Pearl drop earrings come in so many types, shapes, colors and sizes, you may be quite overwhelmed by your many choices. My first reaction to having too many choices to something like this is this – just buy more than one! Buy many! Unless you want to stick to the very high-end natural pearl drop earrings, you can most definitely find something in your price range when it comes to pearls. Here are some facts about some popular types of pearl drop earrings available today:
Freshwater pearl drop earrings are probably one of the most popular types of pearl earrings you can buy. They are cultured pearls, that is, genuine pearls that have been grown in a pearl oyster in a ‘pearl farm’. They are “seeded” into the oyster using a small piece of shell from another oyster. These pearls are usually not symmetrical or perfectly round and are sometimes dyed different colors. This is good news for you if you are looking for pink pearl drop earrings, for instance. Freshwater pearls tend to be less expensive than their saltwater cousins, so they are very popular for using in fashion jewelry designs. A nice pair of 8 mm freshwater pearl drop earrings with a sterling silver fishhook will cost you around $25.
Black pearl drop earrings are very elegant and sophisticated looking. Genuine black Tahitian pearls are very rare and will tend to be expensive, but luckily there are many other types of pearls available in black, such as dyed freshwater pearls, and also glass or crystal black pearls. Depending on what you want to pay, you can find black pearl drop earrings for as little as $10 made with glass or crystal pearls and base metal findings, or you can find genuine Tahitian black pearl earrings for hundreds of dollars and up. The pair pictured with white gold leverbacks cost about $950. Just FYI, you can also find other fashion accessories available that are decorated with pearls, such as handbags, shoes, and belts that will look wonderful with your earrings!
Vintage black pearl earrings are very chic right now and are very easy to find, thanks to the internet. For actual vintage pearl earrings which will more likely be genuine pearls, you should expect to pay a very high price. Hundreds of dollars will not be out of the question, actually. There are many beautiful vintage-style pearl drop earrings on the market today, and many of them are simulated or faux pearl drop earrings. They will be very affordable, from $10 for simple single pearl dangles to $100 for simulated pearls with gold finding and possibly small diamond accents.
However you order your pearl drop earrings, I know you will enjoy them for years to come, especially if you buy quality earrings from reputable stores. They are so versatile and will go with your pearl strands and possibly even your vintage jewelry pieces. Most styles are very affordable, and so you don’t have to just have one pair…more is always better, right?