Susan Miller

·Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry Design, Pratt Institute, 2012

·Bachelor of Arts in Gemology, University of California, Los Angeles, May 2005

·Editor-in-Chief, White Victoria (2018 - present)

·Write and research feature articles and profiles for print and online publication

·Contributing Writer, Modern Jeweler and Ornament

·Write and publish freelance articles for IGS and WSJ Magazine

·Jewelry Appraiser (2012 - 2020)

White Pearl Necklace

Have you ever thought of wearing a white pearl necklace? Certainly, for all the fashion enthusiasts who don't know, sometimes the right choice of a pearl necklace does wonders to take an outfit up a notch, no matter where you are going.

A perfect white pearl necklace can make jeans and t-shirt attire look charming and elegant, even if that is your choice of clothing. In this regard, the best may be chosen.

White pearl necklace should match perfectly with your personality, bring out the most perfect features in your body, and befitting the event or situation that you're wearing it for.

Luckily, nowadays you have so much choice, from round pearls (thank you, Coco Chanel, for putting them back on the sartorial map in the 1920s—your grandma would be bang on trend) to something much more modern, like baroque pearls.

And they come in prices that can accommodate many different budgets. Let us tell you more!

Different Types of Pearls

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Pearls are considered the "gems of the sea," and there are several types, each with its own special qualities.

Natural Pearls

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The rarest and most expensive pearls are natural ones that form inside oysters without assistance from humans. Because they are created organically, these pearls possess an irresistible luster and often come in irregular shapes that only increase their appeal.

Cultured Pearls

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Created when a pearl farmer deliberately irritates an oyster or mollusk to prompt pearl production, cultured pearls can be found in many styles: round or button-shaped, large or small, and white, black, pink, yellow, and other colors. As a result, jewelry featuring beautiful cultured pearls can suit every taste - and budget!

Freshwater Pearls

White Pearl Necklace Cultivated in freshwater mussels, freshwater pearls have a wide array of soft colors and can be bought for less than other types. They're durable and shiny, making them an attractive choice for jewelry that won't break the bank if it's lost or stolen.

Akoya Pearls

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Japan and China are home to saltwater mollusks that produce Akoya pearls. These gems have such high luster (shine) that they seem lit from within. Round and smooth with few blemishes, they are often seen as symbols of elegance—think classic pearl earrings or multi-strand necklaces.

South Sea Pearls

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Cultivated in the warm waters off the coasts of Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, South Sea pearls are known for their large size and beautiful white, golden or silver hues. They possess a luxurious quality that makes them highly sought after by collectors worldwide.

Tahitian Pearls

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Coming from black-lipped oysters found in French Polynesia, Tahitian pearls exhibit exotic colors like grey, blue, green, or peacock – although very rarely white!

With their dark body color and overtone that can be quite striking, they make for a bold piece if you want something truly different from what everyone else is wearing: a gem out of the sea!

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Pearl Necklace

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Now that you know about the main types of pearls, let's consider some factors that can influence your choice of a pearl necklace:

Occasion

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Considering the occasion is key when selecting the perfect pearl necklace—this way, you can express your style and show off beautiful pearls at your neckline.

Formal Occasions

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At formal events such as weddings or galas, go for classic white pearls; they're elegant and sophisticated. For instance, this White Victoria 12.0-13.0mm White Freshwater Pearl Necklace would be ideal. Wear with simple pearl stud earrings for a timeless look.

Casual Gatherings

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For low-key events like brunch or a dinner date, go with something easygoing, such as a delicate necklace featuring freshwater pearls.

If you want just a touch of glamour, try layering pendants that boast the gem. Consider this White Victoria 11.0-12.0mm White Freshwater Pearl Adjustable Chain.

Everyday Wear

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You need jewelry that can do it all when you're getting ready for work in the morning (and trying not to be late). A single strand of freshwater pearls will make any outfit office-appropriate—like magic!

One example: wear this White Victoria 3. 5-4. 0mm White Freshwater Sweet Pearl Necklace.

Another idea is to mix up styles and lengths so they feel more personal and modern—and can take you from day into evening without missing a beat.

Length and Size

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When it comes to picking out the perfect white pearl necklace, you'll want to consider both length and size—they can make all the difference in terms of overall look and style. Here's a breakdown of different lengths and sizes, with examples given in inches:

Choker

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A choker-style necklace typically measures around 14 to 16 inches long—it sits snugly around the base of your neck. Whether you're wearing an off-the-shoulder dress or a top with a high neckline, this type of necklace adds a bit of sophistication to any outfit choice.

Princess

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Ranging from 17 to 19 inches in length, princess-length necklaces are incredibly versatile. Falling just below your collarbone, this timeless style complements pretty much every neckline under the sun—meaning you can wear it for both everyday and formal events (score!).

Matinee

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Necklaces of matinee length fall between 20 and 24 inches. They rest elegantly on the chest and can be used to give office wear a touch of class or add sophistication to evening attire for cocktail events.

Opera

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Opera necklaces are longer: from 28 to 36 inches. This extra length creates a more dramatic look, and they can be worn as one strand or doubled up for those who want even more style points!

Perfect when dressing formally like attending prom night where everyone dresses their best selves up - think black tie event with an opera performance thrown in just because it feels right.

Rope

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Rope necklaces exceed 45 inches, making them super versatile by design. Wear these ultra-long strands as-is, double them for endless possibilities–or get creative and fashionably knot things up!

No matter how you choose to style it, this necklace type adds both versatility and flair galore.

Pearl Quality

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When choosing a white pearl necklace, it's important to understand quality factors, so you pick out something that screams luxury.

Luster

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This term means how reflective pearls are. The best ones have such high luster they appear to glow from within and reflect objects like a mirror. Avoid those with dullness or a chalky appearance. Their iridescence should be visible even in dim light.

Surface

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For surface quality, think about whether the pearl has any marks or blemishes on its skin that take away from its overall beauty. You want surface perfection! While all-natural gems will have some small imperfections—they're formed organically after all—only choose those whose flaws aren't noticeable at arm's length.

Shape

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When choosing a pearl necklace, you have many options for shape. Round pearls are the most classic and prized for their symmetry.

However, if you want something different, consider baroque (irregularly shaped), drop, button, or oval pearls – they can give your necklace a modern touch. Pick shapes that appeal to you personally, and that will work with your neckline.

Color

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Although white pearls are always elegant, there are others to consider: cream, pinkish tones, silver hues, and golden ones too.

If you're thinking of a white pearl necklace, look into both undertones (the colors concealed beneath the main one) and overtones (those visible above it) – they can make your complexion appear warm or cool and also enhance outfit choices.

Wearing warm-toned pearls might flatter olive skin or tones that come with a tan, while cool-toned suit those who have fair skin better.

Budget Considerations

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So, as you go out shopping for that amazing White Pearl Necklace, first consider your budget in order not to end up going bankrupt in the process. By establishing a budget range, you can explore different options within your financial limits.

For example, one would be the White Victoria 6. 0-6. 5mm White Freshwater Pearl Necklace, priced at $385.

Of course, if you are looking for something a tad nicer quality, you might like the White Victoria 6.5-7.0mm White Akoya Pearl with Diamond + Ruby Clasp at $1675 if you're shopping at home using the order form below.

Look for the highest quality necklace that your budget allows. With quality being the main focus, rather than quantity per se, it's better to have one nice white pearl necklace that works in so many different settings than a bunch of lower-end stuff that could possibly not last. Quality always speaks for itself.

Also, be sure to look at established jewelers or online stores for the likes of White Victoria. There would be a high probability that they have pretty good deals anyway, so you could come away with a bit more for your buck—possibly enough even to go for something out of their more up-market range!

Wrap Up

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Before purchasing a white pearl necklace, one has to think about different things irrespective of whether it is meant for an important occasion or casual wear. These factors cover the length preference, pearl type, your budget as well as color and quality factors.

However, if you consider all these factors while making your choice, then you will get a fancy piece of jewelry that can make any clothing look better and will be forever young in fashion.

Also, regardless of whether you opt for the sophisticated choker or the flowing long necklace that wraps around your chest elegantly, remember to be bold enough and sport your pearls alone!