Advertisement

Pearl jewellery

Discussion in 'Products' started by Aimee, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. Aimee

    Aimee New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2018
    Messages:
    2
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0
    Lifestyle/Diet:
    Vegan
    Pleaseeeee I am looking everywhere for fake pearls to wear that haven't come from oysters.
    Does anyone know any brands that specialise in this?
     
  2. Lou
    Mind-Blowing

    Lou Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2018
    Messages:
    491
    Location:
    San Mateo, Ca
    Ratings:
    +231 / 0 / -2
    Lifestyle/Diet:
    Vegan
    I think fake pearls by definition don't come from oysters. But some are made from sea shells. but I think even those would be considered vegan. Although I guess it could be an issue.

    I know that there are many processes for making fake pearls. but from what I understand they all result in "costume jewelry". they might look nice with your prom dress, but among the people who actually buy pearls, they are considered .... well.... costume jewelry. Although many of them can't tell them from the real thing.

    Your best bet is to visit a thrift store or maybe a "vintage" clothing store and just buy whatever appeals to you. Just don't spend very much money. Fake pearls have very little resale value.

    Maybe a better idea is to go to an arts and crafts fair and buy a handmade necklace by an artist. You will be supporting the art community and not some nameless faceless industry. Plus it will be a unique and hopefully pretty necklace. :)

    And then there is this: if someone who knows you are vegan may call you out on wearing pearls. And I would think it would be embarrassing to have to explain that they are fake.
     
  3. Aimee

    Aimee New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2018
    Messages:
    2
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0
    Lifestyle/Diet:
    Vegan
    Thank you for your ideas Lou.

    I have since contacted Swarovski and they have informed me their pearls are vegan (whether there are completely ethical towards environment/people, I have not finished researching).

    The problem with a lot of fake pearls is they do not come from oysters but they are still coated in material originating from fish scales so it is hard to know which are vegan and which aren't.

    I like your suggestion of going to a local hand-made artist or thrift shop
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Jinendra Singh
    Balanced

    Jinendra Singh Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2018
    Messages:
    76
    Location:
    united Kingdom
    Ratings:
    +14 / 0 / -1
    Lifestyle/Diet:
    Vegan Newbie
    i don't know about the pearl jewelry but i shopped from one place that is address chic where i purchased a lot of jewelry for my girlfriend as we both are vegan i was having no hesitation and my gf also liked those gift items and where ever we are out he knows what to wear ethically
    www.addresschic.com

    one of image i bought for my gf
    caf.jpg
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice