The oldest known of all the precious gemstones, pearls have been coveted and revered by man for thousands of years. Regarded throughout history as symbols of wealth, power, and love, the lustrous gem has held a position of importance in nearly every culture that has encountered them. Beloved for its shimmering iridescence and variety of color and size, the pearl is adored today for being both modern and classic, adding instant style to any ensemble.
Of the different varieties, South Sea pearls are known for their soft iridescence, radiant luster, and incredible size. Magnificent in scale, they are found in the largest type of oyster, the white lipped oyster. Cultivated under the strictest orders of cultivation due to the small numbers they are found in, this type of oyster produces strikingly beautiful pearls. They materialize in different shades and hues of soft, shimmering colors. The nacre (the substance of which pearls are comprised) is also unusually thick, ranging between 2 mm and 6 mm, compared to the 0.35 mm to 0.7 mm of the more common Akoya variety. This gives the South Sea pearl its renowned luster, placing it among the most desirable of its kind.
This South Sea antique pearl necklace is a one-of-a-kind treasure all its own. It is compromised of twenty-nine alluring and exotic South Sea pearls that range from white and shades of gray to deep black and vibrant golds. It is the mix of colors that enhance each gem individually. From 13mm-15mm, these large, substantial pearls establish an atmosphere of elegance, sophistication, and refinement. At seventeen inches in length, this piece is sure to enthuse any pearl devotee.
Classic and sophisticated, these earrings boast a simple elegance. Two perfectly matched 12.8mm white pearls exhibit all the beauty synonymous with gems hailing from the warm waters of the South Seas. Approximately 1.82 total carats of sparkling white diamonds top each pearl, adding the perfect amount of shimmer. Set in 18K white gold, these earrings are statement of prevailing class and taste.
While the size of South Sea pearls is perfect for a single strand necklace, a single pearl is also large enough for a gorgeous and eye-catching ring. A monumental 17.2mm Tahitian black pearl showcases its mesmerizing beauty in this ring. Attended to by 1.90 carats of white diamonds in its 18K white gold setting, this pearl displays the peerless depth and glow accomplished through the unusually thick nacre for which these gems of the sea are coveted.