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Holiday 2013 Finds: American Pearl is affordable luxury, custom pearl rings

By April Neale Dec 15, 2013, 4:31 GMT

Holiday 2013 Finds: American Pearl is affordable luxury, custom pearl rings

Buying jewelry - whether in person or online - is fraught with feelings of vulnerability mainly due to the unknowns, such as the expertise and knowledge of the person buying and the salesmanship of the seller. People are especially intimidated by the elusive nature of a fine pearl and what to look for.

Buying jewelry - whether in person or online - is fraught with feelings of vulnerability mainly due to the unknowns, such as the expertise and knowledge of the person buying and the salesmanship of the seller. People are especially intimidated by the elusive nature of a fine pearl and what to look for.

The beauty and value of a pearl lies in their nacre thickness, shape, luster, size and color. Gemstones and pearls are made, of course, in nature, and it is an interesting process to determine what makes a top quality pearl versus an ordinary one.

Some retailers like keeping you in the dark, but one American jeweler involves you in the process of selecting the perfect piece.

For quality, presentation, selection and what you actually get for the money, we recommend American Pearl, where no question is too silly to ask any of their experts, and the process to customize and select a ring or strand of pearls is taken very seriously.

They offer all prospective customers a product education and consider it top priority. With a full array of pearl products to choose from, numerous sources to buy from and differing pricing, where does one stand in the product/pricing mix?

The company has a unique custom process that helps you find the right item with no regrets. This type of customized real-time manufacturing of rings is done using the latest in 3D printing technology, which is the future of jewelry manufacturing and can only be done in the United States.

American Pearl has 50 years of experience in the pearl business, and offers a six step process for you to help you understand all the different varieties of pearls available in the consumer marketplace, who sells what, how to judge quality and finally how to link pearl quality to market value.

American Pearl is a safe and reliable place to shop online for the finest quality loose pearls from our inventory that are perfectly clean and extremely lustrous for their pearl rings.

Our favorite feature of their website is that you can also customize each ring by clicking the customize button above each product to change the metal color, metal purity and pearl color to make each pearl ring your very own.

If you do not see what you are looking, they have live help. An American Pearl Specialist who is ready to assist you via phone or online.

Opulent, refined, elegant and even practical; American Pearl rings satisfy all budgets. These rings are mounted with a variety of gems, ranging from saltwater to freshwater pearls.  Each pearl ring featured on American Pearl is proudly manufactured from beginning to end in the United States of America in our New York offices. Their prices are deeply discounted and their presentation is in an impressive red box and velvet inside, displaying your gift with real class.

The rings at American Pearl can be set with the large and rare South Sea pearls, the smaller luminous Akoya, or more delicate Freshwater pearls and these can be further enhanced with the matching earrings, bracelets, or necklaces also available at American Pearl. Pearl rings are a classic addition to any outfit at any time for any occasion, and with or without diamonds will add Hollywood glamour to a basic pair of blue jeans.

Pearls never go out of style, and these rings also make excellent gifts for Mother’s Day; a pearl ring can be worn as a daily reminder of how much a woman is appreciated by her family.  Pearls, even when set on a bed of diamonds, indicate refined taste.

However if you love the look of a pearl ring but would prefer a lower profile on your finger, the Mabe pearl is an excellent choice. Grown not inside the oyster but against the shell itself, Mabe pearls are naturally half round and can be set easily into a ring bezel. However, a ring decorated with Mother of Pearl offers the lowest profile of all. Made of the substance nacre which coats the interior of many oysters’ shells and all pearls, Mother of Pearl can be used to inlay a ring.

 

These rings have the same luminous quality as other pearl rings, but have a flat profile against the hand.

South sea pearls are grown in warm tropical waters such as those off the golden beaches of the Philippines or Australia. They are grown in a particular type of salt-water oyster, the Pinctada maxima, whose size and slow growth guarantees pearls of unusual size and luster. They range in color from a rich gold, the most unique variety, to an iridescent white.

 

Grown in a black lip oyster, or the Pinctada mararitifera-cumingi, Tahitian pearls are usually darker in color than the South Sea types. They come in a variety of colors from peacock black to silver. The Akoya is grown in the Pinctada fucata martensii off the coast of Japan. Usually smaller than South Sea Pearls, the sumptuous Akoya is a wonderful choice for a ring. They range in color from peach to cream to silver.

Freshwater pearls are another splendid choice for a unique ring that will satisfy both the desire for natural beauty as well as a price-conscious prize. Similar to their luxuriant cousin, the Akoya pearl, in appearance, they are easier to grow and thus easier on the wallet. They are grown inside smaller fresh water oysters, usually in the clean lakes of China near Shanghai.

These pearls can be found in a wide variety of colors as well.

American Pearl offers a range of mountings for these beautiful gems. Both white and yellow gold are available ranging from 14k to 18k. In these mountings the discerning customer can express their own sense of style, from the modern to the classic. Refined solitaire pearl rings are available but your pearl can also be surrounded and enhanced by diamonds to make a grander statement.

 

Prices for gifts you can find range from under $150 to $3000.       

 

The process to find a gorgeous pearl ring is simple.

To find the right affordable gift without any worries you are dealing with a less than reputable jeweler follow these steps:

1) Go to: http://www.americanpearl.com/fw-rings.html 2) Select a ring you like  3) Click the Customize Button on the right hand corner of the product page - rotate ring in 3D space, virtualize the engraving, etc. 4) Customize engraving, size, metal, color 5) Order ring 6) Receive ring in stunning presentation

 



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