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5 Tips for Buying Pearls Online

Pearls are the perfect accessory for any occasion, they can give an original touch to an informal outfit or give shine and elegance to an evening dress. Thanks to the Internet you can have this complement in just a few days and in just one click.

If at first buying pearls from a distance may seem complicated, in this article we offer you 5 steps that will make your purchase on the internet a simple and satisfactory experience.

Step 1: Find a reliable source

The Internet is full of pages where you can buy jewelry with pearls, but as in many other cases, not all the pages that offer jewelry focus on the quality of the pearls.

It may seem difficult to know if the seller and their products are of quality or just the latest fashion design, but we have compiled a series of requirements that can help you select a safe online provider:

  • The company is specialized in pearls and has been in business for many years.
  • We can find detailed and truthful information about the product, such as the quality, type, color, size and other characteristics of the pearl.
  • They have a solid return policy.
  • They offer good customer service, both post-purchase and pre-purchase.
  • Each purchase is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
  • They provide at least one phone number as a contact and a live chat option.
  • The company has numerous positive opinions on Trustpilot, Google, Amazon, etc.


Woman with pendant of three white baroque pearls

Step 2: Set an approximate budget for your purchase

Establishing a budget is essential when buying any jewelry, and the same goes for Pearls. Normally a brand specialized in something as specific as pearls will offer beautiful and quality products for any type of client and budget.

The most important advice to get the budget right when buying jewelry with pearls is: Know the different types of pearls that exist and their general characteristics. In this article you can get more information about How Much Do Cultured Pearls Cost?

If you are looking for high quality pearls at an affordable price, we recommend you opt for:

  • Freshwater pearls instead of saltwater.
  • Silver instead of gold. Since 2000, the price of gold has increased by 500%, so it is normal to see a huge difference between silver and gold jewelry.
  • As a general rule, as the size of the pearl increases, so does its price, since they are natural products and therefore larger pearls are more difficult to obtain.
  • If what you are looking for is a necklace, the length is also relevant, in similar qualities, the greater the length, the greater the number of pearls and therefore the higher the price.


Woman with keshi pearl earrings


Step 3: Choose the type of jewelry you are looking for

Once you have set the budget that you are willing to spend, it is time to decide on the piece you are looking for. In most specialized pearl stores, you can find a wide variety of products such as earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants or sets of pearls.

If you are looking for a classic and elegant look, round or symmetrical pearls, such as oval ones, are the best option.

If, on the other hand, you are looking for a more original and daring touch, we recommend the Baroque or Keshi Pearls, thanks to their irregular shape, larger sizes can be found at a more affordable price.

Pearl drop earrings with zircons

Step 4: Know the origin of the Pearls and choose the one that best suits you.

To understand the prices of the different types of pearls, it is important to know where they come from and which are the most valuable.

Freshwater pearls are generally the most affordable, followed by Akoya and Tahiti pearls, while Australian South Sea pearls are the most expensive.

If you are looking for an affordable option without sacrificing elegance, the Pearls of Sweet water they are perfect for you. Twenty years ago, pearls harvested from freshwater mussels were of very low quality, but today, to the untrained eye, they are virtually indistinguishable from other, historically more valuable types of pearls.

If you prefer classic-looking pearls, not too big in size, with incredible brilliance and mainly Round or almost Round, the Akoya are your pearls

If you are looking for black or dark-toned pearls, we recommend the Pearls Tahiti, Did you know that they are the only naturally “black” pearls?

If what you are looking for is exclusivity and glamour, the australian pearls they are the rarest and most valuable in the world, due to their large size, the scarcity of cultivation areas and the long period of growth they need.


Round pearl necklace with silver cage

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Step 5: Contact the brand and let yourself be advised!

The best way to adjust your budget and choose the product that best suits what you are looking for is to contact the brand, either through a phone call or live chat.

En Secret & You We are experts in Pearls, we continue with a family tradition of more than 60 years specialized in this sector and we have continued studying these magnificent gems at the American Gemological Institute. Contact us! We are delighted to be able to offer you personalized advice on any type of pearl you are looking for, doubts that may arise or gift ideas.


Finally, don't forget to finalize your purchase in the best way!

In general, a serious online business will offer you different forms of payment, allowing you to choose the one that best suits you.

Once you receive your order, enjoy your piece of jewelry and don't forget to leave a comment if you are satisfied with the product and the seller, it is a detail that any brand will greatly appreciate!


Natural colored freshwater pearl necklaces