Materials Matter-what our products are made from

PearlGem Designs constructs our pieces from the finest products we can source, necklaces are threaded on profesional Jewellery wire for strength and durability, Pearls are of a high grade with no filled or painted Pearls included.

We are committed to ethical sourcing of our materials, making our priority quality in every aspect of our business. We operate exclusively on small runs of exclusive handmade designs, stopping mass production and preventing wastage and excess inventory. We incorporate recycled metals whenever feasible and ensure that all our scrap metals find new life through recycling processes.

Rest assured, all our jewelry is zinc, lead and nickel-free, embodying our principles of providing exclusively stunning pieces but also a safe and eco-friendly choice for our valued customers.

Hand crafted and designed in Sydney, Australia using the highest quality gemstones, pearls coupled with sterling silver, 14k gold filled or precious metal plating sourced from around the world.

Sterling Silver

All silver items contain a minimum of .925 silver (the remaining balance is made up of copper). All of our .925 silver items are nickel free.

Gold Filled

Gold filled uses a karat gold overlay which is then bonded to a brass inner core with heat and pressure.

Gold filled is the next level and is an amazing, quality alternative to solid gold

Gold filled is an actual layer of gold-pressure bonded to brass.

20% of the actual product weight is 14k gold

Gold filled behaves exactly like 14k gold, if you are not allergic to 14k gold, you won't be allergic to gold filled.

Gold Plated Sterling Silver- Vermeil

Means karat gold plated sterling silver or fine silver. It’s regular old gold plating – except the underlying metal is sterling silver of fine silver instead of a base metal, the process is done by electroplating.

Gold Plated Brass

The base of the product is brass with a electroplating of karat gold.

Pearls

Freshwater and saltwater pearls may sometimes look quite similar, but they come from different sources.

Freshwater pearls form in various species of freshwater mussels, which live in lakes, rivers, ponds and other bodies of fresh water. Most freshwater cultured pearls sold today come from China.

South sea and tahitian pearls grow within pearl oysters, which live in oceans, they usually have a better lustre and are more valuable than freshwater pearls.

 

In general, the factors that affect the pearl value are: shape, size, colour, lustre, surface quality and nacre quality. The finest quality of natural pearls can be as highly valued as gemstones

Shell Pearls

Shell Pearls are man made by coating a bead in a colored solution of binders and crushed mother of pearl. 

Gemstones Guide

There are only four precious stones: diamond, sapphire, ruby and emerald. All other stones are therefore called semi-precious stones.

Gemstones are renowned for their durability and resilience, Greeks started using gold and gems in jewellery in 1600 BC. Both size, clarity and color are pivotal in determining the value of gemstones. Our experience and years trading allows us to source our beautiful gemstones and pearls directly from the manufacturers and acquire these products amazing to create our collections from.