Pearls come in different shapes and sizes, colors and values. Natural pearls are very rare, so like many things in this day and age a large percentage of the pearls are cultured (with the help of human intervention). Some very simple hints to make sure that you are getting a nice set of pearls is to make sure there is a consistency in shape, luster and smoothness among the pearls. Because pearls come in many different colors (white, yellow, black and grey) you can never go wrong. Many folks ask me the question about the cost of pearls and I tell them that depending on the qualities they are looking for they should expect to pay $400 plus, remember pearls never go out of style!
I also think that the First Lady Fashioniasta has really brought "classy back" and is showing that a pearl necklace can be fun and fabulous.
Like any jewelry purchase always educate yourself or just make life easier and let us do it for you! If you have any questions about your pearl purchase we'd be happy to help.