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We want your opinion on the NEW AND IMPROVED Pearls International!

Howdy there!

If you’re looking around today, you’ve probably noticed that there have been quite a few changes at Pearls International! That’s because we’ve completely overhauled the way this website looks and functions in order to give our customers the very best online shopping experience.

Here are a few of the cool new features:

Better security.

Our customers’ security and privacy online is of the utmost importance. Our new site provides even better protection for your personal information during online transactions. We are committed to protecting your information to the greatest degree possible. When you shop online at Pearls International, you can be absolutely your information is safe and secure. Check out our Privacy Policy for more information!

User-Friendly Menus and Search.

Our new drop-down menus make it easier than ever to find the products you’re looking for! Simply select the appropriate category and you can navigate to any type of product we sell. You can also choose to view all of the products we carry by clicking the Shop Now button!

Simple Sharing and Syndication.

You can now share content from anywhere on the site, using the handy buttons located next to the search box at the top of each page. Want to subscribe to the content on our site? The RSS button makes it easy! For all you Pinterest addicts, you’ll now find a “Pin It” button at the bottom of each product page!

Mobile Support.

Get your Pearl Fix on the go with our new mobile functionality! You can view Pearls International on both iPhone and Android platforms and the responsive layout will adjust to any screen size.

Comprehensive Content.

Our customers asked for more information about pearls, and we have delivered! At the bottom of each page, you’ll now find plenty of resources for the Pearl Addict and Novice alike! Check out our Pearl Library and Pearl Buying Guide for helpful tips and information!

Let us know what your favorite part of our redesign is, and you’ll be entered to win our monthly prize drawing! Be sure to leave your contact info so we can let you know if you win!

Pearls and the Little Black Dress – The Perfect Combination?

Ok Ladies–

We have come to realize that Little Black Dress is nothing new. Audrey Hepburn was one of the most well-known people to rock the “Little Black Dress” and that was in the 1960’s! A little black dress (LBD) is a simple black cocktail or evening dress. The cut of the dress is kept very simple and length can vary, depending on the current designer trend. Originally the little black dress was made popular in the 1920s, by the well-known fashion designer Coco Chanel. Little did “Chanel know at the time, but LBD was so wonderfully versatile, that it would become the number one style that defied time… The little black dress continues to be a staple in most women’s wardrobe some 70 years later. It continues to hold its own on the top ten lists of classic fashions, and it has become a steadfast “rule of fashion” that every woman should own at least one or two seasonal elegant black dresses.

A piece that’s a must for your wardrobe, and should never let you down, your go-to LBD should make you feel sexy without doing anything but slipping it on! We all have our favorite LBD, but we need to spice it up from time to time…that’s where the pearls come in! The best way to accentuate your LBD is with something versatile, like a pearl rope. A rope gives you options, and options are always nice when it comes to looking good!

Black Givenchy dress of Audrey Hepburn
Black Givenchy dress of Audrey Hepburn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But what about something a little more on-trend to go with your LBD this spring and summer?

Jewelry this season is all over the place, so avoid the fads and stay classic with pearls! Pastel pearls are big this spring / summer season. You name it, bracelets, necklaces, rings… You will see loads of variations of soft pastel shades making up wonderful pearl jewelry creations. When buying jewelry, buy a piece of jewelry that you can be comfortable knowing will never go out of style, and some day become a family heirloom! While pearl jewelry continues to defy time, these pastel-toned pearls are the trend this season.

This Spring, jewelry is all about making a big statement. Be it with a necklace, a bangle or an oh-so-dazzling cocktail ring. From ethnic beading, to exotic stones, to avant-garde pieces, the one thing is constant: it must be big and bold, and colorful…

Nature Calls…Lots of emphasis on natural colors. Also materials such as stone and wood are big this season in jewelry. The natural feels are an organic and botanical looking beads is a big trend especially in pendants.

Bold and Big – a MUST in Jewelry this season

Pendants, Charms and Single Stones – Is one better than many? Single large stones that hang in a pendant configuration are in …. Women will be wearing bright and somewhat larger charm bracelets and necklaces this season .

What’s Up With Colors?

Natural to bright – anything goes this spring. The bright colors of nature, think vibrant sunset or soft seascape.

Metals

There is always and always will be room for metals in beaded jewelry. Think sleek and modern designs. Look for an even mix with natural materials like wood and stone beads mixed with metals. This season the metal pieces have taken on a more modern look.

Silver and Gold

Silver is as always hot, but this season gold is making a good comeback. You will see the two metals mixed to create some wonderful jewelry pieces. Charms, pendants and larger jewelry beads are what what’s seen on runways in the new spring lines.

We would describe the perfect bead jewelry necklace for Spring to be composed of bright, colorful oversized beads that invoke nature in either their shape or color, and the whole piece would be brought together with a tasteful silver and gold gemstone pendant hanging off the neck. Your Spring/Summer Little Black Dress combo will scream nothing but class!

Top Ten Creative Gift Ideas

Well, you’ve found yourself here again. Another year and you still don’t know where to start with the gift giving? Here are a few tips and ideas to make sure there isn’t a repeat of last year’s homemade tea cozy fiasco. Read on for the top ten gifts of the moment!

1. For the Fashionista

You can’t go wrong with a classic white pearl necklace! They go with everything from flowing formal gowns to a cute t-shirt and jeans combo. Don’t forget the matching earrings!

2. For the Book Lover

What book lover doesn’t dream of adorning their precious pages with a bit of sparkle? A pearl bookmark is just the thing!

3. For the one who’s On-the-Go

If you know someone who’s going places and wants to look chic, give them a gift that will always go with them! Pearl key chains are beautiful and functional.

4. For the Entertainer

What to do with a houseful of guests? Wine charms can help keep everyone organized! Our set comes with a stunning bottle charm and pearl wineglass charms in six different colors.

5. For the one who’s Connected

For the person who needs a cell phone surgically implanted in her head, cell phone charms will become her go-to accessory!  Just attach and you’re good to go!

6. For the one who’s Absentminded

We all know this person. She frequently leaves her eyeglasses in the refrigerator. Prevent cold, foggy lenses by giving her a striking pearl eyeglass chain!

7. For the Pet Owner

For the pampered puppy, we have pearl pet collars. Fifi (and her mommy!) will be the most stylish pair on the block!

8. For the Party Girl

She’s dressed up and out on the town, but who wants to put their purse on the dirty restaurant floor? Purse hangers save the day by keeping cute clutches clean and close-by.

9. For the Traveler

Who wants to deal with the knotted mess of jewelry you find in the bottom of your carry-on at the end of a long flight? Infinity jewelry makes it easy – one piece, infinite possibilities!

10. For the Chocolate Lover

For a modern take on a classic look, try the latest trend – chocolate pearls. Chocolates go with every outfit, and let’s face it, they look delicious!

Hopefully these gift ideas have provided some inspiration. If you’re still stumped, or if it’s simply too late to ship, you could always give one of our instant electronic gift certificates. Remember, don’t forget the giftwrap! Till next time!

-Pearls International: Gifts for those really impossible people.