Characteristics of Pearl Necklaces
There’s something magical about pearls, isn’t there? When you take a look at one of these marvels of life, it’s impossible to avoid being caught by the silky hue of these organic jewels; impossible not to admire their subtle rainbow of colors. What’s even more marvelous about pearls is that they’re not just white. Jewelry designers work black, peach, silver, and other colored pearls into pearl necklaces that show off their unique refinement. At Long Jewelers, our passion for pearls expresses itself in the most remarkable collection of pearl necklaces you’re likely to find in the Tidewater area.
Popular Collections of Pearl Necklaces
As we mentioned, one of the most unique things about pearls is their utter diversity in terms of color—there aren’t many gems that retain their iconic traits while shifting across an entire spectrum of tones. The diversity means that a clever designer can work with any number of wonderful precious metals, finding an appropriate shade of saltwater or freshwater pearl to match with it. For example, the exceptional Sealife collection from Steven Douglas uses black rhodium to sculpt sinuous, inky-colored octopodes, and it can be difficult initially to notice that the head of these delightful molluscs is made from a shimmering black pearl.
Additional Pearl Necklace Collections
But don’t think that pearl necklaces are limited to only pendants. Instead, one of the most traditional styles of pearl necklace is the venerable string of pearls. A very vintage look, a contemporary designer can celebrate the unique quality of pearls by using baroque -- or non-spherical -- pearls in an unexpected manner. The Mermaids collection from Steven Douglas boasts silk-interlaced pearl strings that end in a sterling silver and yellow gold mermaid “holding” the two ends together with her tail and hand. Her other hand holds a dazzling pink, blue, or white sapphire that represents the endless beauty and color of the sea.
Why Shop for Pearl Necklaces at Long Jewelers?
When you shop for pearl necklaces, why trust the aesthetic taste of a company that’s a thousand miles from the nearest seashore? Long Jewelers, the pride of the Tidewater area, has been steeped in the culture of pearls, opal, and other natural treasures since 1981. Our decades of experience with these treasures gives us the experience to curate only the finest pearl necklace collections on the market. If you’re shopping for a new pearl necklace, gemstone necklace, or even diamond necklace, remember to make Long Jewelers your first stop. For more information, call us at (757) 498-1186 or stop by our showroom in Virginia Beach, Virginia today!