Diamond and Pearl Jewelry: the Perfect Combination
June 17th, 2011 / View in own page?
Thanks to the return in popularity of classics, such as the pearl, we are seeing an increase in the availability of beautiful pieces based on traditional designs. A new trend in shopping is emerging, consumers are no longer searching for the one or two carat diamond ring, rather they are looking less at quantity and more at quality.
Included in the quality category is design. Although it is important to have diamonds and pearls of good constitution, the setting and mixture of the two is becoming increasingly valued. The mixture within a piece of jewellery of both diamonds and pearls really allows for each to shine in their own, unique way. It is important when choosing a piece with mixed gemstones and pearls to find a balance and to avoid pieces that are simply overboard.
Diamonds add natural highlighting to any gemstone or pearl as they are crafted and cut to reflect light in the most perfect and accurate way. Of course, it is worth noting, that this reflection increases as the quality of the diamond increases. However, growing in popularity are pieces of jewellery, pendants and rings, which incorporate both diamonds and pearl jewellery. This new found, old design, is on the rise due to its aesthetically pleasing and classic combination.
A Natural Match
Both diamonds and pearls are found naturally in the earth and sea, respectively, and perhaps it is this natural creation that makes them such an ideal pair. Both diamonds and pearls can vary in color, diamonds naturally, and pearls through dying processes, thus they can be matched in quite stunning manners. Pearls naturally occur in a white, iridescent shade which is the perfect complement to the most common, clear diamond.
When choosing a piece of jewellery that has been crafted with diamonds and pearls it is important to look around. There are an expanding variety of pieces that include both and the range is quite varied from simple to intricate. Some of the most beautiful pieces, in this authors opinion, are those that are woven together intricately tying the diamonds and pearls to one another. If you are looking for a color combination it can be a little more difficult to find pieces, however, you can always opt for a design your own option and create exactly what you are looking for.
AUTHOR: Jessica Carter is a professional freelance writer with over 10 years of experience in the diamond industry. She is currently writing the learning center for Zoara.com as one of the diamond experts, as well as for a variety of jewellery blogs and portals.