Earrings have become one of the famous accessories that all women in different walks of life and races do wear. In the more civilized world, earrings are just part of fashion statement and even making a simple good-looking woman become a head turner  through wearing earrings

Pearl earrings are considered as one of the most classic and elegant piece of accessory a woman can wear in every occasion. It is the perfect piece of accessory that can match up with a pair of shirt and jeans with a cocktail dress or a gown.

Shopping for pearl earrings can be tedious if you don’t know the basics. To give you a glimpse or an overview on what to look for in pearl earrings here are some inputs:

1.         No such thing as perfect pearls. Even the most expensive pearls in the world are not perfect. The cultured pearls that you have heard about do contain imperfections that made each pearl special. If you come across with a perfect set of pearl earrings, most likely it is fake.

2.         Factors that affect the quality of pearls. These are color, shape, size, luster, and thickness. You should be keen when looking at each pair of pearl earrings and try to compare one pair from the other through using these factors.

3.         Different grading for pearls. The standards of the United States in grading pearls might be different to the standards set by Europe or Asia. There is no such thing as uniformity when it comes to standards in rating pearls. It will differ on which country or continent the pearl came from.

When you shop for pearl earrings pick the one you think is the best for your skin tone, shape of your face and the design as well. Choosing which color of pearls you should buy is dependent upon which you like and not someone else’s.

Now you know how to shop for pearl earrings, here are some tips in cleaning such accessory:

  •  Use a damp or dry cloth in cleaning the pearls.
  •  Never use any cleaning products, or any rough material that will create scratches on your pearl earrings.
  •    For storage, always keep your pearl earrings inside a soft pouch and always separate them from your other jewelries in order to avoid scratches.
  •   Never put on your pearl earrings and put on perfume, hair spray or even make-up. It should be the other way around. Since such products contain chemicals that will cause damage to your pearl earrings.
  •   When you take a shower, bath or swimming, take off those pearls so that you will not lose them.

Shopping and taking care for pearl earrings will never be so much fun if it’s you who choose which set to buy and most suitable for you and your fashion statement