Buyer Beware When It Comes To Pearls
When you are choosing the right black freshwater pearl necklace for either yourself or as a gift, there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, make sure that you are buying from an honest and reputable dealer, so you can rest assured that the pearls themselves are for real. This goes for both the necklace and the matching pearl earrings. There are any number of fake pearl dealers out there that will try and sell you what are essentially glass beads instead of real, cultured black pearls.
Make Sure That the Piece of Jewelry Itself is Built Properly
When it comes to how the pearls have been crafted, this includes looking at the clasp, and makes sure that all of the fittings are made from sterling silver or 14k gold or better. The beads should also be individually tied and knotted.
Unless you specifically want a strand where the beads are free to move, it is best to buy one where there is a knot or fixture between each bead. That way, if the strand breaks, you won’t lose the whole thing. When it comes to pearl earrings or necklaces, you should always be looking for at least A-Grade pearls.