Friday, May 23, 2014

American Pearl Zaria a Japanese Akoya Cultured Pearl Ring Review + 3DPrinted Jewelry

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When you open that box you get this little one (below) with the actual ring's box inside, if you order a ring. When I first opened it the ring was covered with tissue paper, protecting it during shipment. When I carefully took the tissue paper off and saw the ring I was in awe. I mean, just look at this! It's absolutely stunning. I apologize for the poor quality photos. I'm not a good photographer.



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Putting the ring on I could see how beautiful it really is, and the high quality materials it's made of. This ring, along with others on the American Pearl website, would make a perfect engagement ring or anniversary ring.

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Inside the box with your order you will get this. It comes with a cleaning cloth, jewelry bag, and certified identification report that has all of the pertinent information on it about the piece of jewelry. For example, this one states my name, order number, date, a photo of the ring, an appraised value (this one is appraised at $1,400 but sells on the website for $400), ring size, size (7.5mm), a description of the piece of jewelry (in this case: Japanese Akoya cultured pearl ring set in 14K White Gold and accented with brilliant diamonds of SI1clarity, G/H color and weighing a total of 0.10 carats.

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The statement also checks off quality (very high AA), bodycolor (white), shape (all round), oyster (Japanese Akoya), overtone (silver), origin (Japan), waters (saltwater), and nacre (thick). What is checked off will depend on what you order.

The ring is so gorgeous I don't think my photos do it justice, so here are some from American Pearl's website. I think you have to see it in person to really appreciate the beauty, but here's what you get for now:

American Pearl RingYou can better see the intricate details in this photo.

It comes in sizes 4 to 10 including half sizes. The size 6 is $380 while all other sizes are an extra $20. You can order yours here. There is a wide variety of rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and pendants to choose from.

3D Printed Rings

And it gets better! Now, these rings are going to be perfect for any gift. Did your grandmother have a beautiful ring that you adored? These guys will take a photo of her with the ring and all of the information you can give them, and they will print a ring just like it for you. How cool is that? They can also do earrings and necklaces with their Jewelry Replicator technology.

You would go to the website, www.AmericanPearl.com and click on "Replicate". Then you upload the images of the ring, necklace or earrings that you have. American Pearl uses those images to make a 3D model to show you for free. You then choose everything: the metal, size, stone, engraving, and anything else. Then you place the order and the piece of jewelry is made with real gold, silver, gems, pearls, and/or diamonds.

Watch to see how the process works:

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