You don’t have to know all about pearls to understand rings quality pearl jewelry.
It is probably easier to pick out a pearl for a ring than a string of pearls for, say, a necklace simply because you only have to find one suitable pearl rather than match up a number of pearls to form a good quality necklace.
It is, of course, a lot cheaper also.
However, it is wise to have some understanding of pearls and the grades of pearls, the different types and origins. This information is available on this website from the links provided so it is worth while doing some due diligence and study to help you establish the type of pearl you would like in a ring.
When you buy a pearl always ensure that you get a certificate of appraisal supplied by an independent gemological laboratory. The dealer should have one of these for the pearl he is selling you. If not I would suggest you go elsewhere.
Without that certificate there is no way of knowing what sort of pearl you are buying or even if it is a genuine pearl or worth anything at all.
This brings us to the dealer. If you are buying from a local jewelry shop or pearl dealer then the person you are dealing with should demonstrate some knowledge of pearls including information rather than just superlatives such as, “It is very beautiful”, They should know something about the pearl, is it cultivated or natural? What is it’s origin, South Seas, china, Japan? That sort of thing.
If you are looking at a pearl on line ensure that the dealer has a contactable phone number and fixed address. How long have they been in business, Are they a member of the Better Business Bureau?
Importantly, do they have a returns policy so that, in the event you find the pearl you have bought is not up to scratch, can you return it and get a full refund?
All these points are important and with a little common sense you can easily locate just the pearl you are looking for.
In fact, finding rings quality pearl jewelry is not as difficult at it may have first seemed.