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Jewelry Review: World’s most beautiful Pearl Jewelry at PearlsOnly

by JewelStruck on Mar.17, 2015, under Reviews

Incepted in 2003, PearlsOnly provides you finest quality pearls with an option to choose from a wide range of pearl Jewelry. Their Asian presence allows them to bypass regular buying channels and to purchase directly from Chinese freshwater farmers and Japanese pearl processors. And thus allowing them to maintain low prices and provide you high quality pearls at affordable price. Looking at their huge collection of pearl jewelry, I was awestruck at this particular heart pendant.

Heart Pendant - Black AA 9-10mm Freshwater Pearl Pendant

Heart Pendant – Black AA 9-10mm Freshwater Pearl Pendant

This gorgeous black pearl heart pendant features a large 9-10mm freshwater pearl originating from China’s freshwater pearl farms.  It is mounted on a sterling silver finding (.925 rhodium plated sterling silver).  A small CZ is part of the finding and it picks up the pearl color.  This item is part of their Affordable Luxury collection.  You can get a special 80% off on this product right now and grab it for $65 only.

There are many more products including pearl bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings etc to choose from, you can visit their website for more details and see their entire collection.

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Tips for Choosing Pearls

by JewelStruck on May.02, 2012, under Business Tips

Pearl jewelry always makes a lovely gift. Jewlers who have a degree in design love to use pearls for their simple and elegant beauty. Not only are pearls great for jewelry but they also are well worth the investment. The price for high-quality pearls can increase over time. However it’s important to understand the characteristics of quality pearls before making such an investment.

There are six factors in choosing quality pearls: nacre thickness, size, shape, color and surface texture. The nacre layer is made of fine crystalline that the oyster deposits and reflects light and gives a pearl its unique beauty. High quality pearls have an even and brilliant reflection that also has a warm glow due to a thick nacre layer. A thick nacre layer also makes the pearl larger. Low quality pearls are smaller and only have a dull sheen.

The main reflection on a pearl surface is also the source of its color. Light colored pearls consist of shades of gold, white, and cream. Light colored pearls of the best value are white with pink or silver undertones. Black pearls with green or blue overtones are the best value of dark-toned pearls.

Pearl shapes can vary greatly and an irregular shape is not necessarily a sign of a low-quality pearl. Pearls of uniform shape allow jewelry designers more room to be creative, but an irregular shaped pearl is more unique and can give the pearl a higher value. Consider the purpose your pearls will serve when you choose to buy.

Pearls from different areas can also have unique characteristics. For example, pearls from the South Sea have a high reputation and are very valuable. Have high luminosity and quality. South Sea pearls are 11 mm to 15 mm in diameter and are popular for jewelry.

A high-quality pearl is the Akoya, which are saltwater pearls from the Akoya oyster. These pearls are round and have colors ranging from light pink, to white, or beige. These pearls tend to be smaller in size and those larger than 10 mm are very rare.

In addition to saltwater pearls, freshwater pearls can vary more greatly in form and color. In some cases freshwater pearls can be more valuable because of their variety of color.

It’s also important to ensure that the pearls to plan on purchasing are the genuine, as there are many different types of artificial pearls. Real pearls can differ somewhat in shape, color and size, but fake pearls will be very uniform in quality. You can also bite a pearl; a real pearl will feel sandy and will not scratch easily. Imitation pearls are smooth and can peel. Imitation pearls are also highly flammable while real pearls are not able to burn.

If you’re interested in learning more about oysters and other types of biological life, consider an online biology degree.


How To Choose the Best Pearl Jewelry

Tips for Choosing the Best Pearl

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Romance in Metal – Valerie Ostenak Jewelry

by JewelStruck on Nov.20, 2011, under News & Events

Just checked gorgeous jewelry created by Valerie Ostenak. Her work is an on going dialogue between her blacksmith forging techniques, her silversmith craftsmanship and her design skills in art jewelry is superb.

Romance in Metal - Valerie Ostenak Jewelry

Romance in Metal - Valerie Ostenak Jewelry

Her collections celebrate the contours and shapes suggested by all sorts of complex forms found in nature. Her Elemental Collection features silver, argentium silver, 14k gold, freshwater pearls, gemstones and Swarovski crystals in myriad curvilinear designs. Also, one can see Art Nouveau influences in her work.

Romance in Metal - Valerie Ostenak Jewelry

Romance in Metal - Valerie Ostenak Jewelry

But most of all, this artist infuses her work with the essence of romance. And you can’t go wrong with Romance. To check out more of her jewelry you can visit her website.

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Crazy about pearls? Checkout

by JewelStruck on Oct.19, 2011, under Reviews

So today, I came accross this awesome jewelry website that wholesale freshwater pearls direct from their pearl farms. I was amazed looking at their vast collection.

You would find wholesale freshwater pearls, pearl jewelry & pearl findings and settings in 14k, 18k gold and silver on their website. The collection which you can filter by types of pearls, be it MOP, or pearl in oysters, or tiger eye beads, or crystal pearls, or coin pearls anything related to pearl is here.

Pearl Pendant in 925 Silver by Oriental perals

Pearl Pendant in 925 Silver by Oriental perals

They also have lots of pearl jewelry, including rings, earrings, brooches, pendants, bracelets etc. All of these you get at wholesale price without any middleman being involved. What more, when you place your first order you get free pearl earrings :-).

So if you are looking for pearls, or pearl jewelry do checkout this website.

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A Jewelry every day – Bird nest earrings

by JewelStruck on Mar.21, 2011, under AJED, Handmade Jewelry

To start the week, featuring now in this series – very beautiful bird nest earrings by Melike Firat. This earrings feature ocean blue freshwater pearl eggs in sterling silver bird nest. The nest is made from lengths of silver wire hand weaved irregularly into a ball shape. Each nest measure approximately 1/2 inches in diameter.

The earrings are finished with beautiful long sterling silver ear wires that wraps behind the ear very securely. The length is 1.5 inches. This piece is so adorable and distinct in design, you will certainly get attention wherever you wear them!

You can buy this piece for only $32, from their etsy shop – ACupOfSparkle

If you are a Jewelry artist, and would like to feature your creations here – do email us at

Have a fun filled week ahead.

Team JewelStruck

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