Pearls have been synonymous with love, mystery, and the moon for thousands of years. No wonder that pearls are the gem for the 3rd anniversary ring. There is even more appropriate symbolism, since pearls develop more layers and become more beautiful as they grow, just like a truly loving marriage. Learn more about pearl rings, and find the perfect 3rd anniversary ring for your loved one in our extensive yet carefully curated collection.
About 3 Year Anniversary Gift
The most common color for pearls is white, but in nearly every imaginable shade and tone of white, from pure white to cream to borderline silver. Larger pearls, especially, often have hints of other colors, especially light blue, pink, and gold. A black pearl third anniversary ring is another glamorous choice, traditional and distinctive at the same time. Black pearls may have a green or blue sheen.
3 Year Anniversary Gift Designs
Natural pearls are much rarer and more expensive than cultured pearls. Vintage pearl jewelry from after approximately 1950 can feature either type of pearl, while antique pearl rings or other jewelry from before feature natural pearls.
Cultured Pearls - Almost all pearls in contemporary jewelry are cultured pearls, which are partially created by humans. To create a cultured pearl, a human inserts a small, round piece of shell into an oyster. The oyster then encases the bead in layers of nacre, which is the substance that makes pearls.
- Pearl Meaning - Vintage pearl jewelry is especially popular for bridal accents, and pearls are often associated with innocence, purity, chastity, modesty, and of course, romance and love, all of which are ideal traits for wedding jewelry.
- Wear and Tear - Pearls can lose their glow if they come into contact with the alcohol or acids in perfumes or other some makeup. Pearls are very soft gems, ranging from 2.5 to 4.0 on the Mohs scale. This means that you can scratch a pearl with many everyday objects and most other gemstones.
Find The Perfect Pearl Engagement Ring
These precious pieces are prized not only for their beauty but also for their exquisite attention to detail. If you’re looking for a pearl ring with a sense of glamour, sophistication and vintage charm, explore our collection of 3rd anniversary rings today.