The authentic luster of pearls depends on the light reflected or refracted from it. The milky effect of the pearl gives a suave effect to the look of the wearer. Most pearls worn are white, but the creamy or pinkish tint in some pearls makes those even more attractive. Pearls are available in colors like, yellow, green, blue, brown, purple, or black and are used indiscriminately in making jewelry.
There are two major types of pearls, viz, freshwater pearls and saltwater pearls. The names give a subtle hint at the definitions of these two types of jewelry. Freshwater pearls are the creations of freshwater mollusks that are usually found in rivers, lakes, ponds and other fresh water-bodies. A major part of freshwater cultured pearls available worldwide are brought from China. On the contrary saltwater pearls are formed inside the body of oysters found in the ocean. Lagoons are the safe haven of these kinds of pearls. Akoya, South Sea and Tahitian are the 3 major types of saltwater pearls.
Pearl drop necklaces are famous because these are the sleekest and modern designs. Pearl drop necklaces can even be worn at offices. So pearl drop necklaces made for wedding can be worn several times afterwards. Single strand necklaces make really nice pearl wedding jewelry gifts, as these can be made with pearls of different sizes. Bracelets or necklaces made by putting one pearl and a crystal alternately makes a nice effect that perfectly suits a bride.