Pearls are back in style – in a big, colorful way.

When you think of pearl jewelry, think beyond the simple, single strand. Today’s jewelry trends focus on colored pearls (especially large South Sea pearls), freshwater pearls, and baroque pearls in many intriguing designs.

When searching for and purchasing luxurious pearl jewelry, it’s important that you have the proper education surrounding these pieces. Sage Jewelers is here to help when it comes to caring for pearls the right way in order to ensure that your heirloom or new piece sparkles for a lifetime.


They’re formed when a mollusk produces layers of nacre around an irritant inside its shell. In natural pearls, the irritant may be another organism from the water. In cultured pearls, a mother-of-pearl bead or a piece of tissue is inserted into the mollusk to start the process. For both, the quality of the nacre dictates the quality of the luster, or shine of the pearl, which is very important to its beauty and its value.

Custom Pearl Jewelry

At Sage Jewelers, Northfield’s top jeweler for more than 37 years, we want to help you when it comes to designing and caring for pearls in your jewelry. Stop by our Northfield jewelry store today to learn more.