June is Pearl Month! Each month of the calendar year is associated with a gemstone that represents unique character traits and personality. Birthstones have a long history and date back to biblical times. To see more about the birthstones associated with each month, click here. This ritual is often used for gift giving (especially in the jewelry industry) and symbolizes good luck and protection. Each birthstone represents different qualities and characteristics...the pearl symbolizes loyalty, faithfulness, friendship, and purity!
So let's learn a bit more about pearls... Pearls are unique, as they are the only birth gemstone that originates from living sea creatures and requires no polishing/finishing (iridescent by nature). There are many types of pearls; they come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. There are freshwater pearls, saltwater pearls, and synthetic (man-made) pearls, just to name a few. The most popular color for a pearl is a white to off-white color (sometimes referred to as cultura) but pearls can also be found in its natural shade of black, pink, and green!
We offer a variety of synthetic (man-made) pearls at www.harmanbeads.com and we thought it was appropriate to highlight them this month!
- Swarovski Pearls: Some of the most gorgeous pearl beads on the market. Crystal pearls by Swarovski are made with a crystal core covered with an innovated pearl coating. They are available in a variety of shapes, from the standard round pearl and to half-drilled beads, cabochons, and baroque pearls. Shop our full assortment of Swarovski Pearls.
Our bestselling pearl, the 5810 Swarovski Round Pearl is the perfect replica of genuine pearls. Available in 61 gorgeous colors and a wide size range of 3mm to 12mm. Buy these gorgeous pearls for perfect jewelry making!
- Japanese Plastic Pearls: Japanese pearls are made of high quality plastic making them lightweight and easy to work with. They have been dipped in their coating a number of times to assure the finest luster possible - which will not flake or peel. We have an extensive assortment of Japanese Pearls, available in White and Cultura colors, as well as Gold and Silver Plated Pearls. All colors come in a variety of shapes including round, oval, pear and baroque.
Japanese Pearls (Shown in White)
- Czech Glass Pearls & Linked Chains: Czech glass pearls are high quality Czech glass beads. Sometimes they are sold loose or strung and in other cases they are linked together by eyepins and referred to as Pearl Linked Chain. Pearl Linked Chain has an eye pin running through each pearl connecting to the next. Linked chains are great for designing jewelry, rosaries, and even home decor. They can even be used as is - just cut the chain to your desired length. Choose from 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm in a selection of white and cream pearls, both available in gold and silver plating options!!!
Czech Glass Pearl Linked Chain, Shown in Gold/Cream