Frequently Asked Pearl Jewelry Questions
- 1. Are the pearls your company sells natural, cultured of imitation ?
- 2. What should I expect to spend on a set of pearls ?
- 3. Is there an overall grading system for quality ?
- 4. Do the pearls you sell offer a good luster or have an orient ?
- 5. How well are the pearls matched ?
- 6. Is the jewelry already made to ship or do I have to wait a long time to get my order ?
- 7. What happens if I don't like how an item fits or looks once I receive it ?
1. Are the pearls your company sells natural, cultured of imitation ?
Pearls In Time only carries genuine cultured pearls. Cultured pearls are the most popular pearls in the world today, in fact cultured pearls are exclusively sold in the finest jewelry establishments of the world today. True natural pearls are extremely rare as a result of overfishing and pollution. It is not uncommon for a pearl diver to now spend an entire life-time searching for pearls to find less than a handful over their career and of those it's highly unlikely any would be round in shape.
2. What should I expect to spend on a set of pearls ?
A set of pearls can range in price quite dramatically as there are several value factors that determine not only a pearls value but the value of a finished piece of pearl jewelry.
The reality of quality pearls today is they can be worn with nearly any outfit and are suitable for nearly every occasion.
We always suggest you should purchase the highest quality that you are able to afford within your price range. The piece of jewelry will last you a life time, and with Pearls In Time you are saving upwards of 90% over traditional retail jewelry establishments without any drawbacks.
3. Is there an overall grading system for quality ?
For accurate comparative purposes the majority of pearl companies use a scale of A, AA, AAA to grade the overall quality of a pearl. The AAA marking refers to the highest quality of pearl available. Pearls In Time only carries the highest quality pearls within each grouping.
4. Do the pearls you sell offer a good luster or have an orient ?
Yes, all of our pearls have a quality luster and many display extraordinary orient.
For those that are not fully aware of the meaning of the above terms
A pearls luster typically refers to an inner glow that radiates outwards from the body of a pearl. The glow is a reflection of light that travels throughout the individual layers of nacre that form the pearls body. The higher the level of reflective intensity directly relates to the quality and depth of luster.
A pearl orient refers to a natural alignment of nacre layer formation during the creation of the pearl, the light which reflects through these layers displays a prismatic rainbow effect that in many instances can literally take your breath away.
Pearls In Time only carries pearls the have a quality luster and an extraordinary degree of orient.
5. How well are the pearls matched ?
Every pearl in perfectly matched to create your beautiful piece of pearl jewelry. Every item we hand craft is made in house within our own facility by a certified GIA graduate that has specialized in Pearls. You can rest assured that your gems will look flawless on you.
6. Is the jewelry already made to ship or do I have to wait a long time to get my order ?
We do not carry a pre-made stock, every finished piece of jewelry we offer for sale will be made on demand once you have ordered it.
We pride ourselves on the fact that at Pearls In Time we hand make your item just for you. We typically are able to complete each item within a 24 hour window.
Most orders shipping within the United States or Canada can be at your door only a few short days after you have made your purchase.
Orders shipped to Europe, South America, Australia, and many other parts of the world will typically arrive within a week after your order has been placed.
7. What happens if I don't like how an item fits or looks once I receive it ?
We fully understand that buying jewelry is an intimate experience for most, and doing it over the internet can sometimes be a barrier for some based on the simple question what do I do if I don't like it ?
You can rest assured that with Pearls In Time every item you purchase is backed by our unconditional money back guarantee.
We have taken all the risk out of buying quality pearl jewelry online, in fact the only thing you have to lose by not buying your pearls right now here on Pearls In Time is your money....
With up to 90 % off traditional jewelry stores and an unconditional money back guarantee what do you have to lose ?
If we have not addressed your question please feel free to use our contact us form above and one of our highly trained pearl experts will get back to you quite often within the same business day.