This neon rainbow bracelet will put a smile on your face every time you see it. It's made with baroque freshwater pearls and 10mm Czech pressed glass beads. It's strung on steel wire, and the components are sterling silver. The bracelet features a sterling silver Daily Pearls dangle, and if requested will come with a gift bag and tissue paper.
This bracelet is made in size medium (approximately 7.3 inches). If you would like it smaller or larger, please make a note in your order. Here's a suggestion of wrist sizes and bracelet sizes:
XS (6.5 inches) -- This is the only option made with smaller beads (8mm), and looks great on a child.
S (7 inches) -- This is a good size for a teenager or woman with tiny wrists (5-5.75 inches circumference)
M (7.3 inches) -- This size will fit a woman with a 5.75-6.25 inch wrist)
L (7.75 inches) -- This size works for a woman with a 6.25-6.75 inch wrist)
XL (8.25 inches) -- This size will fit a woman with a 6.75-7.25 inch wrist)
Please note that the colour of the neon beads is best represented in the image of the bracelet on the newsprint. It is bright.
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.
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!