Using Pearls in an Engagement Ring
Highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty, pearls represent elegance, rarity, and admiration. Pearls are prized for their one-of-a-kind mirror-like luster, which comes from the reflection of light from the many translucent layers. The more layers in a pearl, the more brilliant the luster. Furthermore, pearls are desirable due to the ease with which their colors can be changed. With a dyeing process, pearls can be changed to any chosen color, include pink, purple, and teal.
Due to their more delicate structure, pearls are ideal for the elegant partner who is particular about jewelry care. Pearl jewelry, especially rings, should be removed before cleaning or strenuous activities to protect the stone. However, pearls are entirely unique and no two stones are entirely similar.
Due to their uniqueness, the value of a pearl can vary greatly among differently-sized stones. The value of pearls is determined according to size, shape, color, luster, and surface quality. Larger stones with more symmetrical, perfect shapes and brilliant lusters will be more expensive. If you are considering purchasing a pearl for use in an engagement ring, make sure to visit a reputable dealer and choose a pearl as special as your loved one.
Pearls are one of the more delicate gemstones and should be treated with particular care. They can be damaged by harsh cleaners, cosmetics, or even hair products. Any type of scouring pad or toothbrush should not be used. Bleach, vinegar, or ammonia will harm pearls, so the pearl wearer should avoid wearing their jewelry when interacting with these chemicals. Furthermore, ultrasonic or steam cleaners should not be used on pearls. Pearls should be cleaned with soft cloth dampened only with water.