Jeffrey M. Bertman
Graduate Gemologist

Women have adorned themselves with pearls for at least 5,000 years. Today, these lustrous orbs continue to occupy a special place in a woman’s jewelry wardrobe that is well-suited to both formal and casual wear. When shopping for pearls, it is important to pay special attention to “luster,” a combination of surface brilliance and deep-seated glow, which should be bright and reflective. As for shape, rounder pearls are deemed preferable, but asymmetrical (baroque) pearls have a unique charm and are available at more moderate cost. Color can range from rose to black and is largely a matter of preference. Rose or silver/ white pearls tend to look best on fair skin tones, and cream and gold-tone pearls flatter darker complexions. A rich tradition of creating, giving and receiving jewelry only begins to describe the experience at our store.

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