November 30, 2022

The Pearl with the Golden Glow



Golden South Sea Pearls for the Holidays 


Why Golden South Sea Pearls Make the Perfect Holiday Gift

We’re gushing over Golden South Sea Pearls as the holiday season peaks around the corner, and you can, too!

Considered the epitome of luxury, White and Golden South Sea Pearls are known as the Queen of Cultured Pearls and are some of the largest, rarest and most valuable pearls available.

Their soft, satiny glow and dreamy colors may leave you feeling star-struck!

With the merriment beginning and the twinkling lights soon to be shining this season, it’s no surprise why Golden South Sea Pearls are glowing (wink-wink) in popularity as one of the best gifts to give — and to receive, of course — during the holidays. 

At Pure Pearls, we love sharing our knowledge of pearls and helping all our amazing customers shop for the perfect set of pearls at the best price - whatever the occasion.

Today I’m going to let you in on some insider information about why South Sea Pearls are so fantastic and give you tips on what to look for when purchasing these golden delights and all types of pearls.


 Golden South Sea Pearl and Diamond Earrings

Golden South Sea Pearl and Diamond Artemis Earrings from Pure Pearls


Myth: Golden South Sea Pearls are Dyed Yellow


The exotic, yellow-gold glow of Golden South Sea Pearls has some people thinking they’re dyed this color, but they are not. Their colors are 100% natural.

Truth is, Golden South Sea Pearls can range in color from Pale Champagne to intense 24K Golden hues and their colors occur naturally. Cultivated in the warm, tropical lagoons and atolls of Australia and the Philippine Islands in the pinctada maxima oyster, White and Gold South Sea Pearls are naturally colored and known for the exceptionally thick, lustrous nacre. How amazing is that?


Golden South Sea Pearls with Shell


If you're interested in a deep dive to see why the location where these rare and beautiful pearls are cultured has so much to do with their thick, durable nacre, you can learn all about these pearls by reading our South Sea Pearl Buyer's Guide and our Expert's Guide to South Sea Pearl Grading.


Fact: Pearls Look Great for Every Occasion

Alright, I might be a little biased here, but dressy or casual, the pearl’s got your back.

And, of course, so do I.

Although we’re highlighting Golden South Sea Pearls today, there’s an array of pearl types that come in a slew of fashionable colors guaranteed to go with whatever you have in your closet. And, you don’t have to wait for a super elegant holiday party to wear your pearls my friend! Dressy or casual, there’s a pearl for every occasion.


Pearl Embellished Holiday Dress by Boston Proper


This pearl embellished dress by Boston Proper is "pearlfect" for the Holiday Season!


In a recent blog post about Pearl Core fashion trends, I explained how pearls aren’t just for jewelry. From hats to dresses, jeans to tops, shoes and more, pearls make everything more fun!

Whether going out for a night on the town, attending a special celebration, or staying in for a cozy evening, here’s a couple of ways you can pearl-it-up now through the New Year.


Pearl Embellished New Year's Eve Dress by Asos


Some New Year's Eve dresses can never be ignored. This pearl and sequin studded fringe dress by Asos is one of those! 


Should you decide to dress up for a holiday party, there are plenty of pearl-adorned dresses to help you look your best, like the ones featured above (I do highly recommend the Asos site for the largest selection and best prices!). 

While enjoying the sights and sounds of Fall this month, you may find yourself on a hayride or sitting around a fire toasting marshmallows while all decked out in your jeans, boots and favorite flannel. We’ve got theperfect pearls for that!


Golden South Sea Baroque Pearl on Leather Necklace


Our Golden South Sea Baroque Pearl on Leather Necklace is PERFECT for a Fall hayride! 


And who can resist a soft, beautiful cashmere wrap or dress topper to help keep you warm while looking stylish?


Pearl and Cashmere Shawl 

Warm, cozy and stylish! 


Even if you’re staying in for the evening, you can still have some pearly fashion goodness with these fun slippers from Neiman Marcus to keep your feet warm.


Pearl Embellished Slippers Neiman MarcusHead to toe, there’s no reason to be without pearls!



Tip: Picking the Right Pearl

Picking the right pearl is easier when you know who to turn to for insight and honesty. 

Pure Pearls has been deeply immersed in the pearl industry since 2003. Our education, experience and knowledge allow us to provide you with the facts and guidance to select the right pearls for you.

No matter your pearl color of choice, here are a few pointers to help you select the right pearls. 

Know Your Budget 

Freshwater pearls can be the most affordable, and South Sea pearls can be the most expensive. By purchasing a pair of pearl earrings or pearl pendant, you can have an excellent quality Golden South Sea Pearl at a relatively inexpensive price.

Do Your Research

As a leader in pearl education and resources, you’ve come to the right place to learn how to shop wisely for pearls.

Here’s a couple of Do’s and Don’ts I like to suggest:


  • So select a pearl vendor that specializes in pearls and has years of experience
  • Do verify if a vendor has a reasonable return and exchange program
  • Do research Pearl Grading (not all vendors grade the same) and understand pearls’ value factors (super important!) 


  • Don’t get stuck or brand names
  • Don’t purchase pearls based on price alone
  • Don’t be scammed by online auction houses and their ‘lower than low’ prices
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions on pearl grading practices, return policies and where the pearls are sourced.

Even when you do your research, if you’re shopping for someone other than yourself, it may be a bit daunting to know what type of pearl to choose or even what kind of jewelry to purchase.

If you find yourself in a pinch, pearl earrings are always a smart purchase and a welcome gift, especially when they’re as versatile and timeless as a pair of pearl stud earrings.


Golden South Sea Pearl Stud Earrings

You’ll want to read our Insider’s Guide to Pearl Prices before shopping for pearls, but here’s a sneak peek at approximate costs for the different types of pearls.

  • Freshwater Pearls
      • $80 - $700 or more. At Pure Pearls you’ll pay between $90 and $1,000 for high quality Freshwater Pearl Jewelry.
  • Akoya Pearls
      • $80 - $6,000 or more. At Pure Pearls you’ll pay between $85 and $6,000 for high quality Akoya Pearl jewelry.
  • Tahitian Pearls
      • $150 - $15,000 or more. At Pure Pearls you’ll pay between $150 and $9,000 for high quality Tahitian pearls depending on the jewelry style, pearl size and quality.
  • South Sea Pearls
      • $200 - $10,000 or more. At Pure Pearls you’ll pay between $200 and $20,000 for high quality South Sea pearls, depending on various factors like jewelry style, pearl quality and size.


    Now that you are armed with the knowledge of how to make someone’s holiday glow a little brighter, which pearls will you give this holiday season? 

    Perhaps we swayed you to try some Golden South Sea Pearls on for size?

    No matter your choice, whetherFreshwater,Akoya,Tahitian orSouth Sea pearls, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

    In a class by themselves, pearls are a distinguished gem with grace all their own. When you warm up to the pearls’ breathtaking beauty, with their variety of colors and the way the light plays upon them, this is when you realize the true magic of pearls.


    Golden South Sea Pearl NecklacesJust imagine their eyes the moment they open the velvet jewelry box, and glowing back at them are the most beautiful, satiny pearls they’ve ever seen! A Golden South Sea Pearl Necklace truly stands on its own as one of the marvels of Mother Nature.


    Yes, with any of Pure Pearls’ quality jewelry designs wrapped up for your holiday gift-giving, you’ll be scoring pointsbig time this year!

    You’re Welcome! (told you I’d help you out!)





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