Let’s face it. Pearl earrings are expensive. They are rare gems that look amazing on any woman who wears them. Imagine being at a party with a lovely long white gown and a pair of pearl earrings. You will surely stand out.

You can find a wide pearl earrings selection online nowadays. All of these choices might seem great, but not all of them are worth buying. There are some options that are just better than others. How would you know? Here are some tips to help you.

Look for the right type

There are 4 main pearl types to choose from including the Japanese Akoya, Tahitian Pearls, Chinese Freshwater and South Sea Pearls. Each choice is different in size, colour and price. White pearls are obviously the best choice, but you can try something else if you want to look different. Any of those types would be right for you. It simply depends on what you are wearing.

Determine the pearl size

The most popular choices are in the 7-9.5mm range. They are considered the most traditional pearls. They are also versatile. They can blend well with any skin colour and whatever it is that you are wearing. They can also look great regardless of the occasion. Of course, the rule of thumb is that larger pearls are more valuable assuming that lustre and shape are all the same.

Find the right length for the earrings

Some pearl earrings are perfect when simply placed right on the ears. Others are better when dangling from the ears. You can go for a more minimalist approach or you can go all out. The length does not really matter. The most important thing is that you are comfortable when wearing the pearls.

Determine how much you are willing to pay

Obviously, you need to set a budget if you want to buy pearls. Fine cultured pearls are just about the same price as freshwater pearls. They also come in different tiers depending on the size, lustre, surface quality and other factors. Always remember that for every millimetre in size that you go up, the price should increase by only 30-50%. When it goes beyond that, it is too expensive. A 15.0mm fine South Sea pearl is more difficult to prepare and they are obviously more expensive.

On the other hand, you must not settle for something cheaper just because you want to try pearls. This is a really difficult gem to determine especially with the naked eye. You can end up with fake pearls if you are not certain about what you are buying, especially from unknown and untrusted sources.

Speaking of sources, you also need to be careful where you buy the earrings. It is fine if you choose an online store as there are a lot of reliable stores online. Just make sure you read reviews, so you can test the authenticity of the store.

Pearls as earrings are perfect. You only need the best ones to look great!

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