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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  • Cultured Natural Black South Sea Tahitian Peacock AA Grade 11 - 13 mm Pearl Strand 18 inch Necklace
    Cultured Black South Sea Tahitian AA Grade Pearl Strand 18 inch Necklace | Blacy's Fine Jewelers
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    $4,995.00
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    $4,995.00
  • Lika Behar Pearlita Keshi Pearl and Diamond Drop Earrings 24K Gold and Oxidized Silver
    Lika Behar Kashi Pearl Drop Earrings | Blacy's Fine Jewelers
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    $2,595.00
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    $2,595.00
  • Cultured Large Natural Black South Sea 15.5 mm Pearl and Diamond Drop Earrings 18K Rose Gold
    Large Black South Sea Pearl Drop Earrings in Rose Gold and Diamond. | Blacy's Fine Jewelers
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    $4,795.00
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    $4,795.00
  • ASBA Natural Ombre White, Gold, Grey, and Black South Sea Pearl Strand 36"
    Natural Ombre White, Gold, Grey, and Black South Sea Pearl Strand 36 Inches long No Clasp | Blacy's Fine Jewelers
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    $3,850.00
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    $3,850.00
  • White Cultured Freshwater Pearl Necklace with Black Diamonds Paved Bead Sterling Silver
    White Cultured Freshwater Pearl Necklace with Black Diamonds | Blacy's Fine Jewelers
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    $1,895.00
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    $1,895.00
  • White Fresh Water Coin Pearls Individually Knotted Necklace Sterling Silver Clasp 16 Inch Length
    White Fresh Water Coin Pearls Individually Knotted Necklace Sterling Silver Clasp 16 Inch Length | Blacy's Fine Jewelers
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    $1,695.00
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    $1,695.00
  • Multi Colored Fresh Water Baroque Pearls 18K Yellow Gold Clasp 16 Inch Necklace
    Fresh Water Baroque Pearls 18K Yellow Gold Clasp 16 Inch Necklace | Blacy's Fine Jewelers
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    $1,695.00
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    $1,695.00
  • Cultured Natural Golden and White South Sea Pearls 10 - 11 mms 16 inches with Magnetic Twist Clasp
    Natural Variated Golden South Sea Pearls 16 inches with Magnetic Twist Clasp | Blacy's Fine Jewelers
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    $1,595.00
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    $1,595.00