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Jewelry by Na Hoku
This week while we're on the subject of Black Pearls, I thought I'd spend some time showcasing one of the little known pearls: dyed Black Akoya.
Why you ask?
Well for one, Black Akoya pearls are VERY striking visually. Dyed Black Akoya present as an incredibly uniform Jet Black usually with Dark Midnight Blue or Greenish Black overtones and near-identical Luster appearance. These color-treated cultured pearls can really pack a dramatic punch and often resemble Onyx beads.
Let's take a dive in and explore how uniquely beautiful the Black Akoya pearl can be!
Black Akoya pearl necklaces aren't usually featured when you search for a Black Pearl Necklace ... 99% of the time, you'll be staring at Tahitian pearls, and the less expensive Black Freshwater.
Finally after hours of looking hither and yon I decided to mostly just feature our own models wearing Black Akoya pearl jewelry, with some pictures I found around the web with some pretty interesting ideas on how to wear these bold and daring pearls in a chic, modern way.
A classic pearl stud earring but with a striking twist: Black Akoya Pearl Stud Earrings! These studs are also a huge savings over Tahitian pearl earrings!
To recreate this look, I'd recommend the 7.0-7.5mm Black Akoya Stud Earrings.
A simple single strand of Black Akoya pearls can add a splash of eye-catching drama to any outfit. The Midnight Blue-Black colors are incredibly uniform in appearance, making for an edgy, urban take on a classic pearl necklace.
Add to the drama by wearing a pair of matching Black Akoya Pearl Earrings. Go big, or keep them smaller-sized to recreate this daintier look. The 6.5-7.0mm Black Akoya Necklace and matching Earring Set should do the trick!
Go heavy on the drama by wearing two necklaces to create a Double Strand Black Akoya Pearl Necklace look. Worn business-chic with a white blazer is both eye-catching and incredibly modern!
Go Boho chic with a pair of Black Akoya Tin Cup Dangle Earrings. We love the movement, swing and length (not too long though!) of these dark cluster earrings.
OR get multiple strands of these relatively inexpensive pearls and knot them together for a bold, chunky style.
While this necklace in particular is composed of faux black pearls, this look can easily be pulled off by layering multiple strands of Black Akoya pearls in various sizes to recreate this look.
This is a wild, dramatic take: go bold by knotting a strand of White Akoya and Black Akoya pearls together!
Honestly, the bigger the better to recreate this eye-catching styling - I'm guessing this used pearls in the 8.0-9.0mm range and probably start with a 35-Inch Opera Length.
Speaking of Opera Length Pearl Necklaces, this 36-Inch strand is a perfect way to play around with different pearl necklace looks without spending a fortune. What I love about the Opera Length (and longer!) strands is that they can be worn long and loose, doubled up, tripled (if you have the length for it) or layered with other pearls and chains for a funky, artistic look.
While we're on the subject of layering, check out this Black Akoya Pearl Tin Cup Necklace. Worn by itself for a minimalist look, or layered with longer chains, pendants and strands of pearls, the simple Tin Cup is a heavy hitter!
We also offer a matching Tin Cup Bracelet should you decide you gotta have a full set. ;)
That's it for me this week! Believe it or not, photos of people rocking Black Akoya pearls are a lot harder to come by than you'd suspect ... especially considering how cool these pearls actually are.
What do you think? Would you rock some Black Akoya pearls?
Until next week ...
These exquisite pearl earrings are a favorite at Pure Pearls for their romantic look. These gorgeous 14K gold pearl earrings have two beautiful Japanese Black Akoya pearls with a 'Very High' grade mirror luster. Two gorgeous earrings with seven sparkling diamonds on each earring adorn this romantic piece which exhibits the finest color and quality in Japanese Akoya pearls.
Pure Pearls imports their Akoya pearls from the world famous pearl farms of Japan, grown in the Pinctada fucata oyster. All of our Akoya Pearl Tin Cups are made on site, and our extensive experience and careful attention to detail allows us to create truly beautiful Akoya pearl jewelry.
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