Dating back when rings were used to show a person's social class, today the same jewelry is used for a variety of purposes including adornment, loyalty and love to husband and wife as well as gifts which show that there had been great advancement in the field of jewelry. Pearls are either natural or cultured. Cultured pearls can either be freshwater or saltwater where the saltwater pearls are more expensive than the freshwater pearls. They are of three types - the Akoya, South Sea and Tahitian – and of the three; the Akoya Japanese and Tahitian pearls are the most demanding. To choose a quality pearl over an imitation requires a great knowledge and skill. Luster is the most vital aspect of a pearl's quality. The more is the surface reflection the good is its luster. Pearl rings featuring the pearl alone or set with diamonds and other gemstones can be a great alternative as an engagement ring. Though pearl rings are rarely used as an engagement ring but one can take a chance and it is for sure that it would no
t go waste from receiving complements. Such pearl rings besides looking more gorgeous are more expensive than the traditional diamond ring that is sure to make the spouse feel proud. The reason cited behind expensiveness of pearl jewelry is that it is as difficult to set a pearl ring as it is easy to set a more durable mineral gem.
You can also check the thickness of the nacre by rubbing it against your tooth, and feeling the roughness which will also help to get the perfect pearl ring of your dreams.