June Birthstone is Pearls

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Diamonds and Pearls: A Perfect Match

A Modern Take on Classic Pearls

If there is a gemstone that can temper the potential flashiness of a diamond, it is the pearl. Conversely, if there is a gemstone that can elevate the look of a classic pearl, it is the diamond. Together, diamonds and pearls create a sumptuous and sophisticated combination that transcends time.

How to Differentiate Natural Pearls from Cultured Pearls

Knowing whether a pearl is natural or cultured can greatly impact its value and authenticity. Here are some key points to consider:

1. Surface Examination: Natural pearls often have a slightly irregular surface, while cultured pearls are usually smoother.
2. X-Ray Test: Jewelers use X-rays to examine the internal structure of a pearl. Natural pearls have concentric growth rings, while cultured ones have a uniform center.
3. Weight Test: Natural pearls are generally heavier than their cultured counterparts due to their solid nacre structure.

Take a closer look at our collection of Natural Pearls.

The Rarest Colors of Pearls

While white and cream pearls are common, the rarest and most sought-after pearl colors include:

1. Golden: Primarily found in the South Sea, these pearls have a rich, lustrous glow.
2. Black: Often sourced from Tahiti, black pearls can have green, blue, or purple overtones.
3. Blue: These are extremely rare and prized for their unique hue.

A multicolor dance of Black, Dark Gray, and peacock Genuine pearls makes this necklace a unique match of beauty and glamour.

Celebrities Showcasing Pearl Jewelry

Recently, several celebrities have been spotted flaunting their stunning pearl jewelry:

– Rihanna: Known for her bold fashion choices, Rihanna has been seen wearing large, dramatic pearl necklaces that make a statement.
– Zendaya: Often ahead of the fashion curve, Zendaya pairs delicate pearl earrings with modern, chic outfits.
– Kate Middleton: The Duchess of Cambridge continues to set trends with her classic pearl earrings and necklaces, often paired with diamonds for a timeless look.

Best Practices for Cleaning Pearls

To keep your pearls looking their best, follow these expert tips from the jewelry industry:

1. Use a Soft Cloth: Gently wipe pearls with a soft, damp cloth after each wear to remove oils and dirt.
2. Mild Soap Solution: For deeper cleaning, use a mild soap solution.  Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive materials.
3. Drying: Lay pearls flat on a soft towel to dry.  Avoid hanging them, as this can stretch the silk thread.

Styling Tips: Diamonds and Pearls Together

Proportion Matters

Petite Figures: Choose smaller, delicate pieces like teardrop earrings that won’t overpower your frame.
– Taller Figures: Embrace bold, dramatic designs like a Buccellati diamond and pearl choker necklace to make a statement.

Skin Tone Considerations

– Fair Skin: Opt for white, rose, and cream-colored pearls. For instance, diamond and pearl dangle drop earrings in a leaf design are perfect.
– Darker Skin: Choose golden, black, or grey pearls. Golden South Sea pearl earrings look stunning against olive or duskier skin tones.


Residents of Miami’s vibrant Brickell Ave neighborhood, your ultimate destination for exquisite jewelry awaits just steps away. Visit Dover Jewelry’s Gallery at 1000 Brickell Ave in the iconic Ocean Bank Building to discover a treasure trove of vintage, antique, estate, and modern luxury diamond and gold jewelry. Whether you’re seeking fine watches to elevate your style or dreaming of a custom diamond engagement ring that captures your love story, our expert team is here to fulfill your every desire. Embrace the elegance and sophistication that only Dover Jewelry can provide, conveniently located in the heart of Brickell Ave.

Experience the allure of timeless beauty and craftsmanship firsthand in our gallery. We look forward to your visit.

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