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Tutti Frutti Rubies Sapphires Emeralds Gold Diamonds Baroque Pearls Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
In these classic Tutti Frutti Style earrings the tops are 2 White Gold and Diamonds Branches, 16 round full cut diamonds weighing 0,25 carats,and 3 pairs of faceted 4x5 mm. Rubies ,...
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Early 2000s Art Deco Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold

Yoko London Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Earrings in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in London, GB
These elegant earrings by Yoko London feature lustrous 9-9.5mm Freshwater pearls beneath a striking arrangement of diamonds. Pair these intricate earrings with any evening look to ad...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Earrings

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Cultured Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, Yellow ...

Art Deco Style 14k Gold And Diamonds Bows Rubies Baroque Pearls Dangle Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
In these classic Art Deco Style earrings the tops are 2 White Gold and Diamonds Bows, 28 round full cut diamonds and 1 pair of small round Ruby cabs ,in the lower parts we have 2 Wh...
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2010s Art Deco Pearl Earrings

Materials

Pearl, Ruby, Diamond, White Gold

Fabulous Sixties Mikimoto Earrings
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 1960s, 14k, by Mikimoto, Japan. Stylish and elegant, these very sixties earrings have a subtle starburst design. The look is vintage chic at its "Slim Aaron cocktails around ...
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1960s Vintage Pearl Earrings

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Cultured Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Gem Veto Button Mother-of-Pearl and Diamond Earrings
Located in Dallas, TX
These 18 karat yellow gold round button stud earrings by Gem Veto feature tear shaped mother-of-pearl inlays and are accented with 190 pave diamonds weighing an approximate 2.50 cara...
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1980s Modern Vintage Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Ella Gafter Sapphire Pearl Diamond Earrings
Located in New York, NY
The sapphire and pearl earrings feature a flower design on the ear with 8.40 carats of oval cut faceted orange sapphires. The tops suspend 2 South Sea pearls of 15mm diameter. 0.35 c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Pearl Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, White Diamond, South Sea Pearl, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Whit...

White Pearls,Diamonds,Multicolor Sapphires,14 Karat Rose Gold Stud Earrings
Located in Marcianise, Marcianise (CE)
Beautiful stud earrings in 14 karat rose gold structure mounted with a white pearl and, in the upper part, diamonds and multicolor sapphires. These earrings were totally handmade by ...
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1970s Retro Vintage Pearl Earrings

Materials

Sapphire, Diamond, Pearl, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Tears of Aurora Earrings, 18kt Yellow & White Gold, Sapphires, Diamonds, Pearls
Located in Melbourne, Vic
Aurora, Roman Goddess of the Dawn arose each day from beyond the great river encircling the world. As she blazed her passage across the sky, her falling tears kissed the earth becomi...
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2010s Renaissance Revival Pearl Earrings

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Yellow Sapphire, Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold...

Ella Gafter South Sea Pearl Stud Ruby Earrings
Located in New York, NY
The pearl stud earrings features a pair of 16mm diameter South Sea pearls atop a design with 3.87 carats of oval cut faceted rubies. 0.25 carats of round diamonds complete the design...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Pearl Earrings

Materials

South Sea Pearl, Ruby, White Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

Ammanii Star Jacket Earrings with Pearls and Zircon in Vermeil Gold
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Our newest addition to our Sa'mma = sky collection is the star studded earrings with freshwater pearls. Inspired by the sky; the universal blanket that covers mankind and protects us...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Earrings

Materials

Pearl, Zircon, Vermeil

South Sea Pearls White Natural Color and High Luster and Orient
Located in Cordoba, ES
Natural Color South Sea Pearl Earrings - Origin: Indonesia ocean waters - Produced by Pinctada Maxima Oyster - Total weight of 3.71 grams - Size of Pearls 9-10 mm of diameter - ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Earrings

Materials

South Sea Pearl, Silver

Mabe Pearl Earrings with Diamonds 0.40 Carat and Rubies 0.60 Carat 18 Karat Gold
Located in Carlsbad, CA
Mabe Pearls Diamonds 0.40 Carats ( Color: F, Clarity: VS ) Rubies = 0.60 Carats Metal: 18K Gold Jewelry Gift Box Included
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Late 20th Century Modern Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1980s Mabe Pearl 18 Karat Gold Ear Clips
Located in New York, NY
These chic 1980s 18 karat gold ear clips have been beautifully designed and masterfully handcrafted for a comfortable fit on the ear. Two perfectly matching white and lustrous mabe p...
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1980s Vintage Pearl Earrings

Materials

Pearl, 18k Gold

Elegant 18 K Yellow Gold Vintage 1970 Pearl Diamonds Earclips
Located in Zurich, Zollstrasse
A pair of very elegant solid 18 K yellow Gold earclips designed as a stylised flower featuring 2 Akoya cultured pearls measuring ca. 9.5 mm and the petals set with brilliant cut Diao...
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1970s Contemporary Vintage Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Ella Gafter Emerald Pearl Earrings
Located in New York, NY
The emerald and South Sea pearl earrings feature a flower design on the ear with 7.21 carats of oval cut faceted emeralds. The tops suspend 2 South Sea pearls of 14.5/15mm diameter. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Pearl Earrings

Materials

Pearl, White Diamond, Emerald, South Sea Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

Ruser Signed Pearl and Diamond Earrings
Located in Saint Louis, MO
William Ruser is best know for being the go to Hollywood designer from the 40's until he retired in 1969. Some of his loyal clients include Barbara Stanwyck and Marlene Dietrich. A p...
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1950s Vintage Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

Morganite with Cultured Perles and Diamonds on White Gold Chandelier Earrings
Located in Vannes, FR
Discover this Cultured Perles pink with Natural Morganite 2 White Diamonds shape B 0.140 carat White Gold 18K weight 4.25 grams 2 type of Claps Chandelier Earrings Can be adapte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Earrings

Materials

Cultured Pearl, Diamond, White Diamond, Morganite, Multi-gemstone, Gold,...

Ella Gafter South Sea Pearl Diamond Earrings
Located in New York, NY
The South Sea pearl and diamond clip-on earrings feature two large and splendid pearls of 17.5mm diameter. The surrounding gold corona is set with 3.90 carats of round diamonds. All ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, White Diamond, South Sea Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

Diamond and Pearl Drop Earrings
Located in Saint Louis, MO
3 pearl drop earrings accented with 1 round brilliant cut diamond per earring with 14kt white gold omega backs
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21st Century and Contemporary Retro Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 14k Gold

Cultured Pearl and Diamond Earrings Set in 18 Karat White Gold and Diamonds
Located in Saint Louis, MO
18kt white gold mountings accented with diamonds surround beautiful white pearls with omega backs
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1940s Modern Vintage Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Cultured Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Gold Pearl and Kite Cut Diamond Earrings
Located in Stamford, CT
Unusual kite shaped diamonds twinkle wand move on this pair of vintage 6 mm cultured pearl earrings, with diamond flecks inset on each pearl. Between each pearl, east, west, south an...
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20th Century Modern Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 14k Gold

Ella Gafter Pearl Orange Sapphire Diamond Flower Earrings
Located in New York, NY
The sapphire and pearl earrings feature a flower design on the ear with 7 carats of oval cut faceted orange sapphires. The tops suspend 2 South Sea pearls of 15mm diameter. 0.12 cara...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Pearl Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, South Sea Pearl, Pearl, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Whit...

Van Cleef & Arpels Mabé Pearl and Diamond Ear Clips
Located in San Francisco, CA
Circa 1980's, these VCA NY 18k gold clip earrings are classic designs from the period. Each earring centers a mabé cultured pearls measuring approximately 17mm, both accented by 40 ...
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1980s Vintage Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold

Onyx, Diamond & Pearl Earrings
Located in Saint Louis, MO
One of a kind south sea pearl, diamond and onyx earrings with secure omega clasps. Set in 18kt white gold
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Late 20th Century Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Pearl, 18k Gold

Linda Joslin Mabe Pearl Earrings with 1.50 Carat of Diamonds 14 Karat Gold
By Linda Lee Johnson
Located in Carlsbad, CA
Brand: Linda Joslin Very Fine Mabe Pearls Diamonds = 1.50 Carats Color: E Clarity: VS Metal: 14K Yellow Gold Clasp: Omega Back Weight = 29.6 Grams
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Late 20th Century Art Nouveau Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Corletto Italy Cultured Pearl and Turquoise Flower Yellow Gold Button Earrings
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Mid 20th Century beautifully made by Corletto in Italy. These floral button shaped earrings featuring 7 mm plus size pearl centrally set in a four prong turquoise cabochon frame wi...
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Mid-20th Century Pearl Earrings

Materials

Cultured Pearl, Turquoise, 14k Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Marina J Black Spinel and White Pearl Tassel Earrings with 14 K White Gold
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
These black spinel and white pearl tassel earrings with 14k white gold stud and sterling silver findings are elegant. The graduated strands of the tassel start with glittering black ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Pearl Earrings

Materials

Pearl, Spinel, Silver, Sterling Silver, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

Seaman Schepps Triple Pearl Cluster Earrings
Located in Saint Louis, MO
3 saltwater baroque shaped pearls accented with aquamarine stones set in 18kt yellow gold with omega backs. stamped for Seaman Schepps.
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21st Century and Contemporary Pearl Earrings

Materials

Aquamarine, Pearl, 18k Gold

Ella Gafter South Sea Pearl Diamond Drop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
The South Sea pearl and diamond drop earrings feature two splendid pearls measuring 15mm x 15.5mm from the waters of Northwestern Australia. They display fine quality nacre and their...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Pearl Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, South Sea Pearl, Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

Marina J Pearl with Diamonds and Green Onyx Tassel Earrings
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
These dazzling tassel earrings start with a large half pearl sitting atop a diamond-encrusted cup. Vibrant green onyx and small pearl strands complete the earrings. The lever back cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco Style Jade Pearls Ruby Gold Diamonds Black Enamel Dangle Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Art Deco earrings with 2 fresh water pearls and round rubies cabochon in the center, middle parts in white gold, full cut round diamonds,small rubies,black enamels,bottom parts have ...
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1980s Art Deco Vintage Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Jade, Pearl, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Enamel

South Sea Pearls Earrings, White Silver Natural Color, High Luster
Located in Cordoba, ES
- Natural Color Genuine South Sea Pearls Stud earrings - Pearls Origin: Indonesian ocean waters - Produced by Pinctada Maxima Oyster - High-Quality Pearls - Mounting manufactured...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Earrings

Materials

South Sea Pearl, Silver

Ella Gafter Sapphire Pearl Diamond Earrings
Located in New York, NY
The sapphire and pearl earrings feature two faceted pear shape blue sapphires encrusted into two larger faceted yellow sapphires, a rare technical feat. (Total weight of sapphires is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Pearl Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Diamond, Pearl, Sapphire,...

Ugolini 18Karat Yellow Gold White Pearls 0.16Karat White Diamond Dangle Earrings
Located in Rome, IT
These amazing earrings are made with a 18 karats yellow gold little chain and 0,16 karats white diamonds, they're also embellished with two round white sea pearls. Pearls are belie...
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2010s Art Deco Pearl Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Modern Peridot Pearl Diamond and Gold Earrings
Located in London, GB
A pair of peridot, pearl and diamond earrings, set with eight graduating pear shaped peridots, with a total weight of 39.75ct, six cultured and baroque pearls, with a total weight of...
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2010s Modern Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Peridot, 18k Gold

14MM Round Cultured South Sea Golden Pearl & Diamond Earrings In 18K White Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
These pearl stud earrings showcase two fine quality cultured South Sea golden pearls that measure an impressive 14mm round. The gem source is Indonesia. Sparkling round brilliant cut...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, Cultured Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Mabe Pearl 14 Karat Yellow Gold Clip On Earrings
Located in St. Louis Park, MN
These lovely vintage earrings feature Mabe Pearl each 20mm in size. They measure 1" in diameter and are set in 14 karat yellow Gold. Weight: 15.9 grams
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20th Century Pearl Earrings

Materials

Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Jona South Sea Pearl 18 Karat Yellow Gold Dangle Earrings
By Jona
Located in Torino, IT
Jona design collection, hand crafted in Italy, 18 karat yellow gold dangle pearl earrings, showcasing two natural grey Tahiti pearls, two Australian white pearls and two natural gold...
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2010s Pearl Earrings

Materials

Natural Pearl, South Sea Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

White Black Diamonds Pearls White Gold Dangle Earrings Handcrafted in Italy
Located in Milano, IT
Elegant drop earrings in white 18k gold with natural freshwater white pearls. The size of the each pearl is 20 millimeters x 13 millimeters / 0.78 inches x 0.51 inches. Both earring...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Black Diamond, Freshwater Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

Tutti Frutti Ruby Sapphire Emerald Gold Diamonds Baroque Pearls Dangle Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
In these classic Tutti Frutti Style earrings the tops are 2 White Gold and Diamonds wavy bars, 26 round full cut diamonds weighing 0,26 carats,and 3 pairs Rubies ,Emeralds and Blue ...
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Early 2000s Art Deco Pearl Earrings

Materials

Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire, Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 14k Gold

Tutti Frutti Ruby Sapphire Emerald Gold Diamonds Baroque Pearls Dangle Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
In these classic Tutti Frutti Style earrings the tops are 2 White Gold and Diamonds Y shape Branches, 20 round full cut diamonds weighing 0,20 carats,and 3 pairs of faceted 4x5 mm. ...
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Early 2000s Art Deco Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold

Marquise White Diamond 18 Karat Gold Australian Pearl Dangle Drop Earrings
Located in Milano, IT
These exquisitely crafted earrings are classic and elegant and made of two drops of diamond mounted in 18k white gold supporting a single Australian pearl whose perfectly round shape...
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2010s Pearl Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold, Gold

18k Yellow Gold Heart Shaped Mabe Pearl and Tourmaline Earring
Located in Dallas, TX
Heart shaped Mabe Pearl and Green Tourmaline earring set in 18K Yellow Gold. A unique and classic piece to add to your wardrobe for any occasion.
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1980s Classical Greek Vintage Pearl Earrings

Materials

Pearl, Tourmaline

Yianni Creations Pearl Fine Silver and Black Rhodium Handmade Earrings
Located in Astoria, NY
Yianni Creations Hephestos Collection 100% Handmade Artisan Earrings from Fine Silver. Each earring feature a 7 -7.5mm Freshwater Pearl contrasting with unique Black Rhodium backgrou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Earrings

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Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Natural Pearl, Palladium, Rhodium, Silver, Ster...

Yianni Creations Pearl Fine Silver Palladium Round Dangle Earrings
Located in Astoria, NY
From Yianni Creations Ammos Collection, these are handmade artisan earrings from a fine silver plated with palladium to resist against elements. Each earring feature a 7mm round fres...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Earrings

Materials

Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Natural Pearl, Palladium, Silver, Sterling Silver

Yianni Creations Diamond Set of Bracelet Earrings and Pendant with Dark Pearls
Located in Astoria, NY
Yianni Creations presents a set of jewels from Ammos Collection which is handmade in Greece from fine silver 950 purity and plated with palladium to resist against elements. Each ite...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Earrings

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Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Diamond, White Diamond, Palladium, Silver, Ster...

Natural Emerald Diamond and South Sea White Pearl Dangle Earrings 18 Karat
Located in Brunswick, ME
Stunning Natural Colombian Emerald Diamond and Pearl Drop Dangle Earrings 18K 100% Natural Colombian Emeralds (Minor Oiled) Pear Cut AAA Medium Green/ Clarity, VS/SI Total Emeralds...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Earrings

Materials

Emerald, South Sea Pearl, Pearl, Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

South Sea Pearl and Blue Sapphire Drop Earrings
Located in Brunswick, ME
A stunning pair of dangle drop dangle South Sea pearl earrings set with a stunning royal blue sapphire 1.10 carat. Natural Round Cultivate White South Sea Pearls Surface : Thick Nacr...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Earrings

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South Sea Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, White Gold, 14...

South Sea Pearl Diamond and Emerald Earrings 18 Karat
Located in Brunswick, ME
Designer 14mm White South Sea Cultured Pearl Diamond and Colombian Emerald Huggie Clip-on Earrings 18K Primary Stone: Natural South-Sea White Cultured Pearl Pearl Measurements: 14.00...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Earrings

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White Diamond, Emerald, Pearl, Diamond, South Sea Pearl, 18k Gold, White...

Jacqueline Rose Vine Pearl Stud Earrings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vine stud earrings in 14K gold with bezel set Freshwater pearls. A perfect everyday pair. Each Jacqueline Rose piece is handcrafted in Los Angeles.
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Earrings

Materials

Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, 14k Gold

Yianni Creations Pearl and Diamond Fine Silver 24 Karat Gold Dangle Earrings
Located in Astoria, NY
These are Yianni Creations handmade artisan earrings from Midas Collection crafted in Greece from fine silver 950 purity and plated with palladium to resist the elements. These squar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Natural Pearl, Gold, 24...

Yianni Creations Fresh Water Pearl Dangle Earrings in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in Astoria, NY
These are Yianni Creations handmade artisan earrings crafted in Greece from 18 Karat Yellow Gold. These round dangle earrings feature 7MM freshwater pearl. The unique look is created...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Earrings

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Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Natural Pearl, Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Deakin & Francis 18Kt Yellow Gold Diamond and Cultured Pearl Cluster Earrings
Located in Birmingham, West Midlands
DEAKIN & FRANCIS, Piccadilly Arcade, London These classic 18kt gold diamond and cultured pearl cluster earrings are a must have in any jewellery box. Made from the finest materials,...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Cultured Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Nathalie Jean Contemporary Ruby Tourmaline Pearl Gold Drop Dangle Earrings
Located in Milan, Lombardia
Made by hand in Nathalie Jean's Milan atelier, Microcosmos Earrings in 18 karat rosé gold, a warm, sophisticated color close to yellow gold, are devised as a game, a construction or ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Pearl Earrings

Materials

Pearl, Ruby, Tourmaline, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

Small French Pearl 18k Gold Earrings, 19th Century
Located in St. Catharines, ON
This beautiful pair of French 18k rose gold earrings called dormeuses as you can also wear them in your sleep, are enhanced with a cluster of seed pearl flowers and attached to lever...
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1890s Victorian Antique Pearl Earrings

Materials

Pearl, Rose Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

Alex Jona Baroque Tahiti Pearl Ice Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Dangle Earrings
By Jona
Located in Torino, IT
Alex Jona one-of-a-kind design collection, hand crafted in Italy, 18 karat white gold dangle earrings, showcasing two natural light grey Tahiti baroque pearls, suspended from 13.30 c...
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2010s Pearl Earrings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Natural Pearl, White Gold, 18k Gold

White Orchid Studio Fire and Ice 1 South Sea Pearls Sapphire Gold Earrings
Located in Athens, GA
Replicas of vanilla bean pods suspend an untreated Songea sapphire, above a 10mm golden South Sea pearl, and the studio's spacer in 14kt yellow gold. An approximate 1.5" drop.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Earrings

Materials

South Sea Pearl, Sapphire, 14k Gold

White Orchid Studio Spring Dancing Amethyst Pearls Labradorite Silver Ear Wires
Located in Athens, GA
White Orchid Studio's vanilla bean ear wires in sterling silver suspend dark and light amethyst, silver and pistachio freshwater pearls, labradorite, and a variety of micro-faceted g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Earrings

Materials

Freshwater Pearl, Pearl, Amethyst, Labradorite, Silver

Vintage and Antique Pearl Jewelry

The pearl has been synonymous with ladylike elegance since the Tudor period — learn what to look for when shopping for vintage and antique pearl jewelry as well as how to tell the origin of a pearl with our handy primer.

Every woman at some point in her life desires a simple strand of pearls. They are elegant, timeless, versatile — just ask Coco Chanel or Jacqueline Kennedy — and valuable. In 1917, Pierre Cartier famously traded a double-strand of natural pearls for a Fifth Avenue mansion, the Cartier brand’s flagship store ever since. And if you were born in the beginning of summer, pearl is the June birthstone.

It is possible to tell where a pearl originated from its appearance. Akoyas are usually round and white — the classic pearl, if you will. South Sea pearls are normally larger and vary in color; orangey yellow ones are not uncommon. Tahitian pearls are mostly black but can also be gray or brown, and between the Akoya and the South Sea varieties in size. Freshwater pearls, or Orientals, run the gamut in terms of color and size, but in shape, they tend to resemble Rice Krispies. Another important distinction is a round pearl versus a baroque pearl. A round pearl is self-explanatory, but there are two types of baroque pearls: symmetrical and asymmetrical. In general, the symmetrical variation commands a higher valuation. Within a strand of pearls, uniformity is prized — the more the individual pearls resemble one another, the more valuable the strand.

According to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the earliest recorded mention of a pearl was in 2206 BC by a Chinese historian. Centuries later, Christopher Columbus made it a point to visit pearl fisheries during his 15th-century exploration of the Caribbean. Since the late-19th century, the Japanese have been at the forefront of cultivating pearls, when jeweler Kokichi Mikimoto successfully cultured the world’s first pearl in 1893.

On 1stDibs, find vintage and antique pearl necklaces, pearl earrings and other accessories.