Artificial vs. Real Pearl Earrings: 3 Amazing Benefits of Each

So you’ve decided on treating yourself to a beautiful pair of pearl earrings, or perhaps you’ve got your eyes set on a gift for a friend or family member. But should you go for real or artificial pearls?

There really is no right answer! Of course, real pearl earrings are exquisite, but each option has its own benefits. Whether you opt for real or artificial pearls for your perfect pair of earrings is completely down to your unique needs. Essentially, it’s all about what you want from your jewelry.

With most blog posts and articles assuming that everyone’s goal is to find real pearl earrings, there is little consideration of the (great) alternatives out there. Artificial pearl earrings can be just as elegant as real ones, and we’re here to give you the lowdown on both options so that you can make the best decision for yourself!


Benefits of Real Pearl Earrings

It goes without saying that investing in real pearl earrings does come with a whole host of perks. Let’s take a look at the advantages of splashing a little more cash on the real deal.


  1. Lots of Character.

Each pearl is completely unique and comes with its own individual personality. If you are looking for a beautiful pair of pearl earrings that will be completely your own, then real pearls are 100% the way to go. If you’re after jewelry with a bit of extra personality, why not take a look at this pair of Baroque Freshwater Pearl Earrings. With their quirky jagged shape and subtle silver pin, they perfectly embody both character and elegance. (LINK PRODUCT:


Baroque Freshwater Pearl Earrings with 925 Silver pin, Unique Handmade Jewelry


  1. Dazzling Shimmer.

Real pearls are known for their natural radiance, and although artificial pearls can have a gorgeous shine, there’s nothing quite the same as a natural pair of pearl earrings catching the sunlight. Real pearls boast a unique kind of radiance that, quite honestly, can never really be replicated. If a shining showstopper is what you’re after, this intricate pair of pearl earrings may be your ideal choice. Their beautiful Baroque-style jewels will catch the light from every direction, creating an enviable shimmer. (LINK PRODUCT:

 Baroque Freshwater Pearl Earrings with 925 Silver pin Handmade Jewelry

  1. More Luxurious Feel.

As is demonstrated from the points above, there is no denying that real pearl earrings have a more upmarket and luxurious aura than artificial options. After all, if they didn’t, there wouldn’t be a market for them! In addition to the two previous points, real pearl earrings and other jewelry will likely be heavier than artificial pearls, which only adds further to this exclusive, top-quality feel. These handmade freshwater silver pearl earrings are a classic yet opulent choice made all the more special by their unique and exclusive real pearls. (LINK PRODUCT:

 Handmade Big Pure Freshwater Pearl Silver Earrings Crystal

If you’re on the hunt for a high-end and completely unique pair of pearl earrings, have a browse through our gorgeous selection of truly special, one-of-a-kind real pearl products!


Benefits of Artificial Pearl Earrings

Although getting your hands on a pair of real pearl earrings does undoubtedly have its benefits, the option of artificial pearls is certainly not to be sniffed at. A more affordable yet often equally as beautiful option, artificial pearl earrings may be exactly the compromise of quality and price you’re looking for! Here are the main benefits of opting for artificial pearl earrings.

  1. Opulence at a Fraction of the Cost.

Throughout history, pearls have become synonymous with luxury and class, and modern-day artificial pearls can effectively imitate this for a more affordable price. Sure, real pearls do have their benefits, but if you’re simply looking for a beautiful piece of jewelry, artificial pearls can feel almost the same as the real deal. Take a look at our elegant pearl earrings for yourself to discover how beautifully true-to-life artificial pearls can be! (LINK PRODUCT:

Elegant Pearl Earrings Created Designer

  1. A more Lightweight Option.

Though many people love the feel of heavier real pearl earrings, many also struggle to manage the extra weight of them when worn regularly. If you’re looking for something more lightweight and everyday-friendly, artificial pearl earrings may be the perfect compromise. Get the same gorgeous look without being weighed down! In fact, why not invest in a pair of real pearl earrings for special occasions and a smaller, artificial pair for everyday use? Our subtle Champagne pearl earrings are the perfect everyday option! (LINK PRODUCT:

 Champagne Pearl Earrings S925 Silver Created Designer Vintage Jewelry

  1. Uniform Style.

Of course, the uniqueness and individuality of each pearl is an obvious benefit of the real deal, but sometimes you may like your jewellery to have a more uniform style. If this is the look you’re after, a great artificial piece may be absolutely ideal. Take a look through our range of artificial pearl options for a variety of smart and polished earrings, bracelets, and more!

Although going for real pearl earrings is often marketed as the ‘ideal’, artificial options can be equally as wonderful, and the best choice for you really depends on your own unique needs and desires. Take a look around our range of high quality real and artificial pieces today and discover the perfect fit for you!

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  • I recently purchased your `Sale’ earrings. Are they man-made? I really would appreciate hearing from you.

    virginia unger

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