Pearls have always been a part of traditional jewellery and are known to be a queen among gems. Although the name of the person who first discovered pearls is not known, it is said that Lord Krishnas daughter was gifted pearls on the occasion of her wedding by her father who was the first person to do so. Others say that the queen Cleopatra was the first woman to use pearls. But theses are just speculations as the actual history of this gem is unknown.
Pearls are found in a wide range of shapes. Usually pearls are produced by way of biological processes which take place in mineral and organic substances. Some prominent pearls are created by snail shells and mollusks. But in nature, pearls are formed because of the irritation that is caused by the entry of a foreign substance in the shell
Today, pearl jewellery is a sign of beauty, class and exquisiteness.
You might find a variety of pearls, but sea water and freshwater varieties are the most popular. For those who dont want spend too much money on jewellery, freshwater pearls are the best option. Remember that you must avoid sea water pearls as these pearls are expensive because of their texture and weight. While shopping for pearl jewellery, you must have some knowledge about the pearl itself.
Consider the size and weight of the pearl. The heavier the pearl is the higher is its price. So if you dont want to spend too much go in for a pearl that is light in weight.
Another thing that must be considered is the pearls shape. There are a variety of shapes available like round, flat and tear, button and baroque etc. Select the pearl that suits your partner. But do keep in mind that a pearl that is round is quite costly. Lastly, do consider the colour of the pearl. It plays a vital role; the price of the pearl is affected by the pearls colour. Do keep in mind that the black pearl from the Tahitian Sea is very expensive.
And finally do remember that gifting your loved one pearl jewellery that is beautiful and of excellent quality is sure to surprise her.