My wedding is upcoming and I was interested in purchasing a high quality bracelet and MAYBE a matching necklace as well as loose pearls to have earrings made by my jeweler.
I've read quite a bit on the forums but I'm still not 100% which way to go with the pearls. My jeweler had White pearls with a gorgeous Ivory w/ a hint of pink undertone. He didn't have enough to make a bracelet though and they weren't as smooth as I'd like.
From what I'm reading, Freshadama pearls might be a good choice. I want something that will become heirloom pieces.
Are Akoyas a bad choice because the nacre is thinner/less durable?
I'm hoping someone can steer me in the right direction.
I'd also like some recommendations for websites that have high quality pearls I could purchase from (someplace I could trust).
Is pearlparadise a good site?
I'm sorry if my questions have already been asked, I just don't know where to begin!