Recently many gem lovers are searching for the genuine half pearl. According to experts, one can merely look for a genuine pearl of his/her choice and have it cut in half by an expert gem-stone cutter or jewelry repair person.
Voila, the genuine half pearl is created.
The value of the pearls in jewelry is determined by a combination of the luster, color, size, lack of surface flaw and symmetry that are appropriate for the type of pearl under consideration. Among those attributes, luster is the most important differentiator of pearl quality according to jewelers.
All factors being equal, however, the larger the pearl the more valuable it is. Large, perfectly round pearls are rare and of high value.
Some pearls have holes drilled right through them to make up a strand for the neck or the wrist. Others require a one-sided hole to create a pearl post for earrings.
It is customary for a bridegroom to give his bride a strand, or strands of pearls at their wedding as a personal gift after the ceremony. She may request a choker or something a little longer with or without an ornate clasp. She may want a hidden clasp which allows her to wear her pearls longer, shorter or even as a choker. This beautiful gift will adorn the bride on her wedding day and forever, telling others that she’s his pearl-of-a-girl.
Check out this page of pearls where you can find a variety of sizes and prices you would like to give your bride or your favorite girl. After all, pearls are a girl’s best friend. Or was that diamonds?