Top Reasons to Give the Gift of Pearls

May 08, 2012

Mother’s Day is coming up quick and it’s time to start thinking about how to show Mom your gratitude for putting up with your monstrous younger self. There are many reasons why diamonds and other gemstones make for popular gifts, but what is the significance and the reasons for giving the gift pearls?

Pearls are renowned for their symbolism of love and a certain representation of status. Most commonly pearls are traditional presents for weddings, namely for the bride-to-be. Other popular occasions for gifting pearls are for anniversaries, Mother’s day, Valentine’s Day, and birthdays.

One of the most commonly overlooked and potentially the most important occasion to bestow pearls upon your loved ones would be at certain achievements or meaningful moments in life . Whether it is a promotion, graduation, birth of a child or other accomplishments the pearls would be a forever reminder of the significant occasions in her life.

Pearls have also established themselves in the fashion industry as much as they have influenced the romance world. Pearls are very versatile and can be worn for all types of occasions and can accent endless amounts of attire. There are many types of designs and styles so carefully choose the right strands, sizes, lengths, and colors for your loved ones.

Much like comparing the quality of a diamond, pearls have factors that determine the quality and value. The main factors are primarily are luster, shape, and color. Luster is the how the light reflects off of the pearl. The stronger the reflection and glow the better the luster. A pearl with a foggy surface and low reflection has low luster. Pearls also come in various shapes and pearls that are perfectly round are considered to be rarer. To read more about pearl quality and types, please read our Pearl Guide.

Since colors of the pearls can be natural or treated they are typically not a significant factor. Although there are few colors of pearls that are considered to be more rare than others such as the South Sea pearls. South Sea pearls are the rarest and most expensive because of their overall quality and deep golden color. Other types of pearls include Tahitian pearls which are generally known as black pearls and come in an array of metallic looks.

Akoya pearls approximately make up around fifty percent of the pearl industry. They are commonly used for pearl strands and are known for their consistent quality and fine natural colors. One of the most common and least expensive pearls are freshwater pearls. They generally have a low luster and typically are not perfectly round.
These are a few factors to consider when investing in pearls.

In any case, pearls are a great gift for any occasion. But the best of all reasons, when you gift pearls you also receive the peace of mind. Pearls are a classic and will never go out of style and will always be cherished. For more information regarding Mikimoto Pearls, please visit our Mikimoto page or the Mikimoto website.

Established in 1912, the King family has owned and operated King Jewelers for five generations while building an outstanding reputation steeped in quality, value, and first-class service. Today, King Jewelers has brick-and-mortar stores located in Aventura, FL and Nashville, TN, both of which have won numerous regional and national awards of distinction. Offering a magnificent selection of fine jewelry collections including the hottest Italian designs, estate jewelry, colored gemstones and fancy-colored diamonds, as well as luxury European timepieces, King Jewelers prides itself in being one step ahead of the trend. In addition, King Jewelers offers on-site jewelry and watch repairs, custom design services, appraisals, estate buying, and corporate gift programs. For more information, visit


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