Pearl Education

The Pearl Necklace Debate: What Happens If You Wear Pearls Every Day?

Pearls and lipstick on a mirror
There's been much speculation about whether it's best to save your pearls for special occasions or wear them every day. Some argue that pearls should only be worn on special occasions because they're delicate and can be easily damaged. Others contest this view by saying that you should wear them every day if that's something you enjoy. So how do you know what's best?

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The Grand Return of Weddings: 2022 Trends, Gift Ideas, and Tips

A man and a woman at their wedding
This time of the year, two years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic shut the world down. This meant countless postponed and canceled weddings and just as many heartbroken couples and families. Lucky for many of us, 2022 is expected to be “the year of the wedding” as the coronavirus loosens its grip, and there are fewer restrictions. According to The Wedding Report, approximately 2.5 million weddings will happen this year. Since summer and fall are the most popular wedding seasons, now’s the perfect time to familiarize yourself with the best 2022 big day trends, gift ideas, and guest style tips.

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What Does It Mean When Something Is Handcrafted?

An artisan making a piece of jewelry by hand
When shopping for special gifts for loved ones, you may have come across the terms "handmade" and "handcrafted". Though they sound similar and both suggest that a human has been involved in the production process, they actually mean two different things. Before you make your next special and sentimental jewelry gift purchase, continue reading this blog post for an explanation.

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Diamonds and Pearls Are a Natural Pairing

A ring with a cluster of diamonds sits atop a strand of pearls
April's birthstone, diamonds are "a girl's best friend" and so much more. At Add-A-Pearl, we're obviously partial to pearls, but we love and appreciate diamonds as well. Stunning to behold and a perennial classic, diamonds have captivated hearts and inspired awe since the 4th century BC. In this blog post, we share the history and lore of diamonds as well as why they make such a great pairing for pearls. Continue reading for the full story.

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What Gifts Do Most Girls Like?

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Are you on the hunt for the perfect gift for your favorite girl, whether she's your daughter, granddaughter, niece, sister, or someone else special in your world? Buying a gift for anyone can feel intimidating, but it's especially nerve-wracking when you're trying to express your appreciation and love for an individual who matters.

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What Does It Mean When Someone Gives You a Pearl?

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Have you recently received a pearl or pearl jewelry as a gift? You may be wondering about the pearl's significance. What makes it so special? If you're gifted a pearl, then you're a very lucky individual! In this blog post, we explain why pearls make lovely gifts and why you should treasure your special new object, whether it's an Add-A-Pearl cultured pearl necklace or something else.

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The History of Valentine's Day

Cut-out hearts for Valentine's Day on a table
One of the most common criticisms about Valentine's Day is that it's just a "Hallmark holiday", meaning it's a holiday that exists only for commercial purposes. Every year on February 14th, sales of chocolates, cards, and roses skyrocket as individuals get struck by Cupid's arrow and go out of their way to demonstrate their love. Good luck trying to book a reservation at that romantic steakhouse in town!

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Top 5 Reasons for Giving Add-A-Pearl

The best reasons to give pearls as a gift
We love hearing from our customers about all the reasons they have for giving an Add-A-Pearl cultured pearl necklace to their loved ones. Their motivations are just as diverse and varied as the little girls who happily receive necklaces and continue to enjoy them as they grow into young women. In this blog post, we reveal our top five favorite reasons for giving Add-A-Pearl, so you can feel inspired to share the Add-A-Pearl tradition with a loved one and maybe even create a gift-giving reason that's unique to you and her.

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Pearl Is One of Three Amazing June Birthstones

Give a pearl birthstone gift to June babies with an Add-A-Pearl gift.
The balmy and bright summer month of June is one of only two months (December is the other) with three birthstones: pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone. People with June birthdays can choose from multiple gems to celebrate their special day. At Add-A-Pearl, we're obviously partial to pearls, but we also enjoy learning about other birthstone alternatives and the origins behind their birthstone traditions.

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