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10 Fine Jewelry Pieces You Need in your Collection!

10 Fine Jewelry Pieces You Need in your Collection!

You may have noticed a few changes around Nashelle since we switched owners back in 2020. With the switch of owners, Nashelle has gone through a refresh, and among that refresh- has came the addition of Fine Jewelry. 

Our fine jewelry collection features sleek, classic, and timeless pieces you will love forever and can pass down as heirlooms. Our fine jewelry collection has 14k gold pieces which are perfect for both everyday wear and special occasions. 

We have created a list of our Top 10 Fine Jewelry pieces you need to add to your collection right now!

Dainty Chain

Our Dainty Chain is a staple piece everyone should have in their jewelry collection. It’s the definition of a classic chain and one that will last you forever. You can choose from a variety of different metals (we love the 14k solid gold) and lengths. 

Ball Chain

A twist on our classic Dainty Chain, but still a staple piece in your collection. You can pair our Ball Chain with a charm or pendant. The reason we love the Ball Chain is because it seamlessly stacks with other necklaces in our collection.

Chain Huggies

We loved these from the moment we created them, and our customers love them just as much. Our Chain Huggies are great to dress up and down and spice up any outfit.

They are also classic enough, so you can wear them on the daily. They look great stacked as well and were created to go in either your first or second holes.

Gold Letter Charm

Letter Charms have been a trend we have seen this year and we are happy to say, they are here to stay. These classic pieces are not going anywhere. If you are someone who likes to personalize everything this is for you. We also love giving these charms as a gift to your best friend, sister, or mom. 

Herringbone Chain

Our Herringbone Chain will never go out of style. It’s a must-have piece for every jewelry wearer. Keep it simple by wearing the Herringbone Chain solo or jazz it up by stacking with your other favorite necklaces. We love to pair these with a paperclip necklace. 

Pearl Studs

Pearl Studs are another classic piece to add to your jewelry collection. Forever a classic! Our Pearl Studs feature 6mm round freshwater pearls and come in white pearl, pink pearl, and black pearl.

Endless Hoop Earrings

These Endless Hoop Earrings will be a jewelry piece you will find yourself grabbing from your jewelry box day after day. You cannot go wrong with a good pair of hoops. This simple, classic design will make you feel elegant everyday no matter what you are doing.

Muse Silk Hoop

Our Muse Silk Hoop earrings is the jewelry piece you did not know you needed in your collection until now. These earrings are our twist on a classic hoop, but with a unique, one-of-a-kind upgrade. Think of these as the Endless Hoop Earrings big sister. 

Diamond Charm

We love our Diamond Charm because it adds a bit of elegance without being too flashy to any chain of your choosing. Our Diamond Charm is easily added to our other fine jewelry bestseller the Dainty Chain. 

Tiny Dot Earrings

We love a good pair of stud earrings and these fit the bill. This is the perfect classic piece and would be the perfect addition to any earring stack or can be worn solo. Either way, these are one of our most grabbed pieces. 

Go check out the rest of your fine jewelry collection here. (LINK)

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The Trend You Need: Permanent Jewelry!

The Trend You Need: Permanent Jewelry!

When you get a piece of Permanent Jewelry you’re not only getting a piece you can wear forever, you are getting a one-of-a-kind experience that is perfectly tailored to you!

What is Permanent Jewelry?

Permanent Jewelry is Jewelry you can wear forever. It’s a great way to show your style, commemorate an event, or give someone a gift they’ll love forever! Our permanent bracelets are custom-fit to your wrist or ankle, then welded without a clasp- so they are designed to never be taken off!

With the bracelet being welded around your wrist or ankle you will get a piece that will stay on until you decide to remove it. These dainty chains create a seamless look without having a clasp, they’re perfect for the minimalist in all of us!

With permanent jewelry, there are no worries about losing your favorite piece because they are now part of you.

Who is Permanent Jewelry for?

Permanent jewelry can be for anyone, but we love how permanent jewelry is a symbol of a special event or the permanence of a relationship or friendship. You can even get a permanent bracelet or ankle as a way to honor or celebrate a commitment you made to yourself.

We love that you can experience getting a permanent bracelet with your best friend, friend group, sister, or mom. With permanent jewelry there’s something for everyone. 

Permanent Jewelry Options

We offer permanent jewelry in all styles including necklaces, bracelets, anklets, rings and toe rings (yes - there is something for everyone!).

You can choose from a variety of chain lengths, widths, and thicknesses. We have a wide selection of chains to pick from: 14k White and Yellow Gold, 14k Gold Fill, and Sterling Silver.

Once you pick out your desired chain, then you can further customize and personalize your piece of permanent jewelry with charms, diamonds, gemstones, initials, and more.

 

FAQs

How do I schedule an appointment for a permanent bracelet? 

Just click here (LINK) and book your permanent bracelet appointment for free and pay once you get you chain welded onto you.

How much is a permanent bracelet?

Because we price based on length, chain style, and if you add any personalizations prices will vary. As a starting base price you can expect to pay anywhere from $140 for 14k gold and $55+ for both 14k gold fill and sterling silver. Those prices do not reflect any personalizations. 

Do you take walk-ins?

We sure do, but we suggest you book in advance here (LINK) so you know you will get a spot. 

What if I can’t make it into the shop?

For those who are not local or cannot make it into the shop, we do have our Permanent Bracelet Builder where you can customize and personalize your own bracelet or anklet. 

Can I remove the chain?

Because these are permanent pieces of jewelry they are not designed to be taken off, however, if you do decide you want to remove your piece of permanent jewelry you can use a pair of wire cutters or nail clippers at home or we can accommodate you in one of our locations. 

What if my bracelet or anklet breaks?

If your piece of permanent jewelry breaks, just bring it back into the showroom and we’ll re-weld it on for a repair fee of $25. If you choose to add on another piece, we’ll re-weld your broken piece back on for no cost. 

If you’re ready to book your permanent jewelry appointment, schedule here. (LINK)

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How to Pick Jewelry They’ll Love

How to Pick Jewelry They’ll Love
Nashelle's Guideline to Gift Giving!
           Who doesn't love receiving jewelry?! Read through for our
guideline on how to choose the perfect gift for your oh so perfect loved one!
Who are you shopping for?
The first thing you need to consider is who you’re shopping for, because everyone has different jewelry preferences. By considering who you’re buying for, you are ensuring you end up with a great gift, not just a good gift. It’s important to consider the recipient’s taste in jewelry and their overall personal style when picking jewelry.
If you don’t already know their personal style in jewelry, we suggest doing some investigative work and looking inside their current jewelry box or observe what they currently wear. 
We’ve even put together some things you’ll want to consider when picking jewelry: 
What types of pieces do they wear most often? Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings. 
Do they prefer gold or silver? 
Do they like pieces that are more classic, modern, or maybe a bit more sparkly? 
Do they like diamonds and/or other gemstones? If so, which ones? 
If purchasing diamonds, what size and cut diamonds do they prefer? 
If purchasing earrings, what size and style earrings do they wear? Studs, hoops, drop, or chandelier earrings. 
Do they wear bracelets? If so, what kind of bracelet cuffs, bracelets with charms, or bangles.
When it comes to rings, do they like more simple rings or something a bit more detailed or ornate?
All of these things are important to think about when buying a piece of jewelry for the one you love. 
Make it Uniquely Theirs
When picking jewelry as a gift, one way to make it more meaningful is customization. We offer a number of customization options, and we love how customization makes a jewelry piece uniquely theirs, this way you know they’re getting a one-of-a-kind gift. 
One way to customize jewelry when gift giving is by adding charms, engraving, or the addition of gemstones. Customized jewelry is a great way to personalize pieces and make them stand out in someone’s collection. Sometimes all it takes is choosing the right material or using textural elements like our hammered pieces. 
Consider the Quality
One of the most important things you can do when purchasing jewelry, and especially when purchasing jewelry as a gift is to consider the quality of the item you are purchasing.
When you purchase from us, at Nashelle we always give you the best and highest quality with all of our metals. That being said there are different metal types to choose from, we personally sell 14k gold and 14k gold fill or gold filled as well as sterling silver.  Different types of metals mean you’ll have to care the jewelry differently. 
The same goes for diamonds and other gemstones. For example, we ensure the pearls you purchase from all are all sustainable and ethically sourced with no dies added to alter the color of the natural pearl. 
How to Secretly Know Their Ring Size
Are you planning on popping the big questions soon? We know how important it is for your proposal to go perfectly and the last thing you want to be worrying about is if you’ve gotten the right ring size. That’s why we put together some tips on how to secretly know their ring size:
Borrow one of their existing rings and take it to a jeweler
Ask their best friend or mom what size ring they wears 
Trace around one of their current rings- just trace the outside and inside of the ring on a piece of paper and bring it into a jeweler.
We hope this gift buying guide has been inspiring! We'd love to help you find the perfect gift, come visit our downtown location or our Empire showroom!
Xoxo 
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Customized Jewelry Makes the Perfect Gift!

Customized Jewelry Makes the Perfect Gift!
 
If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect gift, look no further than our Identity Collection. Inside our Identity Collection, we feature customized, hand-stamped jewelry for the most special people in your life. We have something for your mom, sister, best friend, grandmother, caregivers, or even your work bestie.
Customized jewelry makes the perfect gift because it’s a personal keepsake your loved one will cherish for years to come. Our Identity Collection is more than just a piece of jewelry- it’s a memory, a way to honor your friendship, a remembrance of those lost, a symbol of your affection, and so much more. 
One-of-a-Kind
The name of our Identity Collection rings true, our customizable pieces are unique and one-of-a-kind just like the person you’re gifting that special piece of jewelry. 
Jewelry is already an intimate and popular gift for many special occasions, but making it one-of-a-kind ensures your loved one will have something that will express their personal style, and have a design that matches their taste.
We handcraft each piece to order in our jewelry studio, which guarantees a unique keepsake every time. 
A gift for every occasion
No need to spend hours browsing the internet for a gift that special person in your life. Our Identity Collection has something for everyone, but just in case you need some ideas of who to give an Identity Collection piece to, we’ve got some suggestions right here: 
Our Classic Coin Necklace for your best friend with their initial, so they can have a trendy and timeless piece to wear close to their heart!
The Birthday Necklace for your sister who just had a baby where you can add her baby’s name and the date they were born
The Layered Identity Necklace  for your mom with her name and the names of her children 
The Moon and Stars Necklace for your grandmother with each of the stars stamped with the initial of her grandchildren’s names
Our Coordinates Bar Necklace for your wife of girlfriend inscribed with the coordinates of your favorite place together or maybe the place you met.
The State Charm Necklace for your work bestie who is transferring jobs and moving to a new state 
The Charming Mama Chain for the new mom you know!
The Diamond Bar Necklace to honor someone you’ve lost and honor their memory
 
The Zodiac Necklace  for your coworker for their birthday so they can wear their zodiac sign around their neck
Our Identity Bar for the dog mom in your life to add her furry best friend’s name
      We pour love into everything we create and our Identity collection is no different. You can choose from a variety of personalized options: add initials,
a special phrase, birthstones, charms, coordinates, tiny charms, and more. 
We make it easy for you to order with customization options with every item-jewelry, bracelets, rings, charms, gemstones, metal options, and more. That way, each item is a one-of-a-kind, custom piece for the one you hold dear.
Our Identity Collection is everything needed to show off your loved one’s
personal style. 
If you have questions about how to order, we’re happy to help! Come into our downtown location or our Empire Showroom.
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Know Your Gold | Quality & Care Guide

Know Your Gold | Quality & Care Guide

OUR WISH FOR YOU is the same wish we have for your new adornments; we want you both to live your best life. The jewelry you purchase from Nashelle is crafted from high quality metals and is intended to last you many years. In this guide we will go over each of the gold metals that we offer and share lifestyle tips and tricks to best care for your jewelry to keep them looking gorgeous for years to come.

Let’s begin with favorite metal, 14k GOLD.

14K OR 18K GOLD

For many of us, gold is the creme de la creme of metals. With it’s gorgeous sun like luster, it is resistant to rust, tarnish, and corrosion. Since pure 24k gold is too soft for everyday wear it’s alloyed with a mixture of silver, copper and a trace of zinc to give it strength and durability. This hardens your jewelry, making it possible for you to pass these precious pieces down the generational line.

We offer two options for “pure gold”: 14 and 18 karat. 18 Karat is 75% gold, while 14 Karat is 58.3% gold.  The karatage that’s right for you is a matter of personal preference or budget. What is important to note when choosing which is the right choice for you keep in mind that 14k Gold offers a fantastic balance of durability and price because of the higher percentage of alloys used. 18k Gold is a more luxurious option with an increased precious appeal. Remember 18k is softer and less durable than 14k because of the higher amount of malleable pure gold in the alloy.

CARE:

The Quick Breakdown: Keep your adornments away from chemicals and wash them when they are exposed. Remove your jewelry when you sleep and exercise, and give them a good cleaning every now and then using this simple method.

  1. Soak your piece in a mix of gentle soap and warm water.
  2. Use a soft cloth or a super soft toothbrush to get into smaller spaces.
  3. Rinse ALL the soap off.
  4. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth or air dry.
  5. Wear or store in an airtight space. Be sure your piece is completely dry before storing.

14K GOLD FILL OR “GOLD FILLED”

Yes, They both mean the same thing.

Gold Filled is 2nd only to solid gold. This metal offers the beauty and luster of 14K gold at an affordable price point making it an extremely popular alternative to 14K gold. Contrary to it’s name “Gold Filled”, this metal is not “filled” with gold. The gold is actually on the outside and is made with a process that involves mechanically pressure bonding multiple layers of solid 14K gold with extreme heat over a core of high quality brass. This metal is a strictly regulated US industry standard that legally requires 5% (1.20th) pure gold by weight . So basically imagine a very resilient exterior of pure 14K gold exterior layer with a brass interior and you have “Gold Filled”.

This metal will not flake, rust, or peel off. Skin sensitivity is extremely uncommon. Since the exposed layer is 14K Gold you should have the same experience as if your skin is exposed to pure gold. Now, will it stand the test of time like 14K gold, no. However, it can come pretty close if you choose to take good care of it.

14K ROSE GOLD FILL

Another popular metal we offer is 14K Rose Gold Fill. As the name implies, this is is a 14K gold exterior with a rosy hue achieved by mixing the gold with copper.  This option follows the same specifications as yellow gold, with a thick layer of 14k gold over a jeweler’s brass core. Both 14k yellow gold and 14k rose gold alloys contain the same amount of 14k solid gold. It’s the combination of metals that are added to the pure, 24k gold that changes the color—the pure gold part is that constant 58% of the alloy.

The thing I will note about this metal is that it does seem more susceptible to tarnish and needs to be cleaned more frequently to maintain its’ shine. You will care for this metal the same way you care for 14k gold fill.

14K GOLD FILL CARE

The Quick Breakdown: Keep your adornments away from chemicals and wash them when they are exposed. Remove your jewelry when you sleep and exercise, and give them a good cleaning every now and then using this simple, yet highly effective method.

  1. Soak your piece in a mix of gentle soap and warm water.
  2. Use a soft cloth or a super soft toothbrush to get into smaller spaces.
  3. Rinse ALL the soap off.
  4. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth or air dry.
  5. Wear or store in an airtight space. Be sure your piece is completely dry before storing.

LIFESTYLE IS KEY

If cared for properly this metal can potentially last for a really long time. Some say it can last a lifetime.  Can and will are not the same thing. Speaking from personal experience, I have literally lived in three 14K Gold Fill bangles and rings for over 5 years and they are still almost as golden as they were the day I got them. This said, lifestyle plays the biggest role in the longevity of your jewelry so let’s go over the main elements of care and what can get in the way of your gold living its best life.

1: Exposure: What your jewelry is exposed to, or not exposed to, will be the number one player in how gracefully your adornment ages. You definitely want to keep your gold filled jewelry away from any kind of harsh chemicals found in soaps, cleaning products, pools, Jacuzzis, perfumes, lotions, sunscreens, salt water, makeup etc. Exposure to these products will very likely compromise the quality of your gold and you will notice the color of your gold will darken over time. One of the best things you can do to care for your jewelry is remove it before you expose it to any of these elements. If your jewelry is exposed to these things, no big deal, give them a thorough clean. The sooner you get to cleaning it, the less damage the exposure will do. Again, lifestyle is the key here; be mindful of what you put your jewelry through on a regular basis..

  1. The Shower + Water: People always ask if they can shower in their gold filled jewelry.  The answer is yes if you use gentle soaps, and no if you don’t. Frequent exposure to fresh water will cause no harm.  Showering in your gold filled jewelry should not compromise the quality as long as you are not exposing it to any of the harsh elements mentioned above, or scrubbing with a rough brush which could result in scratch. This is a really important thing to note. If you prefer more conventional personal care products containing sulfites and parabens, you may want to remove your jewelry before showering to prolong the life of your gold.

2: Sleep: We recommend removing your jewelry before sleeping. Sleeping in your jewelry won’t necessary compromise the quality of your gold, but it could greatly decrease the longevity of the design. Some of our dainty earrings and chains are not made to be lived in and are more likely to break if worn during sleep. It can also be noted that you will likely sleep more soundly without jewelry on.

  1. Sweat + Working out: Even though it looks cute to workout in your jewelry, its not the best thing for either of you. One, it can be distracting and really get in the way of your focus. Two, you can damage your jewelry more easily during a workout (remember this is a soft metal). And three, sweat builds up on you jewelry. Though your sweat won’t damage gold filled jewelry, you’ll want to clean it after. So when it comes to risk v’s reward, we recommend to remove your jewelry before a workout.

 

 




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MUST-HAVE PEARLS FOR A NEW GENERATION OF BRIDE

MUST-HAVE PEARLS FOR A NEW GENERATION OF BRIDE

Congratulations on finding THE one – I’m talking about your wedding dress, of course! Now it’s time to accessorize. Bridal jewelry is arguably one of the most important aspects of your bridal look – allowing you to elevate your personal touch, sealing it unique + true to you. 

As an intentional bride, uncompromising on quality, you want each little detail to reflect your values and natural beauty. While “something borrowed“ may be a piece of jewelry to some, you are drawn towards something new. You’re looking for wedding jewelry so timeless that you’ll want to keep it, wear it time again, and pass it on to your own future loves. What you are really looking for, my dear, is a future heirloom. Meet the Bridal Diamond + Pearl Collection by Nashelle; a modern twist on a timeless classics. 

CHIC AND MINIMAL IN DESIGN, THESE ARE NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S PEARLS.

 

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Gold Fill Jewelry: Care, Quality, & Your Questions Answered

Gold Fill Jewelry: Care, Quality, & Your Questions Answered
At Nashelle, we make a product that we stand behind.  We use only the finest materials and handmake (and hand review) each piece to ensure the quality is up to our brand standards. Our metals are ethically sourced, and we offer products in brass, sterling silver, 14k rose gold fill and 14k gold fill. We choose to work with 14k gold fill metal because it is top-of-the-line quality at an affordable price. Continue reading

Fall Jewelry Guide

Fall Jewelry Guide
Hello, Autumn! As the season transitions, our style does too! It’s time to get cozy, layer up, and accessorize accordingly. Fall fashion is full of possibility this year and we just cannot wait so, we put together our favorite looks and pieces exclusively for you. Flaunt it, ladies! Continue reading

Pearls 101 | A Buyers Guide

Pearls 101 | A Buyers Guide

With the fashion world embracing pearls like never before, there is a buzz in the air about these timeless gems; so much so that Vogue asked, “Are Pearls the New Diamonds?” We think not, but they are the most classic compliment to the diamond as a gem can come.

Though they all have their unique beauty, pearls are far from created equal. You may have wondered why there is such a vast price difference when it comes to pearls, so this guide aims to shed some light on the basics for you. Our jewelry line features some of the finest pearls in the world. With a variety of saltwater and freshwater pearls, this guide will help you understand the differences between each of them, the grading system used to identify them, and what to look for when you order your next pearl piece.

Cultured Saltwater pearls (South Sea, Tahitian, Akoya) are more expensive than cultured freshwater pearls because the saltwater oyster typically produces only one pearl at a time. This makes them far more rare. Freshwater mussels can produce up to 30 pearls at one time. This, combined with  differing pearl qualities, as well as labor costs in each region, creates a wide range in the price of a pearl.

As a side note before we begin, if you have specific pearl requests, please contact us to let us know your unique preferences as we can access any pearls for you. All of our pearls are sourced sustainably and ethically and are always 100% natural with no dies used to alter the coloration of the pearl.

SOUTH SEA PEARLS

Let's begin with the creme de la creme. South Sea Pearls are the rarest and most valuable pearls in the wold. They range from pure white, to champagne, to a deep golden hue. Nurtured in the warm tropical lagoons and salty ocean waters of Australia and the Philippine Islands, South Sea Pearls are exceptionally luxurious. Known as the “Rolls Royce of Pearls”, they feature a thick crystalline nacre layer, silky texture, bright glowing luster and a soft, shimmering iridescence. These are also the largest pearls in the world ranging from 8-21mm. Though our collection features mainly 10-11mm, you can request a larger size. These pearls range from a creamy white to champagne to deep gold. Generally the more rich the gold hue, the more expensive the pearl. For reference, a strand of these pearls ranges from $1,000 to over $100,000. If you value having something luxurious, rare, and timeless, South Sea is the pearl choice for you. 

TAHITIAN PEARLS  

Second only in value to the South Sea is the Tahitian pearl. Cultivated primarily in the clear, warm waters of Tahiti, French Polynesia, Tahitian pearls receive their unique colors from the Pinctada Margaritifera or black-lipped oyster. Precious by nature, cultured Tahitians aren’t exactly black as they are often referred to. Found in a variety of shapes and colors, only nature can create such mysterious hues of onxy, grey, blue, green, and brown with extraordinary overtones of pink, gold, silver, aubergine and peacock. There is absolutely no human intervention and pearl color reflects the pristine colors of the lagoons where they are born. Tahitian pearls perfectly fit in today’s market where consumers are looking for natural, organic, untouched products of fair trade origin. Depending on the grade, a strand of these pearls can range from $500 to over $25,000. If you love the variety of darker hues and character, Tahitian pearls are for you.

AKOYA PEARLS

Akoyas were the first pearls ever to be cultivated and are the most common type of saltwater pearls. These pearls form in the Pinctada Fucata oyster and are found in the hidden bays off the coast of Japan in the cold saltwater of the Pacific Ocean. Akoya cultured pearls come in various shades of white to rosé. All Akoya pearls come from Japan, and are harvested in the colder months from December to March when they produce lustrous pearls with the highest thickness of nacre. A strand of Akoya pearls ranges from $100 to $10,000. If you are looking for beautiful pearls before graduating to the South Sea, this is an excellent choice for you.

FRESHWATER PEARLS

Freshwater pearls come from freshwater mussels. Produced in Japan and the United States, freshwater pearls are most exclusive to China. As many as 30 pearls can be harvested out of one mussel and may continue to be reused as long as the waters are kept healthy and clean. These pearls range vastly in hue, shape, and size. If you are on a budget or wanting pearls for a trendy look, this is the pearl choice for you.

SHAPE

  • The round pearl (R) is a perfect sphere, diameter variation rate is less than 2%. 

  • The semi round pearl (SR) is slightly off round and difficult to differentiate by the untrained eye.  Diameter variation is greater than 2% but less than 5%.  

  • The oval pearl (OV), having at least one axis of symmetry it looks like a barrel or a rugby ball.

  • The drop (DR) is the rarest pearl; it is perfectly uniform on its axis and is sought after for pendants. 

  • The pearl button (BT), exhibits one axis of rotation and looks like a crushed pearl. It is best used for rings.

  • The semi baroque pearl also exhibits one axis of rotation but presents a circled on top on bottom third of its surface.  

  • The circled pearl (CL) is characterized by at least one concentric circle perpendicular to its axis of rotation located beyond the upper or lower third of the surface of the pearl regardless of its original shape.   

  • The baroque pearl (BQ) is generally irregular and differs greatly between pearl. 

SIZE

The size of a pearl is another important factor in determining the value of a pearl. This may not just imply being larger. For example, common sizes for the Tahitian pearls in our collection range from 8 to 10mm. Our “tiny” Tahitians run about 7mm making them more rare and expensive. Even though they are smaller, they are more valuable. So again, the more rare, the more the pearl will price for. 

LUSTER + NACRE

Luster is the deep inner glow of the pearl and its brilliance to the human eye. Luster is the most important indicator in evaluating quality as it separates the ordinary from the extraordinary. It is the very soul of this unique ocean gem that separate pearls from other gems. Most pearls luster is graded as Excellent, Very High, High, Medium and Poor.

The next factor in determining value is nacre coating. This affects the luster and the durability of the pearl. A thicker coating guarantees a better luster.  

SURFACE AND SKIN IMPERFECTION

This refers specifically to the abundance or absence of physical blemishes. Cultured pearls are grown by live oysters in natural surroundings, and there are numerous uncontrollable forces that affect the pearl surface. The fewer the natural markings or spots on the pearls visible surface, the more pricey the pearl.

    • Top gem Pearls (GIA AAA) are flawless, no imperfections and Excellent luster make those pearls the rarest of the harvest. They are the most expensive. 

    • A-quality pearls (GIA AA) are entirely smooth and with no more than one or two imperfections confined to less than 10 % of its surface. They also have Very High luster and only represent 5% of the production. Their extreme rarity adds significantly to their cost. 

    • B-quality pearls (GIA A+) are lightly blemished and imperfections are concentrated over less than a third of their surface. High luster.

    • C-quality pearls (GIA A) are moderately blemished and can have light imperfection to no more than two thirds of their surface and no deep imperfection over half of their surface. Medium luster.  

    • D-quality pearls (GIA A1) show light imperfections over 60% of its surface with a tolerance of up to 20% of deep imperfections. Poor luster.

We hope you found this guide helpful and look forward to helping you choose your new favorite pearl jewelry. Our pearl collection features all of the above, bringing you modern twists on timeless pearl classics. Click here to explore our pearl jewelry here.

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Ring In the New Year with the Best Version of Yourself

Ring In the New Year with the Best Version of Yourself
We’ve gone through a ton of changes this past year as individuals and together as a family and ladies, we’ve seen it ALL! As we take the time to reflect, we feel so empowered and grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community of strong, independent women. Your support has meant everything to us, and we see the beauty and grace that exists in each and every one of you.

To us, the new year means a new beginning. As we embark on this next chapter at Nashelle, we are setting new goals and dreaming BIG!

With time flying by so quickly, we thought we’d share how we prepare (both personally and professionally) for the upcoming season. The new year will be here before we know it! Let's make it our best yet with these simple yet powerful tips: Continue reading
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