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Learn About Pearls

What are pearls about? Why are they so popular? What are the ideal pearls? These are just some of the many questions that frequently asked when it comes to pearl jewelry. We have created this Pearl Guide to help you to make an educated decision when purchasing pearls.

Feel free to click on each of the tabs below to learn more about each of factors involved in purchasing your ideal piece of pearl jewelry. When you are ready to begin shopping for pearls, or if you have any additional questions, please visit one of our showrooms.

About Pearls

Pearls have fascinated civilizations for thousands of years. Although it is unknown when pearls were first discovered, civilizations in China, India, and the Middle East are among the first civilizations known to have cherished these rare treasures. Over time, pearls have continued to grow in popularity, and today, they are one of the most popular gemstones.

Regardless of whether a pearl is natural or cultured, both types of pearls are formed through a similar process. Pearls are formed inside the shell of certain mollusks as a defense mechanism against a potentially threatening irritant such as a parasite inside its shell, or an attack from outside, injuring the mantle tissue. The mollusk creates a pearl sac to seal off the irritation.

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