I am searching for a gift for my daughter who is graduating from college this year. I have lurked on this site for a while trying to learn a bit and would appreciate your opinions.
My daughter is very petite, barely 5' and 100 lbs. She has medium to dark skin tones with brown eyes and brown-drk brown hair. Some might say yellow overtones for her skin tone, but pink is her favorite color. With the help of her sisters we have narrowed to a Pink Freshwater Pearl Necklace. I would like to stay around $500. I am looking at PurePearls and PearlParadise websites. This is where I would love some help. My first thought was a 35" necklace would be most versatile, then I start moving between quality and size and my head begins to spin. As a complete novice, how much difference is there between the AA+, AAA and either sites highest quality? Luster would be more important than roundness to her. Then I thought I could move to a larger pearl at a 16" length and with her petite frame, it would be quite a statement. Would love to hear your ideas on quality, size, and length for her. Thanks so much to all of you willing to share your knowledge.