Guess what? A cheap pearl earring is every bit as alluring as an expensive pearl - and pearl earrings are probably the most beautiful accessory a woman could ever have!
They are shiny, they come in a variety of colors and shapes and are easy to mix and match with any outfit.
Best of all, they are VERY affordable and it is easy to find a great value purchase.
We all know that pearl jewelry including pearl earrings can be pretty expensive especially if they are made with rare natural pearls and solid gold.
What we mean here by "cheap" is something of high quality but that is reasonably priced so that it is less than normal retail sticker and represents excellent value.
Most affordable pearl earrings are made with cultured pearls and alternative metal such as silver, while others are really expensive pearl jewelry that are simply sold cheap because the supplier can afford to do so.
Cultured pearls, like natural ones, grow inside a mollusk but are made with human intervention.
A bead used as a mold for the pearl’s shape and size is inserted into the mollusk and is then naturally coated by a substance called nacre. The mollusk’s way of fending off foreign objects in its body is the important process of creating a pearl.
Cultured pearls can either be made with a freshwater or saltwater mollusk.
These mollusks are classified according to their habitats. You can find a freshwater mollusk in rivers or lakes while saltwater ones are found in oceans. Saltwater pearls are only made by oysters.
The Akoya, Tahitian and South Sea saltwater pearls are the most popular and most valuable among all cultured pearls.
Just like any other type of earring, cheap pearl earrings are available in all of the earring styles you can imagine such as studs, dangles, drop earrings and more.
These kinds of pearl earrings are also easily found in jewelry stores and other retailers – local but especially online.
In fact, a pair of beautiful but good value pearl earrings is almost always easiest to find online.
Large Internet discount retailers such as Amazon have huge inventories and can easily give very low prices for items bought in bulk.
As mentioned earlier, pearl earrings come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. These factors should be considered when you are out choosing the best cheap pearl earring for you or for a loved one.
What’s your favorite color?
What shape or earring style best suits your face?
What is your budget?
With a wide range of affordable and pretty pearl earrings to choose from, you are sure to find choice for you.
Also, since there is no standard grading for pearls, look closely at luster and surface markings. Take note that smooth-surfaced pearls are the ones with highest quality and are most sought-after.
So if you’re looking for fun affordable pieces of jewelry a beautiful cheap pearl earring is your best option.