|Opulent, luxurious, refined, elegant and even practical; American Pearl rings satisfy all
tastes and budgets. These rings are mounted with a variety of gems, ranging from salt
water to freshwater pearls.
The rings at American Pearl can be set with the large and rare South Sea pearls, the
smaller luminous Akoya, or more delicate Freshwater pearls and these can be further
enhanced with the matching earrings, bracelets, or necklaces also available at American
Pearl rings are a classic addition to any outfit at any time for any occasion. They will
never sit unused in a jewelry box. A pearl ring with or without diamonds will add
Hollywood glamour to a basic pair of blue jeans. However there are some special events
that are better when commemorated with pearls! Younger women celebrating their sweet
sixteen or a bat mitzvah will treasure a delicate pearl ring, such as the Princess line of
jewelry. However, no matter which type of pearl set is chosen, they will be treasured
mementos for the rest of her life. Pearls never go out of style, she may even choose to
wear her pearl set later at her wedding or pass them down to her own daughter!
The larger and more rare South Sea pearls, which come in white or gold, are appropriate
for a variety of events. For the elegant iconoclast they make perfect engagement rings or
anniversary rings, as do Akoya pearls. For the romantic couple seeking to express their
devotion before becoming officially engaged a promise ring of a South Sea, Akoya, or
Freshwater pearl can be an ideal alternative to a diamond. These rings also make
excellent gifts for Mother’s Day; a pearl ring can be worn as a daily reminder of how
much a woman is appreciated by her family.
Many of the cocktail rings offered by American Pearl would not be out of place on the
red carpet or at the opera. A black Tahitian Pearl set with diamonds can always be relied
upon to make a dramatic statement of sophisticated allure. On the other hand, flashy
jewelry may not be appropriate at a fund raising event or a luncheon at a museum. Pearls,
even when set on a bed of diamonds, indicate refined taste.
However if you love the look of a pearl ring but would prefer a lower profile on your
finger, the Mabe pearl is an excellent choice. Grown not inside the oyster but against the
shell itself, Mabe pearls are naturally half round and can be set easily into a ring bezel.
However, a ring decorated with Mother of Pearl offers the lowest profile of all. Made of
the substance nacre which coats the interior of many oysters’ shells and all pearls, Mother
of Pearl can be used to inlay a ring. These rings have the same luminous quality as other
pearl rings, but have a flat profile against the hand.
South sea pearls are grown in warm tropical waters such as those off the golden beaches
of the Philippines or Australia. They are grown in a particular type of salt-water oyster,
the Pinctada maxima, whose size and slow growth guarantees pearls of unusual size and
luster. They range in color from a rich gold, the most unique variety, to an iridescent
white. Grown in a black lip oyster, or the Pinctada mararitifera-cumingi, Tahitian pearls are
usually darker in color than the South Sea types. They come in a variety of colors from
peacock black to silver.
The Akoya is grown in the Pinctada fucata martensii off the coast of Japan. Usually
smaller than South Sea Pearls, the sumptuous Akoya is a wonderful choice for a ring.
They range in color from peach to cream to silver.
Freshwater pearls are another splendid choice for a unique ring that will satisfy both the
desire for natural beauty as well as a price-conscious prize. Similar to their luxuriant
cousin, the Akoya pearl, in appearance, they are easier to grow and thus easier on the
wallet. They are grown inside smaller fresh water oysters, usually in the clean lakes of
China near Shanghai. These pearls can be found in a wide variety of colors as well.
American Pearl offers a range of mountings for these beautiful gems. Both white and
yellow gold are available ranging from 14k to 18k. In these mountings the discerning
customer can express their own sense of style, from the modern to the classic. Refined
solitaire pearl rings are available but your pearl can also be surrounded and enhanced by
diamonds to make a grander statement.