Guide to Evaluate a Pearl Jewelry
It helps you to learn whether it is really worth the dollars you spend, while you are buying pearl jewelry?
Generally, evaluating a pearl jewelry starts with a idea that how much the components are worth and how to combine them. Thus the widely-used components that should be taken into consideration are pearls, metal work, decorations, crafts and brands.
Pearls are firstly identified by quality standards from A to AAA grades (although description or definition of GIA grades may be a littledifferent from one company to another). For instance, all are of AA+ grade in quality, south sea pearls are as valuable as Tahitian pearls, then Akoya pearls are worth less, and other saltwater pearls and freshwaters are the most affordable to people.In size, the larger a pearl is, the higher its price can be. Also, a round pearl is better than an off-round or a drop pearl. Lastly, white, pink, golden and black are dominating pearl body colors; but the rarer overtone really make a pearl be more expensive. In short, a 10-12mm, AAA, pink freshwater pearl may be very close to an 7-8mm, AA, white Akoya pearl in price in spite of the above facts.
Precious metals such silver, gold and platinum are often used to set with pearls jewelry. The unique make or exquisite fabrication of metal let a pearl jewelry be not only more valuable, but also more fashionable. However, metal itself is of great value. It is well known that platinum can bid higher than gold in price. And gold is also worth much more than silver.
More specifically, gold is divided into 14K, 18K and 24K. The bigger K number is, the more expensive gold is. Sometimes, the weight of precious metal piece is concerned for price. All the clasps we provide are in 14k gold with all the post in 18k gold.
Frequently, other gemstones like diamonds, jades, crystal-rocks, even and kinds of pearl imitations and decorations are hired to have pearl jewelry decorated, well matched and interspersed. These precious gemstones push the price of pearl jewelry up, while they are enhancing pearl jewelry charm. Some jewellers place zircon as a replacer of real diamond, but actually, it has great difference on values when compared with diamonds. At Pearlhours, some pieces are macthed with real diamonds. They are shiny and could tell others that you are the one who know pearl jewelry and love them.
More often, consummate craft and unique design ideas create a brand for a pearl jewelry, which add much value to and make pearl jewelry really luxurious goods. So a pearl jewelry piece finished by a famous designer or come out of leading company is inevitably sort of high-end product on market.