What is the meaning of Vera Perla?
Vera Perla (the Italian word for "real pearl")
Can you tell me more about Vera Perla?
Vera Perla belongs to VERA PERLA GENERAL TRADING L.L.C Company, physically located in Dubai Gold Market, and a registered company under The Department of Economic Development (DED) which is the government body entrusted to set and drive the economic agenda of the emirate of Dubai, UAE.
Why should I choose Vera Perla?
Unlike traditional jewelers, Vera Perla is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer phone support, live chat via WhatsApp, and e-mail, shop the way you want, with no pressure.
Our unparalleled, exclusive products selection comes with the best price guarantee, and every piece is handcrafted by expert jewelers using Precious metals and gemstones. Our commitment is always to ensure you get a lifetime of value.
Are you using Precious Metals?
Yes, we are only using precious metals and the purity as described for each item.
What is Precious Metal?
A Precious Metal is a metal with a rare metallic chemical element and due to that is of high economic value. Precious metals are less reactive than most elements, have high luster, and have higher melting points than other metals. Gold, Platinum, and Silver are considered as p precious metals and used extensively in jewelry.
Gold is an extraordinary and rare precious metal, with an unmatched combination of chemical and physical properties. Gold is the most non-reactive of all metals and it does not oxidize under ordinary conditions. No other metal is as malleable as gold. Pure gold is very soft and pliable, and alloys of different other metals are combined with pure gold to enhance its durability and strength, as well as creating a blush in the gold’s appearance with different color tones. 24 karat is 100 % pure gold, and it is more expensive and less durable than gold that is alloyed with other metals.
Platinum, an extremely rare and expensive metal, is a silvery gray precious metal often used for setting or mounting high-quality diamonds and gemstones. Platinum is a strong, durable and dense metal which is valued for its white color and purity.
Pure silver is very soft metal with its lustrous white color. Silver is used as jewelry metal well before the development of white gold alloys, and before platinum could be isolated. It is normally stable in pure air and water but tarnishes when exposed to ozone, hydrogen sulfide or sulfur.
What Are Karats?
Karats, spelled "carats" outside of North America, are the little numbers stamped on a piece of gold in the format of "xxK" or "xxKT". The numbers refer to the type of gold and to the actual gold content in the particular piece of jewelry.
Here’s more information on karats:
- Karat is a measurement of the ratio of gold to other metals or alloys.
- Karats are measured on a scale from 0 to 24.
- The higher the karat number, the more gold there is and the less other metal content.
- Other metals and alloys could include copper, nickel (not common anymore), silver, or palladium.
With this in mind, 24-karat gold is the purest gold you can buy.
How to Use Karats to Measure Gold Purity
Knowing the number of karats is key to calculating the gold content on your own. Here is how to use the number of karats to figure out how pure your piece of gold is.
Say you purchase a ring that is 18K gold. Since the number amount of karats you can have is 24K, divide the 18 Karats by the 24. You will get .0.75 this means that the gold is 75% pure.
10K is 41.6% pure
18K is 75% pure
Are you using Precious Gemstones?
Yes, we are using Precious Gemstones if we mentioned in the description of the item.
Are you using Semi-Precious Gemstones?
Yes, we are using Semi-Precious Gemstones if we mentioned in the description of the item.
What is Gemstone?
A Gemstone is a mineral or rock, which can be used in jewelry after cutting or faceting and polishing. Gemstones are diverse in their beauty and many gems are available in a stunning variety of colors. After a skilled cutting and polishing of a gem, full color and luster can be seen.
How Gemstones are classified?
Gemstones are classified into two categories, Precious and Semi-Precious, on the basis of their characteristics.
- Precious stones
- Gemstones which are highly valuable for their hardness and rarity, are known as Precious Stones. Precious Stones are generally expensive in comparison of Semi-Precious Stones. Precious stones include Diamonds, Emeralds, Rubies, and Sapphires.
- Semi-Precious Stones
- Gemstones those are valued for their beauty and not covered under any one of the four ‘Precious Stones’, are known as Semi-Precious Stones. Semi-Precious Stones are available in all price ranges from low priced to high priced. Semi-Precious stones are Alexandrite, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Citrine, Garnet, Iolite, Onyx, Opal, Pearl, Peridot, Tanzanite, Topaz, Tourmaline, etc.
Are you using real pearls?
Yes, we are using only real freshwater pearls.
What type of pearls you are using?
Can you tell me about the freshwater pearls?
- SIZES: Freshwater pearls range in size from 2.0-3.0mm up through 11.0-12.0mm, with new experimental varieties attaining sizes of 14.0-15.0mm!
- COLORS: The Freshwater pearl mussel produces a variety of natural colors, most typically pastel shades of pink, peach, lavender, and white.
- COMMON TREATMENTS: Dyed black Freshwater pearls are commonly referred to as Peacock due to their highly iridescent blue-green and violet hues. Other dyed Freshwater pearl colors include red, gold, green, purple, blue and pink.
- SHAPES: The most valuable Freshwater pearl shape is as close to a true round as possible, but symmetrical and free form Baroque shapes are also widely available.
- GOOD TO KNOW: MOST cultured Freshwater pearls are “tissue-nucleated” meaning that a small, 1.0mm square piece of donor mantle tissue is used as the nuclei to begin pearl cultivation inside the mussel. As the pearl grows, the donor tissue degrades, leaving the pearl that is nearly 100% solid crystalline nacre. This means that Freshwater pearls are VERY durable!
What is the Birthstone?
A birthstone is nothing but a gemstone only.
What are the different Birthstones?
Birthstones, on the basis of calendar months, are described as under:
- January’s Birthstone – Garnet
- February’s Birthstone - Amethyst
- March’s Birthstone - Aquamarine
- April’s Birthstone - Diamond
- May’s Birthstone - Emerald
- June’s Birthstone - Pearl / Alexandrite / Moonstone
- July’s Birthstone - Ruby
- August’s Birthstone - Peridot / Sardonyx
- September’s Birthstone - Sapphire
- October’s Birthstone - Opal / Pink Tourmaline
- November’s Birthstone - Citrine / Yellow Topaz
- December’s Birthstone - Turquoise / Tanzanite / Zircon / Blue Topaz
How do I Care for my Jewelry?
Jewelry requires proper care and treatment for its longevity so that it can even be handed down as heirlooms to future generations without losing their shine and sparkle. Regular cleaning of Jewelry is essential to maintain shine and brilliance of jewelry's gemstones and metal. On wearing jewelry, it gets dirty as you use various skin and body care solutions such as soaps, lotions and even it becomes oily from your skin's natural oils. Even when you are not wearing them, they collect dust. You can clean your jewelry at home by your own by using a soft brush, water, and soap or by using readymade jewelry cleaners. You can also take services of a professional jeweler to keep jewelry clean. Jewelry should be stored individually in a soft cloth pouch or plastic zip-lock bags to ensure that a piece of jewelry or gemstone should not scratch other jewelry or gemstones. You should not wear jewelry while doing heavy work, housework or gardening as it can be scratched. You should avoid the situation where your jewelry comes in contact with chlorine bleach, hair spray or other chemicals because they can severely discolor and damage your jewelry as well as their settings.