Pearl Earrings, Elegantly Classic Gift

Published: 10th November 2009
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When you think of classic jewelry for yourself, your mother, or grandmother, pearls always come to mind. There is something so timeless about pearls. Whether it was Jackie O wearing them with a sweater set, or Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. The simplest way to wear pearls is by dressing up your ear lobes with a gorgeous set of pearl earrings.

Pearls are an unique piece of jewelry because they are completely organic, being produced from a tiny piece of grit or sand that has made its way into a clam or oyster. Because pearls come from so many different of these mollusks, they are classified by their origin and shapes. Pearl come from four different locations, natural, cultured, freshwater, and saltwater pearls. Because of the rarity of pearls, they are quite expensive and are usually sold by carat weight. Due to the cost of pearls, most pearls in today's market are considered to be vintage pearls.

The shape of the pearl should also be taken into consideration when choosing your new pearl earrings. They come in spherical, symmetrical and baroque shapes. The rounder the pearl shape, the more desirable and the more expensive thus making the spherical pearls the most expensive you can find.

Symmetrical pearls are not as expensive as the spherical pearls. They include the pear shaped pearls and those that have symmetry from one side to the next but are not round.

Baroque pearls are the most affordable of all pearls because they are irregularly shaped. If you are looking for pearl earrings that are unique, these can be your best bet as they all vary from one pearl to the next but are just as beautiful. Baroque pearls are as unique as the person who is receiving them.

Pearl earrings are a great gift for any occasion such as a wedding present, a birthday, Mother's Day, or as a heirloom to be passed down for generations to come.

Sharon Austin writes articles about women and their interests--home, fashion, jewelry, career, kids, health, and hobbies. Her latest blog talks about her fascination for fashion accessories, particularly pearl bracelets and pearl earrings. Read on to discover more about pearl jewelry.

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