Frequently Asked Questions
How Much are Pearl Rings Worth?
Numerous aspects contribute to the value of a Pearl Ring. Jewellers use various combinations of these elements to determine how much Pearl Rings are worth. The most important include:
Pearl Type – each type of pearl has a different value. When appraising a Pearl Ring, 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 valuable than smaller ones.
Pearl Colour – there are many different and more desirable colours of pearls.
Pearl Shape – the rounder a pearl is, the more value it has.
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 Rings on the market today. Although in general, a typical pearl’s worth ranges from $300 to $1500.
Pearl Rings 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 Ring, they make beautiful and precious heirloom pieces to pass down to future generations in your family.
What is the Best Pearl for a Pearl Ring?
Australian South Sea Pearls are considered the most valuable and rarest variety of pearls for Pearl Rings, a stunning lifetime adornment for any occasion. Our ring collection features classic Pearl Rings in sterling silver, Australian gold, contemporary Rose Gold, and for added bling Pearl Rings 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 South Sea Pearl Ring can range from $5,000 to $200,000 and sometimes more.
While Australian South Sea Pearls are the best variety of Pearl Rings, the best Pearl Ring will feature a natural pearl instead of a cultured pearl. This is because, before the depletion of natural pearl beds, all pearls discovered were “natural pearls" about a century ago”. 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 various shapes and sizes – ranging from circles to teardrops – but for Pearl Rings, the completely round pearl is the most sought after and valuable shape. Although, in modern times, there is a strong demand for baroque Pearl Earrings because of their unique individual shapes.
Black Pearl Rings
Black Pearl Rings have various symbolic meanings across many cultures, but most popularly, they represent wisdom and everlasting love. Closely linked as symbols of eternal love, Black Pearls Rings are popular presents for significant others and loved ones.
Natural Black Pearl Rings 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 Rings 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, Tahitian Black Pearl Necklaces may be purchased for $2 up to $4000.
Do Pearl Rings Damage Easy?
A Pearl is commonly set on a ring with a peg setting for durability, which forms a V shape around the pearl lifting the gem above the ring. First, a small hole is drilled into the pearl, then a peg or pin is inserted in the gem, to keep the pearl in place, some glue is usually added to the peg and the hole.
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 Rings will last a long time if you take adequate care of them.
Even though pearls 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 Ring appears to be diminishing, it is best to take your Pearl Ring to a specialist to be cleaned, rather than DIYing a cleaning regime. Before returning your Pearl Ring 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 Rings are covered by an international lifetime warranty and money-back guarantee!
What Does a Pearl Ring Symbolise?
A lustrous Pearl Ring is not just a decorative accessory but has developed many symbolic meanings throughout history.
According to various cultural folktales and myths, Pearl Rings can symbolise undying love, wisdom, wealth, high status, commitment, loyalty, honesty, generosity, and purity. As well, Pearl Rings are believed to offer calming effects, protection, attract good luck and wealth, and can balance a person’s karma.
Despite the many meanings associated with pearls, the most widely believed perception today is that Pearl Rings symbolises the wearer's loyalty and wealth. Hence why couples have popularly chosen pearls throughout centuries for engagement rings, wedding rings and other jewelry pieces as an act of devoted love and commitment. Pearls are not only aesthetically magnificent, but their symbolic value makes Pearl Rings an ideal gift for a loved one.
If you like simplicity, a stand-alone Pearl Ring from our collection is perfect for you. For a more dazzling piece, you could enrich your Pearl Ring with a halo of diamonds around the pearl. For a beautiful expression of the union between two souls, a two-stone Pearl Ring or an infinity design can represent a meaningful expression of love.
Our selection of Pearl Rings also includes intricate details, floral designs, Opal features, and various other embellishments. Pearl band styles range from elegant Australian Gold, durable Stainless Steel, luxurious White Gold, contemporary Rose Gold and more!