Nov 25, 2009

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What is a Tin Cup Pearl Necklace ???

What is a Tin Cup Pearl Necklace ???

The Tin cup pearl necklace first became popular when the romantic comedy ‘Tin Cup’ came out in 1996 featuring Rene Russo and Kevin Costner.  Renee is shown in the movie wearing this style of pearl necklace, which came to be known as the ‘Tin Cup’ necklace named after the movie.  This style of necklace is also often referred to as a Station Necklace.

Tin cup necklaces can be found with diamonds, pearls, colorful gemstones or a mix of stones scattered throughout.  This very popular classic necklace has been a huge hit ever since the movie was first released, and can be worn with anything from jeans to a cocktail dress.  Tin cup necklaces can be found in a myriad of lengths from choker to rope – perfect for layering…

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Nov 5, 2009

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Buying Pearl Jewelry | Learn Why Freshwater Pearls...

Buying Pearl Jewelry | Learn Why Freshwater Pearls Should Be On Your List ….

Freshwater pearls are well known for both their high quality and low price points, bringing tremendous value and affordability to the pearls we see available now. Found in a multitude of colors, shapes and sizes, freshwater pearls rival some of the most expensive pearls found in the market today.

Freshwater pearls, which often compared to natural pearls, are of such value because they are composed of all nacre. Yes, all nacre just like the natural pearl! The only difference however between the natural pearl and freshwater pearl is that there was a little bit of human intervention to get the culturing going, not to mention the significant savings and affordability that can also be found!

Cultured freshwater pearls are the least expensive pearls available in the market, however by looking at them you would not think so. Freshwater pearls offer an abundance of quality and colors. Also, being that freshwater pearls are all nacre they last a very long time if cared for correctly.

Can you imagine a pearl that is all nacre at such a nominal price? It is SO, and with such an array of sizes, shapes, and colors available the sky is the limit. Comparably freshwater pearls are a fraction of the price South Sea Pearls, Tahitian Pearls and Japanese Akoya Pearls, and just as nice if not nicer– what a value!

Many designers are incorporating more and more freshwater pearls in their designs resulting in very unique high quality jewelry at a remarkably low price. Designers who solely used beads and gemstones in their designs are now using Chinese cultured freshwater pearls instead because of the versatility and value for dollar that they offer.

This is great for the consumers for two reasons – first reason is that there is much more variety to choose from in pearl necklaces, pearl bracelets and pearl earrings than there ever were available before, and the second reason is affordability of pearls in designer pieces.

Many consumers who couldn’t afford to purchase a quality piece of jewelry or a pearl necklace can now afford it as a result of freshwater pearls and the value they offer.

Some of the shapes that you may find in your search to find the perfect freshwater pearl necklace or pearl bracelet are, baroque, round, semi-round, potato, coin, rice, stick, see and keshi just to name a few.

Most freshwater pearls found in today’s market are cultured freshwater pearls, however with the superior quality becoming more readily available day by day they will continue to hold and be the best value for dollar as time goes by.

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