Pearls are hard to grade because there is a lack of a definitive scale of what makes a pearl valuable or not. Now, every oyster may seem to have a pearl but that is actually not always the case. There are some oysters that have been found that do not have pearls and much to the dismay of the finder, that is not that significant. Pearls are unique but many people do not realize that there are much better jewels.
- Pearls are actually not as valuable as many people think they are.
- Pearls can be very hard to cut for a jeweler as they are very solid.
- The bottom line is, stick to diamonds for presents and not so much pearls.
“The most beautiful pearls — the kind used for jewelry — are perfectly round. Not all pearls turn out this way, though. Some pearls form in uneven shapes. These less-than-perfect pearls are known as baroque pearls.”