Well the answer is a qualified YES. Quite frankly it depends on how long you have known each other. If you want to give your “new” girlfriend something special then I would suggest a pair of White Freshwater Earrings. These are not too expensive however quite a thoughtful gift. However only buy “real” cultured pearls as sooner or later she will discover that they are fake and of course that will not go over very well.
If you have been seeing one another for a while… say over a month then I would suggest a nice white Freshwater pearl bracelet. longer than say a couple of months may be the time for a lovely white Freshwater or Akoya pearl necklace or tahitian pendant.
Now…. the time will come when a serious relationship exists and you really want something special. Well then look at the large Japanese Akoya Pearl Necklaces or even Hanadama (Mikimoto) Pearls. A less expensive alternative is the latest in Freshwater Pearl technology and is called the Freshwater Orient Pearls as these are 99% blemish free a a fraction of the Akoya Price.
Be very cautious about purchasing black or colored pearls for your girlfriend unless you know specifically that she likes colored pearls and has the complexion to wear these colors.
Pearls are the perfect gift for your girlfriend at any stage in the relationship. Go ahead and be confident with your purchase and watch her face!