Pearl jewelry has always been considered a classic adornment for women of class and the very simplicity of pearl brings out the fragile beauty of any woman. A pearl necklace or a tiny pair of earrings is a perfect accessory for any occasion and no one can be overdressed by wearing pearls. The world of gemstones however is full of pitfalls where a lot of fake stones and jewelry are passed off as genuine by unscrupulous vendors who have made a big business out of it. Unsuspecting buyers are brainwashed into believing they are buying real pearls when in fact all they are getting are cheap imitations that have been treated to look like real pearls. Therefore it’s imperative that you buy pearl certified appraised jewelry whenever you are looking to buy pearls.
Especially when buying gemstones you must ensure that the person from whom you are buying the stones is a qualified gemologist who knows the difference between the genuine and the fake. Just because someone has been in the business of selling jewelry for a considerable period of time assures you of the genuine quality of stones this does not mean he is a qualified gemologist. When it is a question of purchasing appraised pearls, you must get advice from a gemologist who knows the differences in the various kinds of pearls that are out in the market.
Let’s say you are in the market for an Akoya Pearl necklace that are the most sought after pearls these days. Forget about the absolutely natural pearls people are talking about because they are extremely rare and even if you do come across one, you might have to bargain with all the wealth in your possession to buy one; that’s how expensive it is. Akoya pearls on the other hand are world renowned for their class and quality and can be identified by its luster and perfect roundness and are considered the next best thing to the natural pearl. However, not being a gemologist, how would you know for sure they are appraised pearls or not?
The same goes for a necklace of Freshwater pearls. Although not as expensive as the former, these are good enough to be given as gifts while you can always wear a pair of freshwater peal earrings or any other jewelry made out of freshwater pearls for any occasion and feel confident enough to be on par with any fashionable lady. If on the other hand, you can afford to buy a Tahitian pearl necklace you are indeed lucky because these are pearl certified appraised jewelry and there’s no doubt they are some of the most exquisite pearl jewelry available in the market today.
When getting your pearls appraised, be careful of discount stores that offer to do an appraisal of your jewelry before you buy them. These people are only trying to make money out of your appraisal by informing you that they are willing to offer you a big discount but is in fact is only using a marketing tactic where you will be called upon to pay insurance even higher than that of the pearls due to an inflated appraisal done by the discount store in question. You will no doubt get your “pearl certified appraised jewelry” certificate. Don’t however take it for granted, but get another appraisal done for insurance purposes.