Saturday, February 5, 2011

How We Select Our Pearls Accessories?

Lovely Pearls go the extra mile when it is about selecting the pearls accessories for our store. As a woman, I understand what are the criteria that we normally look into when choosing an accessory. Starting my interest as an amateur in pearls, I have achieved quite substantial experience in pearls. Most of it is learnt through trial and error. I have to admit, in the beginning, it is hard to differentiate between a fake imitation pearl, and a pure pearl. 

Once, I have bought a fake strand of pearls at a price of one hundred ringgit, thinking it was real pearls. But, that was actually a lesson worth of RM100. I can considerably now differentiate a fake,imitated pearl with a genuine organic pearl by identifying the five important factors in valuing organic pearls, which are: lustre, colour, shape, surface, and size.

My lesson in lustre is learnt during my wedding anniversary. My husband and I went to a reputable jeweller to buy something of a value and memorable to commemorate our anniversary. I choose a pearl pendant. An ovalish off-white pearl set in a white gold. It was surely an expensive pearl pendant!! And I was thinking, it must be of a very high quality. Little did I know that it was actually a commercial pearl with an average lustre. It was not until a year later while on a vacation, when I actually found a pearl of excellent quality and lustre at a small side-walk tent in Kuching. And most surprisingly, the price is at the fraction of what we paid at the reputable jeweller! Again, it was an expensive lesson on lustre.

I have also learnt from various experience in choosing the best clasp. I have snapped a few bracelet before knowing now which is the best clasp. Apparently, the strength of the claps depends on the metal quality, the weight of the pearls and crystals, and the type of clam used in ending the knot. With whatever substantial knowledge that I have about pearls, I try my best to choose the pearls accessories that is of highest quality. It is like, I am shopping for a best friend. 

At Lovely Pearls, it is our utmost priority to find the most unique and exclusive design. So that you can be rest assured, you are among the few proud owners of the exquisite piece. Till we meet again in the next entry. I wish you a pearly holiday.

Yours Truly,
Lovely Pearls

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Beauty of Pearls

My first encounter with pearls was when my mother handed to me a piece of heirloom. Two beautiful perfectly round shape yellow colored pearls set on gold stud cast. I was so stunned by the pearly luster. Even after 35 years in keeping, the pearls are stunningly exquisite! 

When I put it on, it accentuates a woman's beauty in a way that a diamond could not. The subdue glow that enhance the elegance of the wearer, the feeling of the understated glamour. I fell in love with pearls instantly!

I personally feel that women can never have enough of pearls. Pearls are gems that do not cost a fortune on the wallet and the versatility transcends beyond time. Unlike diamond that are hard set on a metal; pearls can be re-strung, re-designed, and re-polished to create a new set of accessories. From bracelet to necklace. Pearls allow the proud owner to play with her creativity.

With this web store, I hope it will act as an avenue for potential pearl lovers to become an owner of this unique gems, and experience falling in love with this exquisite creation of the sea. May you have an enjoyable pearls shopping! 

Yours truly,

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

How To Select Pearls Accessories - Part 1

Greeting Dear Readers,

In this post, I would like to share about how I select pearls accessories. It is very important that we have a number of pearls accessories so it will complement a wide range of clothing or fashion styles. Pearls make it easy and affordable to mix and match to a wider range of fashion style. However, it is very important, that we know how to assemble our pearls jewelry.
Followings are some basic tips that I normally used:
  1. Selecting pearls accessories that would go along with the color of my attire: I always believe less is more. Try not to adorn too many pearls, gold, beads jewelry all at the same time. Pick one accessories that will accentuate your style of clothing. According to popular style, we tend to pick accessory that is the same color as our dress. Contrary to this, try to pick accessory that is of different color than your dress (but the color stay within the same color group). For example, if your dress is yellow tone, choose a green crystal bracelet. Choosing a blue crystal, pearls necklace would also be very complementing and add radiance to your ensemble. The key is to add elegance and to project an aura of classy touch in your style.
  2. Selecting pearls accessories that would match my watch of the day: If you have a wonderful collection of watches, it is a good idea to pair each of your watch with specific accessories. For example, if you have a stainless steel bracelet watch, pair it with a dark blue, pearls crystal bracelet (Inset photo: I matched my Tissot Generosi-T with a dark-blue crystals,pearls bracelet). If you are wearing a black leather strap watch, pair it with a yellow tone, freshwater pearls bracelet or with a pair of eye-drop pearls earrings. Try not to pair a stainless steel watch with a gold tone bracelet or accessories, not only it is not complementing but your appearance will look crowded.
  3. Selecting pearls accessories that are complementing the handbag I am using: You may use this style tip if you are wearing a basic plain color dress but your handbag has a signature monogram design. For example, if your handbag is of brown leather tone, the perfect accessory would be a black leather strap watch and a white, freshwater pearls bracelet. This is sure to add a sheer elegance to an otherwise a plain ensemble.
To be continued...