Collection: Pearls

Pearls, both natural and modern cultured pearls, occur in a wide variety of colors. The most familiar colors are white and cream (a light yellowish brown). Black, gray, and silver are also fairly common, but the palette of pearl colors extends to every hue. The main color, or bodycolor, is often modified by additional colors called overtones, which are typically pink (sometimes called rosé), green, purple, or blue. Some pearls also show the iridescent phenomenon known as orient.

There are four major types of cultured pearls:

  • Akoya—This type is most familiar to many jewelry customers. Japan and China both produce saltwater Akoya cultured pearls.
  • South Sea—Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines are leading sources of these saltwater cultured pearls.
  • Tahitian—Cultivated primarily around the islands of French Polynesia (the most familiar of these is Tahiti), these saltwater cultured pearls usually range from white to black.
  • Freshwater—These are usually cultured in freshwater lakes and ponds. They’re produced in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors. China and the US are the leading sources.
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  • Diamond Clasped 13mm South Sea Pearl Bracelet with 6 Pearls 18K Yellow Gold Beads and 14K White Gold Accent Links Diamond 0.11ct
    Diamond Clasped 13mm South Sea Pearl Bracelet with 6 Pearls 18K Yellow Gold Beads and 14K White Gold Accent Links Diamond 0.11ct | Blacy's Vault
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    $4,600.00
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    $4,600.00
  • 18K Yellow Gold South Sea Pearl Bracelet with 6 Pearls in Assorted Colors and Shapes with Sterling Silver Accent Beads, Sterling Silver Jump Rings Throughout Bracelet with Fold Over Safety Clasp
    18K Yellow Gold South Sea Pearl Bracelet with 6 Pearls in Assorted Colors and Shapes with Sterling Silver Accent Beads, Sterling Silver Jump Rings Throughout Bracelet with Fold Over Safety Clasp | Blacy's Vault
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    $4,595.00
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    $4,595.00
  • Lika Behar Karin Earrings
    Lika Behar Karin Earrings
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    $1,895.00
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    $1,895.00
  • Lika Behar Katya Pearl Necklace
    Lika Behar Katya Pearl Necklace
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    $1,980.00
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    $1,980.00
  • Ombré South Sea Pearl Bracelet
    Ombré South Sea Pearl Bracelet | Blacy's Vault
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    $995.00
  • Lika Behar Kashi Pearl Drop Earrings
    Lika Behar Kashi Pearl Drop Earrings | Blacy's Vault
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    $2,595.00
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    $2,595.00
  • Lika Behar Domus Tassel Necklace
    Lika Behar Domus Tassel Necklace
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    $2,780.00
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    $2,780.00
  • Fresh Water Cultured Pearl Strand
    Fresh Water Cultured Pearl Strand
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    $2,595.00
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    $2,595.00