What size pearl necklace should I get?

What Size pearl Should I Wear?

Generally speaking, the smaller the pearl, the younger the wearer. Pearls that measure 5.5 mm – 6 mm are the ideal size for young girls, from age 12 to about 16. At that tender age, larger pearls might look ungainly. The next size up, 6-6.5 mm, is usually chosen for older teens and young women up to about age 24.

What size is a 5 mm pearl?

The Standard mm Size for a Strand of Pearls is 5-6mm. It’s a nice in between size that can be worn daily and doesn’t appear too Big or too Gaudy. A 5mm Pearl is pretty much the same size as the top of a Push Pin. 6mm is usually the size of a Large Paperclip.

What should I look for in a pearl necklace?

Pearl Quality Factors

The combination of surface brilliance and a deep-seated glow, the luster of a good-quality cultured pearl should be bright, not dull. Your reflection should be seen clearly on the surface of a cultured pearl. Any pearl that looks too chalky or dull indicates low quality.

How small can pearl be?

Pearls can range in size from as small as 2mm in diameter to as large as 20mm. Each type of pearl, however, has its own range of sizes that it should be judged by. A “large” Akoya pearl, for example, is the same size as a “small” South Sea pearl.

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What size is 10 mm pearl?

10 – 11 mm pearls are the size of a Tylenol tablet and a common size for a freshwater pearl necklace as a single or multi strand necklace, often combined with gems creating a statement necklace. Pearl necklaces at this size priced ~ $2K and under are typically freshwater pearls.

What is the smallest size pearl?

The smallest pearls are called seed pearls, which can be as tiny as 1 millimetre in diameter, whilst the largest pearls commercially available can reach 2 centimetre in diameter and are produced in large South Sea oysters.