Mysterious, powerful, beautiful. These are but some of the ways to describe these Tahitian Pearls. This pair has a beautiful steely grey overtone with an amazing mirror shine finish. This is most obvious when you compare it to other pairs in the second last image.
Worn as ear studs, these help you make a chic, no-nonsense statement.
As a symbol of unchanging dignity, purity and wisdom, Pearls feel more and more like what we need to ground ourselves in this fast-paced world.
1. This pair of high quality natural pearls do come with tiny dimples that are visible only when you look extremely hard. This is characteristic of natural pearls but I want to highlight them to you in case you are particular about it. :)
2. The image of the earrings as worn gives you an idea of the earrings proportion but is not the actual pair here.
Gemstone: Tahitian Pearls
Diameter: Approx 9.5mm
Metal: 18K Gold Ear Posts and 14K Ear Backs
Why don't you grade your Pearls?
Due to a lack of international grading system for Pearls, suppliers are free to grade their pearls as A, AA or even AAA. However, one supplier's AA can be the equivalent of another's AAA. In recent years, I've even seen a grade of AAAAA. Without a standard yardstick that everyone adheres to, these gradings are just an arbitrary collection of "A"s because no one is going to grade their Pearls as anything but at least an "A", right?
This is the reason why I don't grade my Pearls. Instead, I strive to take better photos so that you can decide if you like them.
Having said that, the industry is constantly improving and evolving. If there eventually is a standard grading system for Pearls that does not inflate costs unnecessarily, I will definitely implement that.
About Tahitian Pearls
Mysterious and exotic Tahitian Pearls are formed from the black lip oysters (Pinctada margaritifera) and are cultivated around the islands of the French Polynesia.
The body of the pearls is mostly dark, but it's the colourful overtones that make people fall in love with them. The allure of the Tahitian Pearl is that it's unconventional, yet appears exotic and projects a strong image.
The pearls here symbolize Purity, Spiritual Transformation, Charity, Honesty, Wisdom and Integrity, all the best within us. Pearls can stimulate our femininity and lift your spirits and make you feel calm and beautiful. Pearls have also always been a symbol of wealth and dignity.
About 14K Gold
14K or 18K Gold
The “K’’ stands for the karat of the gold. 24k gold is 100% gold. By itself, gold is too soft to fashion into jewellery. That’s why we alloy the gold with some other metal to make it strong enough for everyday wear. 18k gold is made up of 75% gold whereas 14k gold is made up of 58.3% gold and 41.7% of other metals.
By alloying it with certain metals, we achieve the look of white gold and rose gold. The higher the karat of gold, the lower the likelihood of any skin reaction with the metal.
All jewellery is carefully wrapped in our signature JL Heart jewellery gift box with a polishing cloth and pouch. If an item is meant as a gift, let us know in a note at Checkout so that we can include a blank gift card for you.
- Keep them dry. Avoid getting any hairspray, perfume or lotion on them.
- Keep them separate. Store fine jewellery separately in individual bags. Ziploc bags may not be the most glamourous but they do keep jewellery from reacting with the air and turning blackish. I personally put all my jewellery in individual Ziploc bags.
- Keep them clean. Wipe with jewellery polishing cloth to remove skin oils and makeup.
- Remember that with jewellery, they should always be the last thing you put on, and the first thing you take off.
About the Metal
14K or 18K Gold
The “K’’ stands for the karatage of the gold. 24k gold is 100% gold. By itself, gold is too soft to fashion into jewellery. That’s why we alloy the gold with some other metal to make it strong enough for everyday wear. 18k gold is made up of 75% gold whereas 14k gold is made up of 58.3% gold and 41.7% of other metals.
By alloying it with certain metals, we achieve the look of white gold and rose gold. The higher the karatage of gold, the lower the likelihood of any skin reaction with the metal.
14K Gold Fill & 14K Rose Gold Fill
Gold Fill jewellery is the best quality alternative to solid gold. An actual layer of gold is pressure-bonded to the base metal to ensure that it endures over time and does not tarnish or oxidize to become another colour. To top it all off, it is very safe for sensitive skin.
Silver is considered a precious metal but is too soft to fashion into jewellery. To give it more strength, we often mix another metal (usually copper) with silver. Sterling Silver is 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% of this other metal that adds strength, while still preserving the ductility and beautiful shine of silver.
Sterling Silver tends to become blackish upon contact with sulphur in the air or water. This can be easily cleaned off with a jewellery polishing cloth.
Vermeil (pronounced ver-May) is sterling silver that has been coated with gold of at least 10K. Vermeil has intrinsic value as it is made up of precious metals. It is also safe for sensitive skin due to its precious metal components. Vermeil jewellery is more expensive than gold plated jewellery due to Sterling Silver being the base metal that is coated over.
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For jewellery that have tarnished over time, simply polish it with the polish cloth provided with every purchase. Please contact us if you would like to replace any parts. We will let you know if that’s possible and the costs involved.
We will gladly replace any jewellery that are damaged due to any workmanship defect for up to six months.
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