When facing with glittering array of pearl jewelry products, even though the value concept has not been the first considering factor for most women consumers any more, how to select a kind of well-content and cost-effective pearl jewelry? Except for mosaic style, you can select pearls from the following aspects:
The main standard to evaluate pearl is luster. The thicker the pearl qualitative layer is and the more closely the stack is, the more gentle and charming the pearl surface’s iridescence is. What’s more, the pearl’s luster has prominent effect in the appearance and price.
The pearl’s color is made up of body color and a kind of faintly visible overtone which is pervading above body color. Generally speaking, gold south sea pearl and black pearl with malachite green have low production and higher price. In addition, people’s choices and wearing of pearls are primarily affected by region culture and tradition. Therefore, when purchasing pearls, consumers do not need to be upset for considering which kind of color would be better, just need to select your favorite colors. With the white pearl that full of vitality, gold pearl that with royal rich colors, and pink pearl which is full of romance and so on, I’m sure there will be a kind of pearls that satisfy you!
Pearl shapes are very abundant that can be roughly divided to three shapes like round, symmetric figure and heteromorphism. Round pearl’s consuming market is universal. As an old adage says, “round as pearls and smooth as jade”. The best round pearls can keep rolling in frictionless surface which is called “Go dish bead” in the area of jewelry. As the formation of pearls will suffered a lot of effects from uncontrollable factors, so “Go dish bead” is in a low production. Pearls like symmetrical water drop shaped, oval-shaped and pear-shaped also are difficult to acquire. Though heteromorphic pearl is not in high value, once after through the designer’s distinctive manufacture, it will have a sudden rise in social status and only has unique kind. I’m believed that even you are picky, you will add more favor on it.
In principle, the fewer the flaw in the pearl’s surface like pot hole and spines, the more valuable the pearl is. However, as affected by many aspects such as environment and the health of mother shell, most of pearls’ surface has varying degrees of flaws. Even valuable pearl has flaws. If these flaws are not prominent or hidden in those relatively covert such as inlay, they will be influenced much less for the beauty and price. There is no need to pursue perfectness excessively.
As an old saying goes, “Seven points bead, eight treasures”. The bigger the size of pearl is and the harder the breeding process, the more valuable the pearl is. In general, the price for pearl’s diameter that is over 9mm will be higher than general size of pearl. Besides, the price increases as the size while some of the heteromorphic pearls are not in this evaluating scope. If a pearl’ diameter is over 14mm, round and without any flaws, shining and glittering, that would be god-given highest grade. The size is not the main factor for evaluating the good or bad pearls. You should base on the wearer’s figure and face to choose the size of pearl.
Matching attribute is mainly aiming at those jewelries which are not only including one pearl, especially is suitable for pearl strands’ evaluation. It can be understood specifically that all pearls’ shape, luster, smooth finish and other quality factors should be in accordance and without prominent difference.
Maybe you will still feel perturbed after knowing about pearl’s every aspect and the main points you need to notice when purchasing. That’s ok! Tell you good news; our country has been promoting the pearl level certificate from March 21, 2010 which means buying pearls are just like buying diamonds that have specific level standards. You do not need to worry about not being professional enough. For example, the organizations like national jewelry and jade quality Supervision and Inspection Center, national pearl and pearl articles can provide level certificate. The supervising items related in certificate are according to national standard GB/T18781-2008 <Pearl grading>’ contents that are including the pearl’s attribute, total weight, size, color and the degree of shape, luster, smooth finish, nacre thickness, matching attribute and so on. All are clear and can save effort and energy in your consuming.