Pearls are one of nature’s wonderful surprises, hiding inside unassuming clamshells much as congressmen hide inside nondescript birthday cakes. Sport an unveiled gem with today’s Groupon to Laguna Pearl. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get a pair of 7- to 8-millimeter white cultured-pearl stud earrings (a $69 value).
- For $69, you get a 16-inch, 17-inch, or 18-inch 7- to 8- millimeter white freshwater-pearl necklace (up to a $124 value).
- For $99, you get a set of pearl stud earrings and a pearl necklace (up to a $193 value)<p>
Laguna Pearl’s GIA experts scour the world for perfect pearls, grading each sphere’s surface, luster, and shape before adding it to their jewelry. A pair of exceptionally lustrous freshwater pearls cling to sterling-silver backings to create graceful stud earrings, which in turn cling to lobes in need of some cuddling. Double-knotted silk thread runs like a thin, glittering highway through the necklace’s string of high-grade pearls, which come full circle at the behest of a sterling-silver clasp. For an additional cost, customers can upgrade clasps or backings to yellow or white gold, much as travelers can upgrade to a first-class plane seat by giving jewelry to a flight attendant.
In their quest for a position in someone’s jewelry, freshwater pearls must first escape from the greedy mollusks that lurk in the rivers and lakes of China. After this, it isn’t long before their legendary whites and pinks are noticed by high-stakes marbles players or Laguna Pearl’s jewelers, whose offline wholesale roots now support a blossoming online business that cuts out the retail middlemen and all their wallet-crushing markups.
Laguna Pearl’s GIA experts scour the world for perfect pearls, grading each sphere’s surface, luster, and shape before incorporating it into jewelry. Both freshwater and deep-sea pearls ornament sterling-silver and gold bracelets, necklaces, rings, and other pieces sold at Laguna's locations in LA's jewelry district and in Beverly Hills. Most pieces are customizable, allowing buyers to upgrade clasps or backings to yellow or white gold just as frequent fliers upgrade to a first-class seat by bribing flight attendants with jewelry.
By delivering bejeweled wares direct to consumers, Laguna Pearl pays tribute to its early days as a wholesaler of premium pearls. In addition to its prominently located brick-and-mortar jewelry stores, it still ships its carefully constructed pieces all over the world through its online store.