Customers can expect attentive customer service personnel when they visit a fine jewelry store for cultured and natural gemstones such as pearls. There are usually well-lit cases showcasing various items, from drop pearl necklaces and earrings to rings and bracelets. Jewelers may even sell loose pearls and beads. Repair, sizing, and cleaning are all other services offered by jewelers.
Some jewelry wholesalers specialize in providing just salt water and fresh water pearls, in all their various forms, such as baroque, Tahitian black, white, South Sea, and even faux pearls. They should have extensive expertise in dealing with pearls. They should also be licensed and certified in this business.
Customers looking for pearl strand necklaces, chokers, earrings, and pendants can also look to the web for inspiration. There are many pearl retail and wholesale websites to peruse, many offering special web-only deals and discounts. Some offer free shipping on bulk purchases. Each authentic fresh water or salt water pearl sold should include the proper documentation, just like diamonds.
Many online dealers offer farm direct pricing for cultured stones, as high as 80 percent off. Some offer free jewelry items when customers buy so many of another item. Websites can be categorized by pearl color and type, and by special collections, such as designer collections, new arrivals, bridal collections, and holiday specials. Some websites sell only pearls, while others sell all kinds of jewelry, such as diamonds and other gemstones.
Jewelers can also give appraisals and let customers know just how much their pearls are worth. They can size rings if they are two small or too big, and they can also remount pearls and adjust settings if need be.