If you haven’t tried out the choker trend yet — here’s your chance to do so. While other choker styles may seem intimidating, a black leather pearl choker is one of the most versatile and wearable necklaces out there. The juxtaposition of an edgy black leather cord and glamorous pearl make a minimal and fashionable necklace you’ll be reaching for again and again. We’ve gathered 7 facts everyone should know before buying their black leather pearl choker.
They Don’t Have to Break the Bank
If you’ve been looking to buy a black leather pearl choker, the best news is you can without making a serious investment. Because they feature just one or two special pearls, they are a budget-friendly option for those looking to buy a trendy pearl necklace.
If You Can’t Buy It, Make It
A black leather pearl choker is also a surprisingly easy DIY if you are feeling crafty — and it only takes a few supplies. Pick out the pearl you want to feature on your choker and add it to a plain black leather cord. Make sure you source a pearl that is already pre-drilled with a hole to string. Then use pliers to either attach a clasp or tie off with a knot for a more edgy look.
Choose Your Pearl Based on Your Style and Budget
There are 4 different types of pearls and each one has a different look, style, and price point.
- Akoya Pearls – These are the most familiar type of saltwater cultured pearls and the classic white or cream-colored Akoya pearls are one of the most classic used for jewelry especially single-strand necklaces.
- Freshwater Pearls – If you are looking to keep things on a budget, your best option is a freshwater pearl. They are known for their irregular shape and are the least expensive of the four.
- Tahitian Pearls – Grown in the islands French Polynesia, Tahitian pearls are sometimes referred to as black pearls, but they can range from gray, black, or brown.
- White or Golden South Sea Pearls – South Sea Pearls are the largest and most valuable pearls grown. Their average size ranges from 10 to 15 millimeters.
You’ll Have a One of a Kind
Your black leather pearl choker will truly be one of a kind — every pearl is unique. Each pearl has imperfections so no two are truly alike. That is the beauty of pearls, the rarity of your special gem!
It’s Even Sustainable
Not only can a black leather pearl choker be budget-friendly, but pearl farming is also sustainable. Pearls are the only gemstone produced by a living creature — but the oyster doesn’t die after a pearl is removed. It will continue to create more pearls after the farmers carefully remove the pearls.
Pearly Whites Aren’t Always the Best
While we have long heard the term “pearly whites”, white pearls aren’t always the most highly valued. Color overtones in pearls are unique which makes them more valuable, and when a pearl is overly white it shows that it has likely been bleached.
You’ll Wear It With Everything
A black leather pearl choker may not be the first piece of jewelry you consider versatile, but it is more wearable than you may think. Because of its minimal design and unique materials, it provides a trendy necklace that truly will go with everything. No matter your personal style, a black leather pearl choker is the perfect addition to your new wardrobe.