Adrika November 21, 2022
Pearls have been preferred by royals, since time immemorial. No other gemstone matches to the grandeur and delicateness of pearl jewellery. Pearl signifies modesty and purity and is therefore called the “Queen of Gems”. Or rather, how Grace Kelly had once said,
“The pearl is the queen of gems and gems of queen”.
Pearl has been around for centuries. Celebrated Dutch painter Johannes Verneer decided to portray the elegance of pearl in his famous painting, “Girl with a Pearl Earring”.
Ever since then pearl has been worn by royalty and normal folks alike. In the recent times, statement pearl necklace worn by Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” has enormous cultural significance. Time and again, pearl jewellery has adorned red carpets, silver screens and social events. From Diane Keeton to Sonam Kapoor, everybody has adorned statement pearl jewelleries.
However, pearl jewellery can be expensive. Culture pearls or natural pearls, Majorca pearls or Akoya pearls, pearl jewellery can be exorbitantly priced. No wonder, pearl jewellery is so rare and exquisite! But, we firmly belief that fashion and especially royalty should be accessible to all. Everybody deserves to look elegant on a budget! Artificial Pearl Jewellery Online in the recent times is thus getting all the hype and for all good reasons.
But before you purchase your first imitation pearl jewellery, there are certain crucial pointers to consider. Let’s have a look at them.
What are Imitation Pearls?
Imitation pearls, also known as faux pearls are made to replicate natural or cultured pearls. Imitation pearls comprise of a starting material which would include glass, plastic or mollusk shell. The coating material might include different types of pearlescent substances which include natural substances such as iridescent of nacre or mother of pearl. For cheaper options, those are obviously less durable, paint is also used. Thus, depending upon the pricepoint, synthetic or faux pearl can have different starting material and different finish.
There are different types of imitation pearls available in the market,
- Bathed Pearls are improved cultured pearls, those have a core composed of mother of pearl and coated with plastic enamel, titanium dioxide, etc.
- Cotton pearls, nicknamed, “ethical pearls” are made with cotton and mica.
- Glass pearls, also known as Parisian Pearls, Venetian Pearls or French Pearls are composed of a hollow glass pearl that is dipped in pearlescent material.
- Roman pearls have a alabaster core that is painted with a pearlescent substance
- Plastic pearls, will have a plastic core which is coated with pearlescent substance. Depending upon the requirement, these pearls can be coated with different colour pearlescent substance, thus creating pearls of multitudes of colour.
Traditional Artificial Jewellery thus uses these imitation pearls to create graceful and exquisite pieces of jewellery.
You need to try these Pearl Jewelleries
You can wear pearls in myriads of fashion. Being aware of latest styles and trends when pearl jewellery is concerned is thus essential. We agree that you can never go overboard with pearls, such is the elegance of pearls. But, you can sure try multiple ways of adorning this timeless piece of jewellery. Here we have attempted to list different artificial jewellery set in imitation pearls, which will surely amplify your elegance.
Graceful Pearl Silver Jewellery
Pearl jewellery engraved in silver has a separate fan-base. Needless to say, it is perhaps the most exquisite and elegant piece of jewellery out there. You can pair these traditional artificial jewellery with western and Indian outfits alike. You can pair a silver pearl necklace with a solid black outfit to look your regal best! May it be a saree or an evening gown, pearl silver jewellery and pearl gold jewellery can increase your elegance.
Exquisite Pearl Earrings
Pearl looks good in all forms of earrings! May it be subdued stud, or an extravagant chandbali pearl is versatile! You can pair your Indian wear, such as sarees, lehengas or anarkalis with a pearl jhumka or pearl chandbalis and see how many heads you can turn.
Pearl Necklace Set
Indian brides too can bedeck themselves with the splendor and glamour with a pearl necklace set with earrings and maangtikka. Like we earlier said, you can never go overboard with pearl. As a matter of fact, pearl can make you look classic and timeless.
Tips to take care of your Artificial Pearl Jewellery
Proper care of artificial pearl jewellery is crucial since it increases the longevity. You have bought the pearl jewellery online and now you perhaps do not know how to take care of it! Thus, here we have listed certain tips and tricks to take care of your imitation pearl jewellery.
- Keep your pearl jewellery away from moisture. We agree that original pearls thrive in the ocean! But, majority of pearl jewelleries available online has an external layer of paint. Moisture is literally the worst enemy of paint, thus your artificial pearl jewellery needs to be protected from it. Store your pearl jewellery in an air-tight jewellery box wrapped in butter paper to minimize moisture contact.
- Protect your artificial pearl jewellery from chemicals of all sorts. Store them away from your perfumes, hair-sprays or serums, no matter how expensive and organic they are! Minor traces of chemical can be disastrous for the longevity of pearl jewelleries.
- Clean your imitation pearl jewelleries with a dry, clean cloth. Moisture from atmosphere can affect the durability of your jewellery. Thus, wiping them with a piece of cloth becomes crucial.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different colours of pearls available online?
We have collections of pearl jewellery in black, blue, brown, pink, snow-white and off-white colours.
Are pearls available in only round shapes?
Contrary to popular belief, pearls can be of different shapes and sizes. Drop, button, baroque, and spherical are all different shapes of pearl that can be used to craft different pieces of jewellery.
What is mother-of-pearl?
It is a naturally occurring pigment, derived from the under-lining of oyster shells.