Classic, cute, stylish, sophisticated—Tobin offers a vast selection of the finest quality gemstones, from classic diamond earrings to one-of-a-kind gemstone necklaces and everything in between. Since our gems are most dazzling in person, we encourage you to stop by our showroom to browse our entire selection.
This lustrous beauty has been regarded for centuries as a symbol of purity and beauty. Pearls naturally form in oysters and other mollusks, but are so rare that natural pearls are greatly valued. As an alternative, cultured pearls are also grown in mollusks with controlled conditions that cause the pearl to grow. A third group of pearls, imitation, are man-made with glass, plastic, or organic materials.
Most pearls found in jewelry are cultured due to the rarity of their natural counterparts. Pearls are rated by size in millimeters as well as by luster, color, type, shape, and blemish. The greatest factors in a pearl’s value are the size and nacre coating, which gives it luster.