Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does a Real Pearl Necklace Cost?
A typical strand of White Pearls can cost anywhere from $100 for Freshwater Pearls to over $10,000 for Akoya and South Sea Pearls. However, various aspects contribute to the value of a Pearl Necklace for both cultured and natural pearls.
Jewellers use various combinations of these elements to determine how much an Australian Pearl Strand Necklace are worth. The most important include:
Pearl Type – each type of pearl has a different value. When appraising a Pearl Strand Necklace, 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, which is why a long South Sea Pearl Necklace may be worth over $100,000. Even if the quality is equal, shorter strands of pearls are less expensive than longer 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.
The length of a Pearl Strand Necklace is essential to the cost, as even if a Pearl Strand Necklace is out of your price range, you may be able to purchase a lovely, high-quality Pearl Strand Choker. Regardless of how much you spend on pearls, you'll find that they're a terrific investment.
Australian South Sea Pearls, which naturally look white or gold, are the most valuable and expensive Pearl Strand Necklace on the market today. Although in general, a pearl's worth ranges from $300 to $1500.
Pearl Necklaces 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 a Pearl Necklace, they make beautiful and precious heirloom pieces to pass it down to future generations in your family.
What is the Best Pearl Strand Necklaces?
Coated Australian South Sea Pearl Strand Necklaces are considered the most valuable and rarest variety of Pearl Necklaces. The Australian South Sea Pearl reflects the 'perfect' 10mm circular pearl shape, a stunning lifetime adornment for any outfit.
At Australian Pearl Divers, our best Pearl Strand Necklace has a matching sequence of forty glorious coated South Sea Pearls, each with a diameter of 10mm to create the ultimate classic White Pearl Strand. Set to the "princess" length of eighteen inches, these Coated South Sea Pearl are thread with double-knotted silk. Finished with a magnetic clasp made from solid Stainless steel and electronically micro plated with 18 karat white gold rhodium plating giving the clasp an incredibly bright and durable finish.
The pearls are tightly knotted, so there is little 'give' for the pearls to move between the knots on the necklace. As a result, the silk will gradually loosen, and the pearls will eventually have a slight amount of play, which generally occurs after six weeks of general wear or light outdoor activities.
The South Sea Pearl displays an exceptional lustre, fine skin and perfectly round shape. Set in a simple and classic strand layout, a Pearl Necklace is the most classically desirable piece of jewelry ever created.
Our Pearl Necklace collection features classic Pearl Necklaces in sterling silver, Australian gold, contemporary Rose Gold, or for added bling Pearl Necklaces with dazzling diamonds and precious Opals.
The value of each pearl is based on availability, demand, and rarity. However, the standard retail price for a South Sea Pearl Necklace can range from $5,000 to $200,000 and sometimes more.
Black Pearl Strand Necklaces
Black Pearl Necklaces 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 Necklaces are popular presents for loved ones and significant others.
Natural Black Pearl Necklaces 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 Necklaces 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 Strand Necklaces 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 Necklace will last a long time if you take adequate care.
Even though Pearl Necklace is 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 Necklace appears to be diminishing, it is best to take your Pearl Necklace to a specialist to be cleaned, rather than DIYing a cleaning regime. Before returning your Pearl Necklace 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 Necklaces are covered by an international lifetime warranty and money-back guarantee!
What Do Pearl Strands Symbolise?
Pearl Necklaces are the quintessential piece of feminine jewelry and are the foundation for every sophisticated jewelry collection. From garden work to an exclusive champagne event, the design of a Pearl Necklace is a timeless aesthetic yet can be worn just as easily with relaxed, casual wear.
A lustrous Pearl Necklace is not just a decorative accessory but has developed many symbolic meanings throughout history.
According to various cultural folktales and myths, Pearl Necklaces can be symbols of undying love, wisdom, wealth, high status, commitment, loyalty, honesty, generosity, and purity. As well, Pearl Necklaces are believed to offer calming effects, protection, attract good luck and wealth, and have the ability to balance a person’s karma.
Despite the many meanings associated with pearls, the most widely believed perception today is that Pearl Necklaces are a symbol of the wearer's wealth. Hence why royals and many affluent individuals commonly show off their wealth with a long Pearl Necklace. Pearls are not only aesthetically magnificent, but their symbolic value makes Pearl Necklaces an ideal gift for loved ones and significant others.
The various lengths of Pearl Necklaces can represent different meanings, for a modern choice, Pearl Chokers are especially popular for younger women. While longer strands of Pearl Necklaces are more popular among mature women. Sophisticated Pearl Necklaces are incredibly versatile, and each is appropriate for various events, from single-strand, multi-strand, chokers, princess models and more.
If you like simplicity, an entirely Pearl Necklace from our collection is perfect for you. However, for a more dazzling piece, you could enrich your Pearl Necklace with a halo of diamonds. Our selection of Pearl Necklaces also includes intricate details, floral designs, Opal features, elegant Australian Gold, durable Stainless Steel, luxurious White Gold, contemporary Rose Gold and various other embellishments!