Some like gold jewelry, others like jewelry made of pearls. But if you want to have a classic precious jewelery that will always be in vogue, then you need to purchase the strings of pearls. This decoration can make you irresistible, besides it can be worn for any occasion. However, like any other thing, the quality of pearls is different. Therefore, before you buy such an ornament, you should know how to choose the right pearl.
Before you buy pearls, compare the quality of the proposed jewelry. When buying, pay attention to the differences in purity, in shades, sizes and roundness of pearls. But the most attention is being given to the game of color and glitter of pearls. After all, they are an important characteristic that you need to learn to evaluate yourself.
When examining, compare with each other different quality variables: shine is excellent, but roundness is not important; roundness is excellent, but the shine is rather weak; shape is excellent, but in the thread of pearls there is no harmony; everything is normal and color and gloss, but the surface of the pearls is not clean.
It is also advised to try the pearls on yourself to make sure that the color of the pearls is in harmony with the color of your hair and your skin. Ask the seller if the color is natural with pearls, especially if you buy colored stones (for example, blue, gray, black). Often, colored natural stones are more expensive than white stones.
The size. Asking for the size of pearls, compare the differences in cost to pearls of different sizes, but of the same quality. A double string of small pearls looks beautiful and is cheaper than a single string with large pearls.
Roundness. The most important are perfectly round pearls, but they are relatively rare. To check the roundness of the shape of the pearl, roll it over a smooth surface. If the surface is round, the stone will roll smoothly and straight.
Symmetry. If the pearl is symmetrical, then it should be oval, flattened, may resemble the shape of a drop or pear. The more symmetrical the pearl is relative to the middle of the axis, the more valuable it is. Recently, in the manufacture of jewelry is used precisely such pearls, especially popular teardrop pearls.
If pearls are asymmetrical, then it is called "Barok" and can be of arbitrary shape. In recent years, such pearls have also become popular due to their unique shape.
Colour. The color of natural pearls can be many shades of different colors. In each of the countries there are their preferences in the colors of pearls.
Preferring white pearls, you need to ensure that the color was not grayish or yellowish, but absolutely white. However, the overtone sometimes increases the value of white pearls. Overtone is an admixture of a different color. The most valuable overtone is pinkish. The overtone is bluish or greenish in color.
The greenish overtone is the most valuable for black pearls.
To see the overtone and evaluate the pearl by its color, direct it from the direct rays and consider. If you look at the pearl under direct sunlight, you can see not only the overtone, but also other shades of color - this is called iridiscentness. Unlike ordinary pearls, iridisscent pearls are the most valuable.
Currently, lavender, golden, pink shades are quite popular. Surface. When buying pearls, take a close look at it from all sides. A sign of good pearls is the absence of any defects - pimples, irregularities, dark spots or cracks.
Shine. If the pearl is viewed in direct sunlight, you can see that some pearls, unlike others, shine much more. Gloss is one of the important characteristics, as the more glitter on the surface of the pearl, the more valuable it is.
The size. The cost of large pearls is much higher than that of small pearls, since large stones are rare in nature.
To verify the authenticity of pearls is quite simple: draw a pearl over the surface of any tooth, a real stone will grind.