls are paired with a selection of sapphires in blue, pink and yellow for a stunning effect.
Mikimoto takes the concept of floating pearls to another dimension.
The Pearls in Motion Collection allows you to do just that.
Mikimoto employs a special mechanism that allows you to slide each pearl along the length of the chain, and once you're finished with your latest creation, your pearls will remain in place.
Kokichi Mikimoto once had a dream that every woman in the world would wear a string of pearls around her neck.
Each piece expertly combines symbols or motifs within stunning arrangements of pearls, stones, precious metals, or other materials.
Jewelry is available in silver and gold plate, often adorned with gemstones such as garnet, amethyst, sapphire, pearls, turquoise, citrine and many, many more.
Hearts and Pearls: Perfectly feminine, heart and pearl beads are separated with silver spacer discs.
Faux pearl clip on or stud earrings: Faux pearls look luxurious without breaking the bank.
Every woman loves pearls and pearl jewelry makes a beautiful and special give.
Understanding a little about pearls and how they are formed will help to enable better informed buying decisions and ensure that the perfect item is chosen that will give years of pleasure.
Pearls are formed by a piece of grit or sand getting into an oyster or mussel.
Pearls are a classic piece of jewelry and have been a symbol throughout the ages of beauty and elegance.
In Roman times pearls were regarded as being a measure of wealth and were extremely prized and in ancient Egypt many important women, including Cleopatra, wore pearls.
Pearl necklaces have long been regarded as a symbol of wealth as only very rich people could afford the number of graded pearls required to make up the length of a necklace.
Traditionally pearls were highly prized because of the challenge of finding them in the wild.
Often diving for pearls was a dangerous activity and pearls could only be found in some areas of the world.
Today, the advent of cultured and fresh water pearls means that pearl jewelry is more accessible, however, this does not detract from the beauty of a pearl however it has been formed.
There are many different types of pearls, some of the key ones include: Akoya, Tahitian and South Sea pearls.
Pearls are naturally available in a range of colors from dark smoky black through to bright white opalescence.
In addition to this pearls can be dyed and as such are available in the whole color spectrum.
Dyed pearls are a wonderful alternative for someone looking for something a little different, however, it should be noted that generally high quality pearls are not dyed so as to preserve their natural color and shine.
Pearls are also available in a wide variety of shapes.
While we think of pearls as being small round spheres, perfectly smooth and round, more unusual shapes can be found naturally.
Cultured freshwater pearls can be encouraged to grow in a variety of shapes, for instance hearts and crosses by placing preformed grit into the oyster.
Pearls make a wonderful gift as they are so versatile.
Unlike other gemstones and precious metals, pearls go with everything and complement both casual and formal outfits.
It is important to look after pearls to keep them looking wonderful.
Pearls can be faked or misrepresented therefore buying from a specialist jeweler will give peace of mind.
Jewelry designer Mackenzie Miller handcrafts a beautiful mother daughter bracelet set using striking peachy pink colored freshwater pearls and round silver alphabet beads to spell out the chosen names.
Each lovely bracelet created from 12 sterling silver beads and 16 exquisite freshwater pearls holds a beautiful sterling silver engraved heart charm with a genuine solitaire diamond.
Bracelets of fresh water pearls and sterling silver beads make a delicate combination in this beautiful mother and daughter set.
Hand constructed form turquoise, coral, Chinese porcelain, freshwater pearls, sterling silver, abalone pearl, Czech glass and Austrian crystal, these special bracelets each have half of an interlocking heart.
Large bold artificial pearls and glass beads will help to create a stunning look.
There are modern bracelets, mother bracelets with birthstones, beaded bracelets, Swarovski crystal enhanced bracelets and bracelets adorned with pearls.
Silver discs are separated with your choice of bead, stone, pearls, or silver spacers.
Pearls can be found in different qualities, ranging from the highly prized and highly valued top end pearls through to mass market freshwater pearls.
Many pearls are cultured and the quality of cultured pearls are generally exceptionally good.
Most of the earrings found online that feature sand dollars and pearls are designed for pierced ears.
Whether you want sophisticated or whimsical, you can sport sand dollars and pearls.
Karmelidesigns: There are other sea-inspired themes aside from sand dollars, but they all include irregularly shaped freshwater pearls.
Their sand dollar earrings offer a beautiful contrast of antique brass sand dollars against peacock pearls.
They are available for $28.00.Ruby Lane has a different style of sand dollar earrings with pearls.
Heavenly Treasures offers something unusual: 14K gold sand dollars paired with chocolate mother of pearls.
The pearls dangle while the golden sand dollar sits comfortably against the earlobe.
The charms include the distinctive Chanel logo, a shoe representing the Chanel designer range of shoes and a bag that is encrusted with glass pearls.
Pearls have been used in jewelry for many hundreds of years.
Good quality pearls are highly prized and are often featured in top of the range jewelry items.
Pearls can be incorporated into many forms of jewelry including pearl rings.
The choice of metal is very much down to individual preference as pearls look equally stunning when combined with the cool white of silver and white gold as they do when matched with warm yellow gold.
Pearls are set either deeply into a setting or set proud, to emphasize the pearl shape.
This is formed from lots of small pearls that are set together to make a dramatic centerpiece for a ring.
Pearls are often set along side other gemstones in rings.
Small pearls are also often used in eternity and eternity type rings.
The small pearls are set into a band that wraps the entire finger.
Designer and artisan jewelers often work with pearls and create a range of unusual designs that will appeal to people looking for something a little different.
Many contemporary pearl rings use pearls that are colored or unusual shapes.
Shop around and look for not only the best buy, but also look for a jeweler who is experienced in dealing and working with pearls.
Pearls are different to other gemstones and some specialist knowledge is required.
Thousands of years ago, the ancients thought pearls were gifts from the Gods formed from the morning dew.
For many today, the captivating beauty and exquisite luster of pearls still evoke feelings of mystery and magic as the allure of these exquisite gems is as timeless as the treasures themselves.
Most of the pearls of today are cultured rather than natural.
A classic necklace style, a choker is made of a single strand of pearls.
This type of pearl necklace consists of three or more strands of pearls.
A necklace that has pearls that are all the same size is called uniform.
When the pearls in a necklace are arranged according to their size with the largest in the center and the smallest at each end, the necklace is called graduated.
A tin cup pearl necklace has lengths of chain between pearls of equal size.
Cultured pearls are delicate and are easily damaged by chemicals found in hair spray, perfume and cosmetics.
To avoid dulling the luster of your pearls, always put them on last when getting ready to go out and remove them first once you are home.
Once you have removed your cultured pearls, wipe them with a soft cloth.
Doing this protects the pearls from the acidity of your skin and sweat.
Store cultured pearls away from other jewelry items so they do not scratch.
Never wear your pearls when showering or swimming.
As the world ushered in the new millennium, the Ballerina Pearl Company was perfecting the process that would turn black Tahitian pearls into luscious looking brown colored pearls, aptly named chocolate pearls.
Later that year the chocolate colored pearls made their debut in jewelry stores worldwide.
The pearls set in spectacular ring settings, such as this gorgeous 11mm chocolate Tahitian pearl set in beautiful 14K rose gold and surrounded by 158 diamonds, were a success as customers marveled at the breathtaking luster of the gems.
As news of the lustrous rich chocolate pearls of the Ballerina Pearl Company spread, questions arose as to whether or not they were natural cultured pearls or Tahitian black pearls colored by irradiation treatments or dyes.
The two main producers of the chocolate pearls, Shanghai Gems SA of Geneva and the Ballerina Pearl Company of New York, both maintained that the beautiful vibrant chocolate colors were not the product of irradiation or dyes.
Studies carried out by the Geological Institute of America show that the shimmering chocolaty colored pearls are not a product of added dyes or irradiation treatments.
A proprietary two-step bleaching and heating process produce chocolate pearls from black Tahitian pearls taken from Black-Lipped oysters.
This type of oyster is the only type that produces black pearls naturally.
Although natural brown colored pearls are occasionally found in cultured oysters, they are extremely rare.
Unlike the lustrous shades of chocolate colored pearls, natural brown pearls are a warm black-brown color and sometimes have a very slight coppery colored overtone.
All Tahitian chocolate pearls start out as natural black Tahitian pearls.
Once they undergo the bleaching process the result is pearls in stunning shades of chocolate brown with intense luster and undertones.
Many companies that manufacture chocolate pearls use a silver nitrate dying process to produce the brown color.
These pearls are considered treated and are generally priced much lower than Tahitian chocolate pearls.
Whether you prefer a classic solitaire style pearl ring, one with several pearls or a pearl cluster, the variety of rings set with chocolate pearls is sure to include your favorite.
At the other end of the pricing spectrum are Tahitian chocolate pearls set in platinum or gold with diamond accents.
Rings made with Tahitian chocolate pearls range from several hundred to several thousand dollars.
Most pearls are attached to a ring setting by drilling the pearl halfway through and inserting the setting bar into the hole.
The following is a sampling of websites that offer a beautiful selection of rings with striking chocolate colored pearls.
Pearls feature in many of the pieces of jewelry in the collections of royal families throughout the world.
Although pearl jewelry has this long history and despite the fact that high quality pearls can cost many thousands of dollars, pearl jewelry is also highly accessible.
In addition to the classical designs of a single strand of pearls and traditional pearl earrings, there are many contemporary styles available.
The wide availability of freshwater pearls has meant that pearl jewelry is much more accessible and beautiful items of jewelry are available for a fraction of the cost of expensive Akoya or Mikimoto pearls.
This combines the vibrant green of peridot with the delicate pink of pearls, creating a result that conjures up the image of 'strawberry lime'.
Dyed pearls - natural pearls can be dyed in a variety of colors.
Green and pink dyed pearls together can look very striking and are a great way to achieve the strawberry lime look.
This sorority Greek friendship necklace is made out of freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals.
Silver and pearls is a stunning combination.
The cool white of the silver metal shows off the natural pastel colors of pearls.
Dyed pearls also look fantastic when teamed with silver.
The effect of pearls can also be achieved by the use of artificial pearls or through the use of materials such as mother-of-pearl shell.
Freshwater pearls are considered a well-priced option.
Artificial pearls or mother-of-pearl are also affordable choices.
High quality pearls also make a lovely choice, however, these are more often combined with gold or platinum.
Pearls set into a cross design create a stunning effect.
It is also possible to buy cross-shaped pearls.
The gemstones add color and sparkle to a necklace and complement the neutral colors of the pearls.
You'll find various uses of semi-precious stones (and sometimes pearls) in these vintage designs.
You'll find plenty of cameos and faux pearls in this stylish collection.
The mothers can select from exquisite blue royal crystals, faux pearls, porcelain roses, and even an engraved gold bracelet.
There are three types of brown-toned pearls from which you can choose.
Chocolate pearls seem to be replacing the old standby of white pearls for wedding attendant accessories.
Brides are being seduced by the rich brown pearls that go with just about any color palatte.
While chocolate pearls aren't new, they are more affordable and available than ever before.
Hollywood stars put chocolate pearls on the fashion map, and over the past couple of years, women everywhere have embraced the elegant beauty of this colored pearl.
After you've decided which pieces of jewelry you need to purchase for your bridesmaids, you must decide what type of pearls to buy.
You have three basic choices: natural chocolate brown pearls, natural pearls that have been dyed, or brown glass pearls.
Oysters from the South Seas region, especially Tahiti, produce a variety of beautiful dark pearls; chocolate is only one of these colors.
Because there is no way to accurately predict the color of the pearl an oyster will produce, purchasing a matched strand of South Seas pearls can be very expensive.
If you shop for Tahitian pearls, you'll quickly discover that the average price for a strand of natural brown pearls is anywhere from $5,000 to $7,500, depending on how well the pearls are matched.
As an alternative, you may consider a single brown Tahitian pearl pendant easier on the bank account than an entire strand of these exotic pearls.
Unless you're wealthy, chances are you aren't looking for Tahitian chocolate pearls for your attendants.
Another option that is more cost-effective and still has a great look is dyed pearls.
This method ensures that the pearl strand has color uniformity, a potential problem with Tahitian pearls.
Dying pearls isn't new to the pearl industry, but technology advances have made the results better than ever.
These days, creating elegant chocolate pearls from natural pearls is achieved by using a specific stain that permanently dyes the pearl.
If you have a limited gifting budget, you may find that dyed natural pearls are better suited for your needs.
You can purchase a strand of freshwater pearls that have been dyed a chocolate color for as little as $99.
You can easily find a wide range of both natural and dyed pearls when you shop online.
If you need to stretch your wedding dollars, you may discover that glass pearls are a solution.
You can purchase any shape of chocolate brown pearls, just like you can white ones.
Four popular choices of shapes are button, coin, rice, and round pearls.
Button pearls gets their name from their characteristic button shape.
These pearls are shaped with one round side, while the opposite side is flat.
Coin pearls are disc-shaped and have a mystical appeal that resembles small, flattened, shiny pebbles.
Rice pearls are small, oval-shaped freshwater pearls.
If you want something very unique, this type of brown pearls may fit the bill.
Round pearls are considered traditional, but there are very few wild (uncultured) pearls that are naturally round in shape.
Irregular shapes are generally more affordable, but for some brides, nothing beats the uniformity of round pearls.
You can purchase a pair of chocolate pearl earrings and a matching strand of pearls for a fantastic look, or you may prefer a single pearl pendant over a strand.
There are some uniquely styled jewelry sets that use black onyx and white pearls together.
Pearls can vary dramatically in their appearance and quality.
There are several types of freshwater pearls, and each style can give you a different look.
Rice, button, coin, and round pearls are the most popular.
One of the things you want to be wary of while shopping for pearl and black onyx jewelry are those pieces that use mother of pearl instead of real pearls.
Mother of pearl is created from the nacre on the inside layer of an oyster shell, but genuine pearls are created inside the oyster.
The sharp contrast between black onyx and white pearls gives a sophisticated look.
Beads and Pearls: A popular choice of onyx and pearl jewelry is a gold chain necklace and bracelet with multi-faceted onyx beads and freshwater cultured pearls.
In contrast, you may prefer a modern styled jewelry set with a strand of pearls and an emerald cut onyx dangling from the center.
This look can be accentuated with a pair of hoop earrings complete with multiple pearls and black onyx beads that match the bracelet and necklace.
Many designs couple the use of gold spacer beads with onyx beads to create a unique look that accents the white pearls.
Perhaps you like diamonds and may select a ring that combines pearls, onyx, and diamonds for eye-catching sparkle.
Spider jewelry with black pearls is one of the popular modern combinations for many elegant designs.
A piece of spider jewelry accented with black pearls can be a stunning wardrobe accessory or conversation piece.
Natural black pearls, also known as Tahitian pearls, are rare and due to their limited availability were not often used in early spider jewelry.
Natural black pearls are very expensive, but simulated and dyed black ones are extremely affordable.
The majority of fashion spider jewelry uses simulated and dyed black pearls.
Fine jewelry pieces feature genuine black pearls.
The lovely combination of black pearls with the spider form will be remain popular because of its unique look and the fact that it can be dressy or casual.
The costume pearl necklaces were made from glass pearls dipped in an iridescent coating to look like natural pearls.
Chanel's faux pearls are often created in a range of colors, including white, pink, and even black.
It is common to find necklaces featuring rows of faux pearls, as well as simple single-strand pieces.
Costume jewelry from Chanel, unlike the Fine Jewelry collection, uses silver and faux pearls.
The Fine Jewelry collection uses 18K gold and fresh water pearls, as well as other precious gemstones.
Chanel costume jewelry features necklaces adorned with pearls and various other elements.
There are endless replica Chanel necklaces from pink pearls with a double C pink accents to double strands of pearls.
The use of pearls and the circular design make it appropriate for family gifts as well as meaningful anniversary jewelry.
Pearls provoke much mysticism and mystery due to their rarity and beauty.
Natural pearls form inside mollusk shells and are a type of calcium carbonate.
Pearls are smooth, have a luster and come in a variety of color, ranging from white to black.
Manmade synthetic pearls create even more color variation possibilities.
Historically, pearls were symbols of purity and perfection.
Ancient civilizations believed that pearls had magical properties and wore them as sacred jewelry.
In Roman times, only people of high rank could wear pearls because of their rarity and the stone's supposed powers.
In the Judeo-Christian tradition, pearls represent purity and harmony.
Today many jewelry shoppers simply associate pearls with formal dress rather than a symbolic message.
The symbolism of pearls is still factored into metaphysical jewelry.
Circle of life designs paired with pearls represent the idea of perfect unity and a peaceful, harmonious life since pearls symbolize perfection and harmony.
Lizix26: The Lizix26 Etsy shop has several circle of life designs with pearls.
Pearls come in a range of shades such as white, pink, gray, and black.