What sets pearls apart is their ability to create an exquisitely feminine and sophisticated feel that transcends the allure of any earth-mined faceted gemstones.
- High purity gold and silver jewellery is a great investment.
When you buy jewellery made with gold, silver, and other precious metals, it is not only pretty to look at, but also it serves as a great investment for you in the long term.
Gold is the world’s most valuable and sought-after metal. Its purity is measured in carats, often abbreviated to ‘ct’ or ‘k”. 24 carat gold is 100% pure gold, measured at 24/24. But it’s too soft to be used in jewellery. Most gold jewellery is mixed with alloys such as silver, copper and zinc to produce purities less than 24 carat. 18ct gold jewellery contains 75% pure gold where as 9ct gold has 37.5% purity. Depending on the types of alloys used, gold can be yellow, white, rose, and other different coloured gold. The higher the carat weight, the higher purity the gold is, and hence the value it increases.
Fine jewellery is usually made with 18ct gold. In the United Kingdom, 9ct and 18ct are the most popular carats used for jewellery. In the United States, 10k and 14k are more prevalent. It’s important to note that vermeil gold is not actually gold. It is sterling silver that has been gold-plated. Gold-filled or rolled-gold jewellery is made with base metals and will wear away eventually. Silver, on the other hand, is more affordable than gold. Sterling silver, used in most silver jewellery, is 92.5% pure silver.
- Fine saltwater pearl jewellery can last a lifetime and through generations.
Pearls, alongside diamond, emerald, ruby, and sapphire, constitute the fine jewelry category, known for their enduring value. Gemstones such as amethyst, opal and topaz are semi-precious and do not have high intrinsic value.
Elegant, luminous and magical, pearls are the epitome of femininity and timelessness. From the romantic legends to the world’s famous La Peregrina pearl, they have been the ultimate symbol of power, strength, and wealth.
Saltwater pearls are very durable because of their thick nacre and excellent surface quality. The nacre and surface quality is especially important when choosing Akoya, South Sea and Tahitian pearls. As they’re all bead-nucleated, the thickness of their nacre determines how durable the pearls are. For example, when you pick up a low quality Akoya strand, it may feel very light. In some cases, it may not even feel like real pearls. This is because the pearl nacre is very thin.
- Pearls are always appropriate, and never go out of fashion.
There’re so many different ways of wearing pearl jewellery. For example, a strand of lustrous saltwater pearls can instantly add a touch of elegance to your outfit. Layering and building up depth and shine can be fun and impactful. As considered the most wearable piece, a pair of pearl stud earrings are just perfect for any occasion.
For black-tie dinners, weddings and anniversaries, the exotic Tahitian and South Sea pearl and diamond jewellery creates depth and drama, making it an ultimate showstopper to mark the occasion.
- Each Piece Narrates a Tale
As your jewelry collection evolves over time, each piece contributes to the story of your life, capturing precious memories and milestone moments.
- The Sentimental Value of Fine Jewelry Gifts
Few gifts carry the cherished sentimental value of fine jewelry. Their thoughtful and meaningful nature fosters closeness among family and friends, serving as tokens of love, appreciation, and conversation starters.
Pearls, symbolizing the 30th wedding anniversary and serving as June's birthstone, offer timeless elegance suitable for everyday wear. Whether marking a special occasion or enhancing daily attire, pearls encapsulate enduring beauty, making them a treasure to be cherished.