Large Freshwater Pearl Choker on Metallic Leather with Sterling Silver Clasp, Sophisticated and Elegant

Large Freshwater Pearl Choker on Metallic Leather with Sterling Silver Clasp, Sophisticated and Elegant

$69.50

Shipping to United States: Free

This large freshwater pearl choker is made with 2mm leather, which makes it perfect for a woman who might have thought a leather choker was just for teenagers. It's sophisticated and can be worn out to dinner, but is also great with shorts and flip-flops.

We also offer this leather with even larger pearls, including jumbo, almost perfect, baroque pearls. True pieces of jewellery.

When you check out, please select the pearl you'd like. We recommend warm silver leather, although we also have 2m leather available in gold, metallic black, metallic grey and metallic white. If you'd like one of those, please make a note in your order.

These chokers are finished with a sterling silver clasp, and will be sent at 16.5". If you'd like it shorter or longer, please add that note to your order, too.

The pearls are large and interesting, and vary in colour:

1 -- 17mm x 14mm creamy-pink (would also look good on gold leather)
2 -- 14mm x 14mm cream with shades of bronzy-gold
3 -- 15mm x 15mm cream with shades of purple-bronze
4 -- 18mm x 15mm cream with shades gold
5 -- 20mm x 14mm dyed grey baroque fireball pearl

The choker will be sent in a jewellery bag, and if requested, accompanied by a pink gift bag and tissue paper.

GIFT ADVICE

This is a grown-up choker. It's sophisticated, and perfect for a woman who's a little more formal (or perhaps older than 35). We also have more casual chokers (https://www.dailypearls.com/listing/1027044272/medium-freshwater-pearl-choker-on) and chokers for teenagers (https://www.dailypearls.com/listing/639214010/pearl-and-metallic-leather-choker).

SHIPPING

If you are in Toronto and would like to pick up your order, please make a note in your order.

Shipping is included, and necklaces will be sent by regular mail.

If you are shopping from Canada and would like to upgrade to XPresspost (2-3 days with tracking), please add the $12 shipping option.

If you are shopping from the US and would like to upgrade to FedEx Ground (3-4 days), please add the $20 shipping option.

If you would like express shipping to anywhere else in the world, please get in touch with us.

GENERAL INFORMATION ON PEARLS

To keep your pearls looking their best, they should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off. Avoid getting perfume, hairspray, lotion, or any other chemical on them, and wipe them off right away if you do. Keep them out of water, where hair products, chlorine, or salt water could dull or discolour them. Water can also weaken the bond between the pearl and the post.

As popular as pearls are, the range of varieties and prices can get confusing. Here's what you need to know:

1) Almost every real pearl on today's market, regardless of variety, is “cultured.” A cultured pearl is grown in an ocean or a lake, and develops around a nucleus or irritant which is placed in an oyster or mollusk. The final product is created by nature, albeit with man’s help.

2) “Natural” pearls are pearls that have been found in oysters. Natural pearls found today sell for tens of thousands of dollars. Many natural pearls on the market are in antique pieces, and come with gemological x-ray certification.

3) The highest-priced cultured pearls are cultured in seawater, and there are three main varieties: Akoya, Tahitian, and South Sea. Akoya pearls, grown off the coast of Japan, were the first saltwater pearls to be cultured, and became the "classic" pearls your grandmother might have worn. Tahitian pearls, which are grown around Tahiti, grow naturally in shades of grey and black, and were developed in the 1970s. South Sea pearls, grown in the Southern Hemisphere, were developed more recently, and are considered by many to be the most desirable pearls.

4) Daily Pearls makes jewellery from cultured freshwater pearls, which are the most affordable variety of cultured pearls. China produces most of the world's freshwater pearls, many of which are unusually shaped, or "baroque."

5) Plastic or glass imitations of cultured pearls are called “simulated” pearls. You can tell the difference between cultured and simulated pearls by touching one to the top of your bottom teeth. If it feels gritty, the pearl is real. If it feels like plastic or glass, it is not a cultured pearl.

Let us know if we can help you with your pearl shopping!

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