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About Pearl Jewelry

The History of Pearl Jewelry

Pearls are one of the world's most iconic and expressive gemstones, beloved by many for centuries. They were discovered before written history, so it is difficult to attribute their exact origins to a particular time and place. However, they were found in a Persian princess’ sarcophagus that dates back to 420 BC, which is one of the earliest records of their use in jewelry. Pearls were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BC. In Ancient Rome, they were considered the ultimate status symbol. Today they communicate sophistication and class, possessing a timeless beauty.

Qualities of Pearls

Pearls – both natural and cultured – are formed inside mollusks when a small pebble, grain of sand, or other irritant enters its shell and is subsequently covered in layers of nacre naturally produced by the creature. They are uniquely luminous, creating a soft, subtle glow. Depending on the type of mollusk and where they are harvested, they can vary significantly in color and shape, thus appealing to a wide range of aesthetic preferences. The development of cultured pearls, a pearl-creation process prompted by humans, allowed for easier cultivation of these exquisite gems.

Popular Pearl Jewelry Styles

There is a great multitude of ways to wear pearls. The timeless pearl necklace hangs at the center of one’s silhouette and commands attention. These are classic symbols of elegance and poise. Station pearl necklaces put a bit of space between each gem for a more delicate feel. Pearl earrings frame the face in a luminescent shine, emphasizing your most important features. Bracelets and rings featuring these splendid jewels will punctuate your every move, drawing the eye. Recent years have seen the rise of “pearlcore,” a trend in which pearls are paired with unlikely metal details and unexpected silhouettes for a modern take on this timeless gem.

Discover Pearl Jewelry at Rogers Jewelry Co.

Find the perfect pearl jewelry to complement your personality and express your aesthetic here at Rogers Jewelry Co. Each of our Nevada and California jewelry stores is chock full of incredible collections of pearl, diamond, gemstone, and precious metal jewelry sure to satisfy even the most discerning of tastes. Allow our experienced and amiable experts to guide you through our inventory based on your particular desires. Contact us today for a rundown of our products and services, or stop by one of our showrooms to meet with a staff member in person.

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