14K White Gold Solitaire Pearl Pendant
Freshwater cultured pearl pendants and necklaces are one of our specialties at Gemologica.com. We offer many styles of Freshwater cultured pearl pendants â€“ available in white gold, yellow gold and sterling silver. We are confident that you will be impressed with the quality of our freshwater cultured pearl gemstones and birthstones, and because of our world-leading gemstone sources, we can pass the savings on to you.
Our collection of freshwater cultured pearl pendants and necklaces has something for everyone. Whether you're shopping for yourself to bring a new outfit to life or add the final touches to a dress or gown for a formal event, or looking for the right gift to give a loved one for a birthday, special event or graduation, you'll find a diversity of options in every price range. From simple pendants to diamond and freshwater cultured pearl stone necklaces, you can be as simple or luxurious as you want to be. All of our freshwater cultured pearl pendants go perfectly with our other freshwater cultured pearl jewelry, including freshwater cultured pearl rings, bracelets and freshwater cultured pearl necklaces, so be sure to check each category before checking out.
When you are shopping for pearl pendants, the most important value factor to consider is the quality of the pearl. Natural cultured pearl colors are much more valuable than dyed pearl colors, which often look too vivid or harsh to come from nature. The quality of a cultured pearl is judged by luster, the reflectivity and shine of the surface, and the orient, which is the soft iridescence caused by the refraction of light by the layers of nacre. Also look for any flaws or spots in the nacre: the best pearls have an even smooth texture. Other factors that affect value are the regularity of the shape, size, and color. Pearls are organic, created when a mollusk like an oyster covers a foreign object with beautiful layers of nacre, the mother of pearl. Most pearls today are cultured by man. A shell bead or mantle tissue is placed inside an oyster and the oyster is returned to the water. The mollusk does the rest: it covers the implanted shell or with layer after layer of lustrous nacre. Although the culturing of pearls began in Japan with the saltwater white Akoya pearl, today the majority of the cultured pearls on the market, even traditional-looking white strands, are freshwater pearls cultured in the lakes of China. China has added beautiful natural pastel shades to the pearl palette: lovely warm pinks, oranges, and purples. In the warmer waters of the South Pacific, bigger mollusks produce South Sea cultured pearls and black Tahitian cultured pearls, which come in larger sizes. South Sea golden cultured pearls are the world's most valued pearls for their buttery color and natural satiny luster. Pearls have long symbolized perfection and purity, making them popular for brides. Pearls are the most feminine of gems. According to ancient Chinese legend, the moon holds the power to create pearls, instilling them with its celestial glow and mystery. Pearls are the June birthstone and the 3rd and 30th anniversary gem. Pearl pendants and necklaces are crafted in white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, platinum or sterling silver. Because pearls are organic, they have a relatively low hardness of 2.5 to 3.5 and should be stored away from other jewelry to prevent scratching. Always put on perfume, lotion, and sprays before you put on pearl necklaces and pendants, since chemicals may be absorbed into the surface of pearls, staining them.
Let Gemologica help you find the perfect Freshwater cultured pearl pendant or necklace. And all pearl pendants and necklaces over $25 always ship for free at the Gemologica Pearl Gemstone Pendant Jewelry Store.