Today, about 90-95% of all commercial pearl jewelry comes from cultured pearls, with natural, wild pearls mostly residing in collector’s markets and estate jewelry shops. There’s a stunning variety of VERY realistic-looking synthetic pearls out there too, many of them marketed under names like Majorica or “Shell Pearls.”
Cultured pearls are pearls that come from a mollusk, whether saltwater or Freshwater varieties.
Because the resulting pearls are a product of a natural process, they will invariably have small inclusions, variations in nacre depth, luster, color/overtone and shape.
This means that each and every single pearl harvested is a totally unique, individual gemstone with its own character and personality. Like snowflakes, no two pearls are totally, completely the same.
This gives us all a wonderful opportunity to enjoy jewelry that becomes yours and yours alone through the pearls' identifying characteristics. It's a lovely thought, in my opinion.
Golden South Sea pearls are famed for their luxurious natural shades of Gold. These rare colors are said to bring the wearer health, wealth and wisdom.
Sumptuous, tantalizing 18K Golden hues shimmer and shine! This gorgeous Golden South Sea Pearl Necklace features gorgeous natural Golden hues, and bright, sharp luster. The lightly Circled Baroque pearls feature neutral Golden and Silver Overtones, and gorgeous Golden hues that are sure to keep the eye moving from one pearl to the next.
The necklace graduates smoothly from 12.0-13.4mm. The pearls are individually double-knotted on matching gold silk, and finished with a clasp of your choice. The pearls will arrive in our Signature Little Black Box with a retail appraisal and care instructions. Each South Sea pearl necklace featured on Pure Pearls has been hand-selected for beauty and color - they are all one of a kind.
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