Do you have any memorable experience of giving gift to special one?
Yes, I have a beautiful memory. Before Christmas , I spent many hours a day to select perfect but inexpensive gifts for my family members. When it came choosing for my favorite daughter, Marlin's gift, I put in more effort. I wanted to buy something special. She is a nature lover, likes music and loves to give surprise to her children and husband adding special dishes to the dinner table, at the weekends.
First, I thought about some electric gadgets. Then I thought that it would not be any thing special. Mrs. Mathew, my neighbor suggested me for precious gems jewelry. It helped me to get the right track. Yes, Marlin has a great collection of adorable jewelries. So, I decided to get a nice pearl set for her.
I did a research about pearls and found many lovely pearl sets, pearl earrings and necklaces on net. First, I selected two pearl sets. One with white pearls and other with pink pearls. I wanted to see her with elegant look at party.
My Initial Selection
To select my desired gift I did search on net to know details about the quality, luster and other
information before buy.
White set – The white set made of 7-7.5mm White Japanese Saltwater Akoya AAA quality high lusture Pearls is offered by La Regis Jewelry. It has its own style and sophisticated look, suits any body of any age. La Regis Jewelry offers Premier and Classic cutured pearls. The pearls are individually hand-picked to ensure it meets our high quality standards. The set includes 18" necklace and matching stud earrings.
An Awesome Pink Necklace Appealed Me
Pink set - A pink necklace by HinsonGayle Fine Pearl Jewelry attracted me. This gorgeous endless pink pearl rope is made with hundreds of handpicked freshwater pink pearls for their 100% solid nacre, iridescent flashes and lustrous surfaces. The rope is approximately 82 inches long, enough to drape up to four layers. These eye-catching long pink pearl rope can be worn in numerous styles. These pearls are really very pretty, elegant, versatile and well priced. HinsonGayle's pink pearls are not peach in color. but instead an attractive pink with tinges of the lavender overtones. These naturally pink pearls have not been dyed or color treated in any way. HinsonGayle is a Designer Member of the Cultured Pearl Association of America. This gorgeous jewelry collection is handcrafted from rare and premium pearls meticulously selected from pearl farming regions. If you are interested...
Pink Round Stud Earrings
To Make A Pink Pearl Set
To make a pink pearl set I looked for matching earrings. Ultimately I found AAA 7.5-8.0mm Naturally Pink Round Cultured Freshwater Pearl Stud Earring of same brand. The pearls have an amazingly smooth surface, natural color, rich tone, exceptional luster and hints. The standard sized premium 100% solid nacre pearls are treasured for their nearly perfectly round shapes. HinsonGayle's simply stunning ultra-premium pearl earrings are crafted from the highest quality cultured freshwater pearls available in the world. The Stud Earrings are mounted on 14K White Gold Posts. Premium Solid 14K Gold Posts are not hollow or plated. You can select this nice item separately as a teenage girl's gift also.
Both the sets are very exclusive and have ultra shine. But I finally selected the pink set as Christmas gift this year only because of my budget. Hope for the next time purchase.
My daughter was very much thrilled getting the gift pack. She opened the box and only uttered "marvelous!" with a gleeful smile. In the evening party, she decorated her with a white satin dress and the pink pearl set. She was looking outstanding. She was handling all her admirers with a pretty smile. I could realize that my choice was perfect. Thanks - Mathew. Yes, I am very happy and got the result of my utmost effort of choosing gift.
How to shop for pearls - Tips for buying pearls
Take A Look On Short History Of Pearls
Pearl is the only gem produced by using a living creature
The Persian Gulf was one of the main sources of natural pearls. The demand for pearls dropped when diamonds were discovered. Natural pearls were rare and expensive and only reachable to Royals and the very rich and well connected people. By the early 1900s, three Japanese, Kokichi Mikimoto, Tokichi Nishikawa and Tatsuhei Mise discovered the secret of making cultured pearls. It took many years for cultured pearls to be accepted. Now it has been popular all over the world. Jewelry manufacturers are using cultured pearls to make beautiful and attractive fashion jewelries. There are many places across the globe famous for the pearls like China, Japan etc. United States import most of the pearls from China.
Types of cultured pearls:
Cultured pearls are produced by cultivating the oysters and placing the foreign particles beads in the shells of mollusks. They can be cultivated in freshwater and saltwater both.
Freshwater pearls are harvested by mollusks living in freshwater like river, lakes and ponds. They are more durable and highly resistant than saltwater pearls. They are cheaper too.
Saltwater pearls are produced by mollusks that live in oceans, bays, gulfs and seas. The shapes of the pearls formed from saltwater oysters are almost round. Saltwater pearls like Tahitian pearls and South sea pearls are very expensive as cultivation process is costly. Akoya seawater pearls are less expensive.
Why do people love to choose pearl jewelry for special occasions?
We spend many hours to choose special gifts for any occasion like, wedding, birthday, anniversary or Christmas. We get a vast range of options for women. Fashion jewelry is one of them. For special occasions gold, diamond or pearl jewelries may be chosen. Cultured pearl jewelry has become more popular today for its affordable price range compared to look.
Pearl jewelry gives a special and elegant look. Can you imagine, how will she look sophisticated wearing a pink pearl set with white/soft pink dress, or white pearl set with any other suit?
6 reasons for selecting pearl jewelry:
- Pearl set suits any one of any age group.
- Available in different colors like pink, white, grey, black or any other shades.
- It never runs out of fashion.
- Pearl assets similar to gold and silver ornaments.
- It can be worn on any occasion like wedding, Christmas, birthday or any other party
- Affordable price ranges.
So you can choose a pearl jewelry as an exotic brilliant gift for your special one from many options of colors, designs and price ranges.
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If You Like Pearl
epearlsmall from Shanghai on August 14, 2011:
Pearl jewelry is very good gift idea. I like AAA quality pearl.
RTalloni on March 28, 2011:
Pearls are my favorite to own and to give.
manjubose5 (author) on March 05, 2011:
Thanks Powerpoe1 for your encouraging comment.
Powerpoe1 on March 05, 2011:
Great hub about pearls, I just recently purchased a gray baroque necklace and three bracelets. Jewelry is an excellent choice for gift given and a great way to start a conversation. Every piece of jewelry tells a story!
manjubose5 (author) on January 05, 2011:
Thanks Keren That you have liked it. Me too. It is appreciable coming through comments.
Karen N from United States on January 04, 2011:
Excellent gift ideas, I've always loved pearls.