Saturday, October 4, 2008

Nothing says Elegance more than a Pearl Necklace.

Quality pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries, and because of this, the word pearl became a metaphor for something very rare, very fine, elegant, admirable and very valuable.
Tomorrow is my mother's birthday and I was looking for something special as a gift. I needed something that will look expensive but at a reasonable price. And immediately I thought about pearls, but there was a little problem, most of cultured pearls are very expensive, at least in Mexico City. I recalled seeing some inexpensive freshwater pearls in Ixtapa, a beautiful beach in Jalisco, Mexico but I am 8 hours away (by car) or many dollars away by plane. Other problem about those Ixtapa's pearls is that they are natural freshwater pearls and they have irregular forms and I remember my mom telling me that she likes round cultured pearls more. So I decided to search the web for fine, inexpensive, cultured pearls and after a while I found a great site with international shipping.
I found a great site that sells pearls (obviously not only pearls, but hand made pearl necklaces, pearl earrings and gorgeous black pearl necklaces) called Pearl Necklace Center. The great thing about this site is that everything looks very expensive and well made but prices are very reasonable. They have a special section of "under $100" gifts with great prices, like a black pearl necklace for $90 dollars. They also have great deals in Akoya pearl necklaces (which are one of the best type of cultured Japanese pearls), for example, there is one cultured pearl necklace for $119 dollars. I was looking for a pearl necklace, but at this site you could also find pearl earrings, pearl bracelets and pearl rings.

I selected this two-stranded Akoya Pearl Necklace, the great thing is that its quality makes it look very expensive (at least $500) but its retail price at this web site is only $199 dollars. I'm sure my mom will love her birthday present (or at least I hope so), she will wonder where did I bought her gift and never even imagine that I bought it at the web.

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