When choosing any colored gemstone select the very brightest and most vivid stone in the color that you can wear the best. A 10 dollar stone in your color looks like a million dollar on you, but a million dollar stone that is not in your color will look like a 10 dollar stone.
CULTURED PEARLS. Less than 5% of the years harvest produces perfectly round pearls. Oysters capable of growing large pearls are dying off due to pollution. Only black lip oysters will produce black pearls. A pearl’s natural enemy is alcohol, i.e., hairspray & perfumes, so put your pearl jewelry on last.