Frequently Asked Questions
How Much are Pearl Earrings Worth?
Real Pearl Earrings typically feature only two pearls, making them more inexpensive than a Pearl Necklace, which requires dozens of beautiful pearls. But the total value of a pearl is something that no single element can decide but necessitates a variety of factors to determine the worth of a pearl. The most important features include:
Pearl Type – each type of pearl has a different value. When appraising Pearl Earrings, the most crucial consideration is whether it is natural or cultured. It makes no difference whether a pearl is saltwater or freshwater in terms of its worth. But natural pearls are far more expensive than cultured pearls.
Pearl Size – larger pearls are more precious than smaller ones.
Pearl Colour – there are many different and more desirable colours of pearls.
Pearl Shape – the rounder a pearl is, the more valuable it is.
Pearl Lustre – more valuable pearls have a glossy sheen.
Pearl Surface Quality – the more surface defects a pearl has, the lower its value.
Australian South Sea Pearls, which naturally look white or gold, are the most valuable and expensive Pearl Earrings on the market today. Although in general, a single pearl’s worth ranges from $300 to $1500.
Pearl Earrings are a long-term investment because the highest-quality pearls are incredibly durable, hence why vintage Pearl Jewelry is still so valuable today. If you invest in Pearl Earrings, they make beautiful and precious heirloom pieces to pass down to future generations in your family.
What is the Best Pearl for Earrings?
Real Pearl Earrings are arguably the "Perfect Gift" a pair of Pearl Earrings so perfectly complements the wearer; there is almost a guarantee that the wearer will fall in love with them! Pearls are simply elegant, eminently wearable with any outfit and can be worn with casual jeans or the most sophisticated ballgown!
Australian South Sea Pearls are considered the most valuable and rarest variety of pearls for Pearl Earrings, a stunning adornment for a lifetime. Our Pearl Earrings collection features classic Pearl Earrings in sterling silver, Australian gold, contemporary rose gold, and for added bling Pearl Earrings with dazzling diamonds or precious opals.
The value of each pearl is based on availability, demand, and rarity. However, the standard retail price for a pair of South Sea Pearl Earrings can range from $5,000 to $200,000 and sometimes more.
While Australian South Sea Pearls are the best variety of Pearl Earrings, the best Pearl Earrings will feature natural pearls instead of cultured pearls. This is because before the depletion of natural pearl beds, about a century ago, all pearls discovered were “natural pearls”. But due to their rarity today, natural pearls are far more expensive than cultured pearls, which are cultivated by human interaction.
Pearls organically grow in a variety of shapes and sizes – ranging from circles to teardrops – but for Pearl Earrings, the completely round pearl is the most sought after and valuable shape. Although, in modern times, there has been a strong demand for baroque Pearl Earrings because of their unique individual shapes.
Black Pearl Earrings
Black Pearl Earrings have a variety of symbolic meanings across many cultures, but most popularly, they represent wisdom and everlasting love. Closely linked as symbols of eternal love, Black Pearl Earrings are popular gifts for loved ones and significant others.
Natural Black Pearl Earrings are more costly and intriguing than their off-white counterparts. The most popular Black Pearl is the Tahitian Pearl because they are one of the only varieties of Black Pearls which naturally cultivate as black since they grow inside the black-lipped oyster. Other varieties of Black Pearls – like Freshwater Pearls and Black Akoya Pearls – are typically dyed black.
Tahitian Pearls were formerly the world’s rarest and most costly harvested pearls. Although due to modern culturing, Tahitian Pearl Earrings are now affordable for a far larger clientele.
An immaculate strand of Tahitian Black Pearls would have been considered a steal for $100,000 fifteen years ago. But now, these Tahitian Black Pearl Necklaces may be purchased for $2 up to $4000.
Do Pearl Earrings Damage Easy?
On the Mohs scale of hardness, pearls have a grade of 2.5, meaning they are quite strong and resilient; however, they can be scratched if they come into contact with sharp objects or other gemstones.
Pearl care is important as pearls are organic gemstones that are vulnerable to acid, alkaline and extreme humidity. However, thanks to modern culturing, pearls are much more resilient than they once were, meaning your Pearl Earrings will last a long time if you take adequate care of them.
Even though Pearl Earrings are not as durable as diamonds or opals, they may be worn on a daily basis if sufficiently cared for. To preserve your pearl’s radiance, avoid letting the gem come into contact with cosmetics, hair spray, perfume, chemicals and cleaning agents.
If the radiance of your Pearl Earrings appears to be diminishing, it is best to take your Pearl Earrings to a specialist to be cleaned, rather than DIYing a cleaning regime. Before returning your Pearl Earrings to the jewelry box, wipe gently with a soft cloth to prevent dirt from collecting and sweat from eroding the pearl nacre.
But with Australian Pearl Divers, you’ll never have to worry as our Pearl Earrings are covered by an international lifetime warranty and money-back guarantee!
How to Style Pearl Earrings?
The style of how and when you wear Real Pearl Earrings is a totally unique preference. However, despite the fact that Pearl Earrings are not as durable as diamonds or opals, they may be worn on a daily basis if properly cared for.
Pearl Stud Earrings are a highly stylish and practical everyday pick since their simple style matches most outfits and are quite easy to wear. In addition, pearls have a lovely, lustrous colour that goes nicely with a variety of metals, from Sterling Silver Pearl Earrings, Gold Pearl Earrings, White Gold Pearl Earrings, Rose Gold Pearl Earrings and more!
Pearl Drop Earrings are an elegant style and are more suited for special events or as a statement piece of jewelry but can also be worn daily if desired. Experiment with different drop lengths, from short, medium, to long, for different heights of luxury.
Pearl Earrings look gorgeous when coupled with dazzling diamonds; Pearl and Diamond Earrings add a touch of lavish bling to any outfit. Or, for a more modern Pearl Earring style, Pearl Hoop Earrings are definitely the best choice. Pearl Earrings may be worn alone as a simple, beautiful statement piece or paired with other Pearl Jewelry such as a Pearl Necklace for a truly elegant statement.
Australian Pearl Divers offers various earring styles that are great for mixing and matching for individuals with multiple piercings. Match a few Pearl Stud Earrings for a foolproof layering style that looks incredibly chic. Alternatively, complement your ensemble with a few stacks of various sized Pearl Hoop Earrings or Pearl Drop Earrings.