Buy Pearl Jewelry in Salt Lake City
Pearls are an eternal symbol of purity and a highly sought-after natural material. These organic gems are one of the most beautiful natural treasures, available in a wide range of colors, shapes and sources. At Bennion Jewelers, we carry a large selection of beautiful cultured pearls in various colors and settings.
Natural vs. Cultured
Most modern pearls are farmed and not naturally grown. Natural pearls aren’t widely available because of over-fishing and high demand over centuries. The process for creating cultured pearls involves inserting an irritant into an oyster and then caring for that oyster until it develops a pearl. Nowadays, almost all pearl jewelry uses cultured pearls.
Types of Pearls
When searching for pearl jewelry, you’ll find pearls in various colors, sizes and shapes. Akoya, Cortez, Mabe, South Sea and Tahitian pearls are some of the most popular, each of which has its own set of unique qualities. Akoya pearls are typically white or cream, but can also be gray or black. They can contain various undertones of pink, platinum, and cream. Cortez pearls are available in many colors, including shimmering black. Mabe pearls have a high luster and South Sea pearls, typically white and golden colored, are some of the largest cultured pearls available. The Tahitian pearl is highly sought after because of its unique black color with peacock green overtones.
The pearl necklace is a classic piece of jewelry. This kind of necklace comes in various designs, ranging from the bib, collar and choker, to princess, matinee, opera and rope. At Bennion Jewelers, we carry all of these necklace styles, as well as various types of pearl earrings. Visit our store in Salt Lake City today to view our stunning selection of pearl jewelry.