Today I would like to introduce you to The Pearl Source, Inc., a California based family owned company that specializes in pearl imports, supply of pearls, and creating the most exquisite pearl necklaces and pearl jewelry. They create the most beautiful, high quality multi-color and uniform pearl strands and necklaces in rare colors of high quality South Sea pearls. Guys, they even take custom orders. 😉
The Pearl Source, Inc. collection
Their collection encompasses pearl necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, and pendants from Tahitian South Sea black pearls, golden Australian South Sea pearls, white South Sea pearls, Japanese Akoya pearls, and freshwater pearls. They offer pearl necklaces in the classic choker 16 inch (40.6 cm) length, 17 inch, 18 inch, 20 inch, 24 inch, 36 inch and the 51 inch (43.2, 45.7, 50.8, 61, 91.4, 129.5 cm) opera length. Pearl size can be chosen from 3 mm to 9.5 mm, but pearls with 7 mm to 8 mm diameter are most popular for necklaces. The Pearl Source, Inc. also offers the rare, and valuable high quality pearls exceeding 8 mm in size.
Given their great choices one feels like in pearl paradise. Just picking one item is pretty tough. Black large pearl studs are on my wish list since a long time, as was a saltwater Akoya pearl necklace. Here “was” means I picked an Akoya pearl necklace (photo above) as the sample for this review. The necklace came in the nice double box also shown in the first photo of this post. Guys, this means the necklace is already in a nice gift box! 😉
Review of the Akoya pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source
The Akoya pearl is the icon of cultured pearls. I am in love with Akoya pearls since I was a teenager. In my grandma’s magazines, I saw the Akoya ads as well as photos of European movie stars, Princesses, Ladies, Duchesses, etc. wearing Akoya pearls on their necks, wrists, and ears.
Akoya pearls are saltwater pearls produced by the Pinctada fucata oyster. The oyster puts layer after layer of mother of pearl around the pearl. This procedure leads to the nice luster when the light breaks in these layers. The more layers the nicer the breaking of the light and luster become. The photo above shows the great luster, quality, and gorgeous icy white color of the Akoya necklace. The fact that The Pearl Source uses only the top 10% or higher quality of a pearl harvest for their pearl jewelry and pearl necklaces really shows. Don’t you think so?
The Akoya necklace has wonderful icy pearls (photo above) and looks much more expensive than the price tag says. Thus, the price performance ratio is clearly in advantage for the consumer. The Pearl Source, Inc. can offer their pearl necklace at these low prices as they are the biggest importer in the US and they are the supplier to many jewelry stores. This means you do not pay extra costs that come with any additional trade occurring between the importer and the customer. So why pay more when you can buy directly from the importer?
Styling the Akoya pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source, Inc.
Wearing pearls in a classic way to the office, as bride jewelry or to the opera is a nobrainer. They always look appropriate and elegant (see next photo).
The photo above illustrates that the Akoya necklace c/o The Pearl Source, Inc. also looks stunning with traditional clothes. The below photo features the Akoya pearl necklace worn in a casual outfit. The last photo of this post shows another detail view. Again you see the great luster of these Akoya pearls.
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Photos: G. Kramm (2015)
Disclosure: The Akoya pearl necklace is a sample from The Pearl Source, Inc. Los Angles, CA. This post is not endorsed by The Pearl Source, Inc. I wrote it entirely myself and it reflects my own 100% honest opinion.
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