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BEST PRICE GUARANTEE: If you order any item today then see it at a lower price on our website (up to 20/12/2023), tell us and we'll happily refund the difference (Terms)

Choosing Pearls For Yourself

With over 600 pieces of beautiful pearl jewellery available on our website, choosing pearl jewellery for yourself is no easy task. There are many things to consider when making your pearl jewellery choice, including pearl sizes, pearl colours, necklace length, fittings and design.

At Absolute Pearls, we aim to provide service and products beyond expectation, and we are always available to advise you on choosing pearl jewellery.

At the end of the day, there are no hard and fast rules for wearing pearls, and your choice will ultimately be down to your own personal taste and budget. However, here are a few handy hints and tips to get you started:

  • Choosing pearl size – younger women, and women who are more petite in height or build can wear smaller pearls. For most women, pearls of 7-8mm, the standard size for freshwater cultured pearls, are about right. The larger the pearls the more expensive they will be, but the bigger the statement they will make.
  • Choosing pearl colour – classic white, ivory and cream pearls will suit most women, with the yellow shades of South Seas pearls suiting darker, olive skin types. For overtones and other colours and shades, a good rule of thumb is that if you have an item of clothing in that colour that suits you, then the pearls will too.
  • Choosing pearl necklace length – the most popular pearl necklace length is the princess length at around 18 inches, which sits on the breast bone. This will go with most necklines and styles of outfit. See our pearl necklace guide for full details of the different pearl necklace lengths.
  • Altering pearl necklace lengths - Absolute Pearls offers a free alteration service to shorten or lengthen your pearl necklace to suit your exact requirements (pearls for extra length are charged pro-rata). Simply state your requirements in the ‘comments about your order’ box.
  • Matching existing jewellery – Absolute Pearls will do our very best to help you to match new items to your existing jewellery. Simply email or call us for advice, including a photograph if possible.
  • Buying matching sets – we would strongly recommend that you buy matching items at the same time, and many of our pearl jewellery sets often come with a discount of 2-5% compared to buying each item individually. If you plan to build your set one item at a time, it may be difficult to match the colour of the original pieces at a later date. If we split a set, we will always record this so that we can offer you the other pieces at a later date if they are still available.
  • Choosing clasps– at Absolute Pearls, we carefully match the quality of the clasp with the value and weight of the pearl jewellery. For example, a low cost piece of baroque pearl jewellery may only have a silver clasp, while a more expensive jewellery necklace may have a 14ct or 18ct gold clasp. You can, however, request a lower or higher priced clasp with many pieces of pearl jewellery to match your budget.
  • Choosing your chain – all Absolute Pearls most pearl pendants come with a 17½ inch necklace chain as standard (chains may occasionally be shorter - check on the product detail page). We do not use the cheap, thin style of chain (0.5g/0.6g/0.7g in weight) often found elsewhere as these can easily break resulting in loss or damage to your pearl pendant. Our chains are typically all over 1.0g in weight,
  • Buying without a chain – all Absolute Pearl pendants prices include the chain. If you wish to buy your pearl pendant without the chain, please contact us directly for the reduced price.
  • Choosing pearls with diamonds – all our diamond pearl jewellery includes certified conflict-free diamonds, with a G/H or H/I colour and SI or I1 clarity. This makes our pearl jewellery with diamonds affordable, while retaining a good quality stone. 

Terms & Conditions

Terms for 'SANTA20' Discount Code:

  • Expires 11:59pm on Monday 11th December 2023.
  • Can be used on any jewellery item EXCEPT any item that is already discounted (shown by a red coloured price with the original price crossed out).
  • Only valid for online purchases.
  • Discount is only applied to the product cost and not to gift wrapping or upgraded delivery charges.
  • Each code cannot be used in conjunction with any other Absolute Pearls discount code. (Only one discount code can be used for any one purchase)
  • The Discount Code must be entered into the 'Discount Code' field and the 'Apply Code' button clicked to apply it. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure the code has been applied prior to proceeding and paying for the order.
  • Any discount code cannot be applied retrospectively.
  • This offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice and is subject to availability.

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Terms for Best Price Guarantee:

  • If you buy any product from Absolute Pearls between 4th November 2023 to 20th December 2023 inclusive and subsequentially find that same product offered at a lower price on the Absolute Pearls website on or before 20th December 2023, we will happily refund you the difference.
  • Product discounts and available discount codes will be used to determine the lowest price available of any item on any given day and do not include postage or gift wrapping charges.
  • This best price guarantee does NOT apply if you fail to use/successfully apply the code in the checkout (for whatever reason) the best available discount code available on the day and which are available on the website banners and the New Subscribers mailing list sign up box. If in doubt, please email us on or call 01516257688 for guidance & information on discount codes.
  • To claim, you simply need to email us ( on the same day when you see the lower price, and include the following details: your name, your order number, the product code number and the date and lower price you saw on the Absolute Pearls website. Please also send us a screenshot or photo of said product and lower price.
  • If the same product (same SKU number) is offered at a price lower than you paid, we will refund the difference to you by the end of December.
  • The 'Best Price Guarantee' only applies to the Absolute Pearls website (

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