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How to Buy Mother of Pearl Earrings

November 13th, 2010

mother-of-pearl-earrings.jpgWith the season to start looking for Christmas presents almost upon us, mother of pearl earrings may be a good idea to have close to the top of your shopping list. While not the most expensive earring one can purchase, they are nonetheless very beautiful.

These earrings can be found anywhere from Wal-Mart to Bloomingdale’s and the price you will pay at each is evident, ranging on the low end at under ten dollars and going up to over a thousand for the most expensive varieties. Most of the difference in price comes from the metal in which the earrings are set.

How do you choose which mother of pearl earring to buy? First decide if you want silver or gold as your setting. Part of this is personal preference, and the choice may also be affected by the favorite clothing outfits of the jewelry’s wearer. After you decide on the setting, you can decide whether you want the dangling type of earrings or studs. Again this is largely a personal preference.

If you choose the dangling earrings then you must choose how large you want them. This will also affect the price — the larger the earring the more you will pay. With mother of pearl earrings you can also expect larger ones to be more customizable. For example, one nice accent is to add black onyx, although other gems can be used.

If you are buying earrings for someone else and you want to customize them, you may need to take the time to find out what color the other person likes. Take this information to a jeweler and try to set it up with the favorite gems of the recipient. By doing this the gift comes more thoughtful and personal, thus increasing the likelihood of a favorable response.

While mother of pearl earrings may not be the most expensive kind of jewelry available, they can be made to look like they are worth more than what you paid for them. Matching them with the right colors is a surefire way to do this. If the recipient likes emeralds and dangling earrings, picture having a mother of pearl in the center surrounded by the emerald green, complemented by the recipient wearing black. This will create a fashionable look for both the earrings and your partner.

On the other hand, if the recipient is more into studs then find a pearl that would fit nicely in the ear. Too large of a pearl will look strange and awkward.

Overall, mother of pearl earrings are relatively inexpensive but can still look very eloquent and accent anyone perfectly.

This article was supplied by the freelance writer Blizzerand.

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