HinsonGayle's simply stunning GEM Collection ultra-premium pearl necklaces are crafted from the highest quality cultured freshwater pearls available in the world. We meticulously hand select and match the pearls for each strand from literally 10,000s of undrilled earring quality pearls, the rarest and most beautiful freshwater pearls available. The pearls have exceptionally smooth surfaces and a beautiful body color with desirable overtones, mirror-like luster, and hints of the rarest of pearl value characteristics known as surface iridescence or orient. Unlike Akoya saltwater pearls, our premium freshwater pearls are 100% solid nacre pearls, their nearly perfectly round shapes were formed naturally in the shell without the assistance of an inserted bead. HinsonGayle's handpicked GEM Collection pearls represent the creme de la creme of the cultured pearl harvest and rival the highest quality Akoya and South Sea saltwater pearls. The pearls are individually hand knotted on fine Japanese thread and the approximately 18-inch princess necklace is finished with a beautiful 14K gold double-safety clasp. NOTE designs with pearl sizes 7.5mm and larger are finished with a Ball style double-safety clasp, the 6.5mm necklaces are finished with a fish hook style double-safety clasp. If you prefer a complete pearl ensemble, see our perfectly matched Gem Collection Necklace and Earring sets. Or accessorize the necklace with a Gem Collection Bracelet. For our most affordable white round pearl necklaces, see the AAA Handpicked Collection.
Selecting the Perfect Pearls
Freshwater Cultured pearls range in size from 6.0mm up to 12.0mm, with the most popular sizes being 6.0-7.0mm, 7.0-8.0mm and 8.0-9.0mm. Generally, the smaller sized 6.0-7.0mm are perfect for petite ladies, teens and girls over 8 years old, while the 7.0-8.0mm and larger sizes are an excellent and popular selection for women of all ages.
Freshwater Cultured pearls come in a continuum of natural colors. Ranging from white, pink, peachy-pink, and even rarer, lavender hues. Color-treated black freshwater cultured pearls are dark, multi-colored pearls that exhibit iridescent peacock colors.
The quality and quantity of light that is reflected from the surface, and just under the surface, of a pearl. Pearls with a high luster have more nacre and are generally more valuable. Both our AAA Handpicked and AAA Gem quality pearls display luster that is incredibly lustrous and "satiny". Our AAA Gem quality Cultured pearls will reflect light at a higher rate, and feature slightly sharper luster.
Surface quality in freshwater cultured pearls is usually graded on an A-AAA grading scale. Our AAA Gem Collection and AAA Handpicked quality will display much less blemishing than the industry accepted norm of 5% blemishing on the surface. HinsonGayle classic round studs and strand surfaces are almost perfectly clean.
Pearls come in an infinite number of shapes. Generally the rounder the pearl the more valuable (assuming all other grading characteristics are the same). Our Classic Collection comes in round, near round, slightly off round, button, and oval shapes. Our Designer Collection showcases free-form baroque, keshi, coin and seed pearls.
Whenever a pearl is sold with other pearls, matching becomes an important value factor. Pearl are matched on color, luster, surface quality, size and shape. The pearls in classic studs and single strands should appear uniform on these value characteristics.
HinsonGayle Quality Grades
AAA Gem Collection
AAA Gem Collection Classic jewelry consists of rare, nearly perfectly round, ultra-premium pearls that exude the smoothest and cleanest surfaces with an incredibly high luster, brilliant iridescence, uniform in size, meticulously color-matched, and virtually flawless.
AAA Handpicked Collection
Graded at slightly below our AAA Gem Collection, this particular class still offers meticulous color and size matching, striking iridescence, naturally high luster and smooth surfaces — these round shaped pearls are classified as nearly round/slightly off round.
Exceptional value at HinsonGayle never means sacrificing quality. Our Handpicked Collection pearls are almost equal in luster, size, uniformity, and color matching as our AAA grade collections. Used in many of our fashion-forward designs, these pearls may exhibit very minor surface imperfections and are always stunning. Classic round pearl designs will be slightly off-round.
Thank You Gift
At HinsonGayle, we make an effort to genuinely recognize our customers, and promote a culture of gratitude. With the purchase of $100 or more, please accept these versatile 6-7mm white button stud earrings as a symbol of our appreciation.
And while it’s more than OK to keep them for yourself, consider spreading the feeling of gratitude and use them to say “thank you” to someone in your life. Whether it’s an acquaintance or loved one, our Gratitude Pearls are the perfect way to pay it forward and share the journey.
- These reasonably priced 6-7mm beauties complete any look.
- Round on the front and flatter on the sides, our White Pearl Button Studs add a touch of class to any occasion. The 6.0-7mm size is slightly smaller than our standard size 7.5-8.0mm, for a more delicate touch and versatile wear. Our button studs are high-luster and handcrafted with premium tarnish-resistant solid 925 sterling silver posts and backs for durability and security.
- HinsonGayle's luxurious signature gift box includes a Thank You message for the recipient(see image), and a cloth pouch to store and protect these HinsonGayle handpicked pearls for generations.
Free Shipping & Returns
We take the risk out of buying pearls online – free shipping both ways. Try it on and love it – if not, return it free. HinsonGayle has partnered with Fulfillment By Amazon to provide fast, reliable and affordable shipping options. All orders come with free 2-3 day shipping. You may select 1-2 day shipping for an additional fee. We cannot guarantee overnight delivery as shipping & delivery is dependent on what time of day the order is received and whether it is placed on a week day or weekend. Generally if it is placed before 10am EST, and on a weekday, 1-2 day shipping often arrives the following business day. Unfortunately we do not have control over this process.
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