One of the most frequent questions I get, either at the gallery or art show, is: “Is it real?”
What they mean by that is: Are my metals, pearls, and gemstones authentic? And it’s a great question.
At Tres Elegante Designs, I use only authentic pearls, gemstones and metals. If it looks like a pearl-it is. Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're curious about how to tell if a pearl is real!
It’s very important to read or ask for the description of a particular piece. I’ve seen websites that may tell you what the stone is, but then the ear wires are “sterling dipped,” just a fancy way of saying “plated!” All my ear wires and studs are real sterling silver, and I say so!