These freshwater pearl chokers are exquisite. The pearls are 25-30mm wide and have beautiful lustre, shape and colour. They are the highest quality pearl we make on a leather choker, and they beautiful.
When you check out, please select the pearl you'd like as well as the leather you would like. (Show above is warm silver, metallic black, gold, metallic grey, and warm silver.)
These chokers are finished with a sterling silver clasp, and will come 16" long. If you'd like a different length, please make a note in your order.
The choker will be sent in a jewellery bag, and if requested, accompanied by a pink gift bag and tissue paper.
This is a grown-up choker for a woman who is comfortable making a statement with her jewellery, but likes her jewellery to still be refined and elegant. If you are buying for an older woman, we recommend a slightly longer length. (Please let us know if you'd like help with this.)
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, your necklace will be sent via Xpresspost (2-3 business days with tracking). If you are shopping from the US, your order will be sent by Canada Post with tracking (8-10 business days).
If you are shopping from the US and would like to upgrade to FedEx Ground (3-4 business days), please add the $20 shipping option.
If you are shopping from anywhere else in the world, your choker will be sent via Canada Post Air. If you would like express shipping, 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!