Choosing the Right Pearl despite Its Slight Natural Flaws Which Can Be Overlooked
How would exactly one know if their pearl jewellery is worth the price? A pearl’s value is proportional to the quality of its surface. The odds of finding a pearl without any blemishes are very low. Due to their rarity, such flawless pearls are preserved rather than drilled and using it in jewellery. Since pearls don’t go through cutting and polishing like other metals, they aren’t uniform in shape and lustre and that in fact makes the gemstone more unique. Hence a pearl with lesser blemishes has more value.
Factors that affect the quality of a pearl:
- Pearl surface
The surface of the pearl determines its durability and value. Look closely at its surface to see how obvious the blemishes are.
Natural pearls are very rare and most expensive. Pearls cultured in salt water falls next to natural pearls in terms of price and saltwater cultured pearls come at an affordable price.
- Pearl shape
Perfectly round pearls are quite difficult to cultivate. Most of the Black Tahiti pearls are perfectly round. Oval-shaped pearls are more affordable and easily available. The shape of the pearls isn’t that very important when purchasing a pair of earrings or strand since the various shapes are equally fascinating.
- Pearl size
Pearls that are more than 14mm in size are rare and expensive. Freshwater pearls are usually between 1mm and 12mm and saltwater pearls range between 12mm and 20mm. However, if a large pearl looks flawed and lacks lustre, it is better to avoid it and go for smaller ones with better lustre.
‘PearlsOnly’ offers trendy pearl collections. See this site for unique designs. Pearls with a smooth surface and bright reflection are of high quality. Since most pearls come with its fair share of blemishes, the pearl can be evaluated depending on the extent of blemishes.
Clean pearls are those who are almost flawless with blemishes difficult to spot by the naked eye. Lightly spotted ones have minute blemishes are visible to a trained eye – probably a professional grading person. Heavily spotted ones have easily visible imperfections.
Certain flaws show better against dark colours. Choose your pearl jewellery considering all the above factors and examine in well in better light settings.