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National Survey Spotlights Popularity of Pearls on Everyone’s Holiday Wish List
11-13-2006, 04:55 PM

New York, NYNovember 13, 2006 - It's that time of year again, time to start thinking about family gatherings, holiday parties, and…shopping. As quickly as you can say “ho ho ho,” the holiday season is upon us, and that means a serious countdown for how many shopping days we have left.

A new survey conducted by leading jewelry provider supports a notable fashion trend in the revival of pearls. They’re draped around the necks of models, celebrities, socialites, mothers, daughters and brides. It appears that pearls are definitely everywhere, making a huge fashion comeback. Once considered the most traditional piece with the more regal and established women of “society,” pearl jewelry has now become a staple among teenage girls, younger children, and even babies. According to the newly released survey, men are also beginning to sport pearls, specifically Black Tahitian South Sea pearl cufflinks typically worn at weddings and black-tie events for the first time in memory.

In the survey, 71 percent of adults agreed: “Anyone can wear pearls!” This news is just in time for gift giving as shoppers are seeking that one unique item for a special someone that is so hard to shop for. And not just the traditional single strand of white pearls (picture Audrey Hepburn wearing the black column dress while draped in pearls featured in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s), designers have created non-traditional pearl jewelry to meet the demand. For example, everything from White Australian South Sea and Black Tahitian South Sea to Japanese Akoya Cultured, Freshwater and Keshi as well as multicolored pearls, which are all widely available. Even engagement rings with prominent pearl settings are a popular choice among trendsetting brides-to-be., aided by online survey found that over 55 percent of those surveyed felt pearls were an “appropriate gift for weddings, engagements and anniversaries,” while 44 percent concluded that pearls would be the perfect “gift for any occasion.” The survey was conducted via online questionnaires to nearly one hundred respondents.

“We conducted this survey to gain a comprehensive understanding of not only what pearl jewelry enthusiasts wanted but the overall jewelry consumer too! We wanted to see what they looked for in making purchases for themselves and that special someone, “explained Eddie Bakhash, CEO of

So start taking the decorations out of the attic and defrost the turkey. As the holidays are fast approaching and the remaining shopping days continue to dwindle down, consumers looking for that perfect gift may be turning towards a classic piece that continues to be in style – pearls.
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Servicing North America with millions in sales to date, American Pearl emerged in 1950 when founder Charlie Bakhash set up a tiny storefront on 47th Street in the heart of midtown Manhattan. American Pearl has surpassed its competition to become the nation’s premier online source for premium quality pearls and pearl jewelry of all types from all over the globe. American Pearl is an expert in nearly every category of cultured pearl: White Australian South Sea and Black Tahitian South Sea, Japanese Akoya Cultured, Freshwater and Keshi. American Pearl is equipped to provide natural pearls as well. All information and tutorials can be found at

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