March 12, 2010

Buying Pearl Engagement Rings Tips

Hi, this post is still related with pearl engagement rings. As mentioned before, although pearl engagement rings are not a typical choice for an engagement ring, they can be a good alternative to a standard diamond engagement ring. If you want to buy pearl engagement rings, these tips may help you.

Choose a style of pearl and pearl ring. Decide if you want something that is classic, antique, Victorian, vintage or modern. Since there are different styles, it's important to know what you're looking for. It's also important to find out if you want the pearl engagement ring to have an addition, like a diamond, another stone or multiple pearls. Also be sure to choose a pearl color; pearls can be white, pink, purple, green and black and also come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Choose a band style. Engagement ring bands can be yellow gold, white gold, silver or a combination. They can also have diamonds or some other stone along the band. Go into it knowing if you want a diamond-studded band on white gold, a plain yellow gold band or an etched sterling silver band. It will make your job easier later.

Visit jewelers to compare what they have and their warranties. Because pearls are delicate, you should make sure you get a lifetime warranty on the pearl in case it gets damaged or needs to be replaced. If you find rings online, make sure you contact the dealer concerning the warranty. Compare prices, styles and warranties and keep in mind that saltwater pearls are more expensive because they are more rare.

Make sure it's a real pearl. Get a guarantee, talk to an expert and do the test yourself. The easiest way to tell if a pearl is real is to rub it up and down against your front tooth. Fake pearls will feel smooth. Real pearls will feel rough.