Pearl Size Guidance & Measuring for the perfect fit
The below informaton we hope will give guidance but please feel free to email us with any further questions at email@example.com
The image illustrated here is an indicator for your guidance of pearl sizing for the cultured pearl strands. The top row is of 5mm in size through to the bottom row of 8mm pearls, the illustration is of unknotted strands (without the silk hand knotted between each pearl) for guidance only, as our traditionally hand strung rows of pearls are knotted between each pearl for security unless requested otherwise.
Freshwater pearls have a wider size choice, starting with seed pearls of 2mm through to 12mm for semi round and beyond for pearls of different shapes. Tahitian and South Sea pearls can be very much larger in fact up to 20mm.
The length of a strand of pearls can sometimes be called by a particular name, for example the Opera length, or Princess length, these are just two of the many names that have been given to necklaces over the years. At Pearls of Purity, we prefer to be guided by your own particular chosen length in inches or cms to be accurate, which is the overall and total length including the clasp, in other words the finished length. We will be happy to custom any length that you wish.
To help you achieve the very best fit, It is worth pointing out a few helpful tips:-
The larger the pearl the further the pearls sit away from the skin, so it is a adviseable to consider just a little extra length for the larger size pearls, perhaps up to an extra inch.
If you are measuring for a multi row necklace then the top or the shortest row is the length to be guided by, the other rows will be adjusted accordingly to ensure a perfect fit and space for them to lay on the neck comfortably.
If you are measuring for a multi row bracelet, although the rows are all uniformed at the same length, a little extra length perhaps 1/2" is needed to ensure a finger can get behind the clasp for ease of securing the clasp. This is only a consideration when measuring for more than one row of pearls.