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Multicolor Moonstone Necklace in 18 Karat Gold with Diamond & Pearls
Located in Hong Kong, Kowloon
Mångata - the glimmering reflection of the moon on the water... We illustrate this phenomenon with a suite of dangling multicolor moonstone briolette cabochons. These dangling moonst...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Moonstone, Pearl, Rose Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

Faye Kim 18k Gold Aquamarine and Pearl Earrings
Located in Westport, CT
Set in 18k green gold, beautiful blue Aquamarines are bezel set and paired with lustrous white freshwater pearls to create a pair of modern-day classic drop earrings. Matte-finishe...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

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Aquamarine, Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold

Mikimoto Pearl Station Yellow Gold by the Yard Necklace
Located in Stamford, CT
Mikimoto 11 pearl station 18 Inch necklace in 18k yellow gold. 16 inches long. 11 cultured rose hue pearls, 6mm 18k yellow gold Stamped: 750 Hallmark: M 5.2 grams Total length: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Yoko London Green Amethyst, Diamond and Pearl Earrings in 18 Karat Rose Gold
Located in London, GB
These unique earrings by Yoko London feature a lustrous Pistachio coloured Tahitian pearl beneath a mesmerising Green Amethyst. Set in warm 18 Karat Rose Gold to enrich the hue of ge...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

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Pearl, Black Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Amethyst, Diamond, White Diamond, 18...

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Detachable Cultured Pearl Drop Clip-On Earrings
Located in New York, NY
These magnificent vintage Van Cleef & Arpels clip-on earrings are crafted in platinum and feature gorgeous detachable drops. The earrings are set with 2 round diamonds weighing an es...
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1960s Vintage Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Cultured Pearl, Platinum

Atelier Zobel Ombré Tahitian and South Sea Pearl Multilength Necklaces
Located in Dallas, TX
Versatility at its finest! This one-of-one Ombré Necklace can be worn a a number of ways - as pictured, it showcases a spectacular 34" strand of Ombré Tahitian and South Sea pearls, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Pearl Jewelry

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South Sea Pearl, Black Pearl, Natural Pearl, Pearl, Oriental Pearl, Silv...

Faye Kim 18k Gold White Sapphire and Freshwater Pearl Earrings
Located in Westport, CT
Set in 18k green gold, White Sapphire is paired with white freshwater pearls to create a pair of modern-day classic drop earrings. Matte-finished. Casual or corporate, the clean des...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Freshwater Pearl, Sapphire, Cultured Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold

Antique French Gold and Enamel Bracelet with Ruby and Pearl Accents
Located in New York, NY
An antique Georgian period gold and black enamel bracelet comprised of seven open panels with quatrefoil florettes set with ruby and pearl decoration with alternating engraved spacer...
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1830s Georgian Antique Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Enamel

Ella Gafter Tahitian Black Pearl Strand Necklace
Located in New York, NY
The 33 pearls composing the 18” necklace originate from the waters of Tahiti. Their diameter range is 15-12mm. They feature thick healthy nacre, slight graduation, beautiful homogene...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Black Pearl, 18k Gold

Platinum, Diamonds, Aquamarines, Onyx and Pearls Dangle/Drop Earrings
Located in Marcianise, Caserta
Gorgeous dangle/drop earrings realized in platinum structure and mounted at the top with 2 deep-color aquamarines, in the center there are platinum structured adorned with little whi...
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1980s Retro Vintage Pearl Jewelry

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Aquamarine, Diamond, Onyx, Pearl, Platinum

17.6 Carat Moonstone Earrings in 18 Karat Gold with Diamond & Pearls
Located in Hong Kong, Kowloon
Mångata - the glimmering reflection of the moon on the water... We illustrate this phenomenon with a suite of dangling multicolor moonstone briolette cabochons. These dangling moonst...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Moonstone, Pearl, 18k Gold, Gold, Rose Gold

Freshwater White Pearl Earrings with 14K Yellow Gold and .08ctw Diamond
Located in New York, NY
Be the belle of any ball with these stunningly romantic pure white cultured pearl earrings. Each dangle earring features a lustrous pure white genuine cultured freshwater pearl in a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 14k Gold

Rosior GIA Certified Diamond and South Sea Pearl 1.18" Drop Earrings
Located in Porto, PT
Rosior Contemporary Drop Earrings manufactured in White Gold, with 3 cm long (1,18") featuring 2 "South Sea" Pearls with 12mm of diameter and: - 2 GIA Certified Diamonds, F color, VV...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

Materials

White Diamond, Cultured Pearl, Diamond, Pearl, Gold, White Gold, Rhodium

Arthur King 1970s Organic Gold, Emerald, Pearl and Diamond Bracelet
Located in Austin, TX
A wonderfully organic 1970's 18k yellow gold, cabochon emerald, south sea baroque pearl, and diamond hinged bangle bracelet by the famed American jeweler, Arthur King (1921 - 1991). ...
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1970s Modern Vintage Pearl Jewelry

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

Antique Edwardian Natural Oriental Pearl & Diamond Platinum Bracelet, 1918-1920
Located in Aspen, CO
Antique natural oriental pearls strung on platinum and finished with a diamond clasp. This 7 inch bracelet centers a diamond bow. The oriental pearls are all well matched in color (...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Oriental Pearl, Platinum

GIA Certified .30 Carat Sapphire Diamond Pearl Butterfly Pendant Necklace
Located in Stamford, CT
Diamond, pearl and sapphire butterfly pendant necklace. GIA certified natural no heat blue sapphire accented with natural peal, genuine ruby and old mine cut diamond accents. White, ...
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Mid-19th Century Antique Pearl Jewelry

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Diamond, Pearl, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold, Yel...

Cultured Akoya Baroque Pearl and Sterling Silver Necklace or Mask Chain
Located in New York, NY
This piece features cultured Akoya baroque pearls graduating in size from 6-9mm. This sterling silver tin-cup style chain can be worn as either a 20 inch necklace or as a mask chain.
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Sterling Silver

Ruby Pearl Drop Earrings, Pearls and Rubies Great Pairing as Dangle Earrings 14k
Located in Austin, TX
Rubies and Pearls go together so well! The white of the saltwater, Akoya pearls looks great with the intensity of the red in the rubies! These earrings are great for everyday wear ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Ruby, 14k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold South Sea Pearl Sapphire Tourmaline Aquamarine Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
A two-in-one ring of a white South Sea pearl, rubellite and green tourmalines, aquamarine, sapphire and diamonds, handcrafted in 18 karat yellow gold. This gorgeous one-of-a-kind ri...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

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Aquamarine, Diamond, White Diamond, Multi-gemstone, Pearl, Cultured Pear...

Pink Tourmaline and Pearl Tassel Earring in Gold and Silver with Diamonds
Located in New York, NY
Sassy Pink Tourmaline and Pearl Tassel Earring in Gold and silver with Diamond is super fun. Closure: Push Post 18KT Gold: 1.59gms Diamond: 1.54cts SiIver: 4.093gms Pearl: 13.56cts...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Tourmaline, Gold, 18k Gold, Silver

18K Yellow and Rose Gold Green Tsavorites Mother of Pearl Moving Insect Ring
Located in Amsterdam, NL
This stunning cocktail ring’s ingenious construction makes it a true conversation piece. Designed in 18k rose gold, the beetle-like insect’s upper wings, set with green tsavorites, c...
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2010s Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Crystal, Pearl, Rock Crystal, Tsavorite, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

14 Karat Yellow Gold 0.115 Carat Pearl and Round Diamond Climbing Earrings
Located in London, GB
This pair of Pearl and Round Diamond Climbing Earrings is made in 14 karat Yellow Gold, set with natural, colourless diamonds, and cultured white freshwater pearls. With a total diam...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

Materials

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

Sorority Skull Chi Omega Seed Pearl Pin, Ruby Eyes and Pearl Skull, 1930
Located in Austin, TX
The details for this beautiful brooch is listed below: Metal Quality: 10k Yellow Gold Broach Shape: Broach Measurements: 11.7 mm Gemstone: Pearl Gemstone Shape: round This soror...
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1930s Art Nouveau Vintage Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Ruby, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Louis Vuitton Monogram Pearl Gold Bangle Bracelet
Located in Feasterville, PA
A fabulous authentic Louis Vuitton monogram bangle featuring the iconic Louis Vuitton motif adorned with a 9mm pearl set in 18k yellow gold. Size: 16.5 CM / 6 1/2″ Inventory ID: 00...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

South Sea Pearl with Grey and Brown Diamond Swan Brooch 18 Karat White Gold
Located in Bangkok, TH
South Sea Pearl with Gray Diamond 5.48 carats and Brown Diamond 0.07 carat Brooch set in 18 Karat White Gold Settings Width: 6.0 cm Length: 6.2 cm Total Weight: 29.79 grams "We f...
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2010s Pearl Jewelry

Materials

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

Victorian Stone Cameo Brooch and Pendant with Pearl Halo in 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in St. Louis Park, MN
This absolutely fabulous Cameo is carved in black and white stone and features a halo of 24-4mm Pearls. The Cameo can be worn as a brooch or a pendant. Closure is in good working ...
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20th Century Victorian Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Onyx, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

.925 Sterling Silver AAAA White Freshwater Cultured Baroque Pearl
Located in New York, NY
Pearls are a timeless classic, and these understated and lustrous natural white hued earrings are the height of quality. Freshwater cultured pearls offer exceptional luster that is u...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Sterling Silver

10.78 Carat Aquamarine and Freshwater Pearl Drop 14 Karat Gold Stud Earrings
Located in Naples, FL
10.78 carat cabochon-cut Aquamarine and round, white 13mm Freshwater Pearl drop 14k yellow gold stud earrings. Stud earrings are 1.07 inches or 27mm in length. Gorgeous, blue Aquamar...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Freshwater Pearl, Aquamarine, Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Cultured Freshwater Pearl Necklace with Diamond Heart Clasp
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: Custom Material: 18K yellow gold Pearl: 7.25MM freshwater Diamond: 6 round cut = .20cttw Color: H Clarity: SI2 Dimensions: necklace measures 18-inches in length Weight: 32....
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21st Century and Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Freshwater Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Unisex Victorian Brooch with Diamonds & Natural Pearls GIA Certified
Located in Southbury, CT
This simple and beautiful Victorian-era chatelaine brooch dates to about 1890 and features seven luminous GIA-certified natural saltwater pearls together with seven bright and sparkl...
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1890s Victorian Antique Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Natural Pearl, 18k Gold, Platinum

Faye Kim 18 Karat Gold Wire Hoop Earrings with Black Tahitian Pearl Drops
Located in Westport, CT
Faye Kim's Signature Gold Wire Hoops in 18K. Stylish on their own or wear with pearl drops to elevate your daily look. Black Tahitian pearls are slightly baroque in shape, well-match...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold

Sterling Silver Guilloché Purple Enamel Diamond Minaudière Limited Edition
Located in New York, NY
One of a kind, 20th-century sterling silver Guilloché purple enamel Minaudière Pave set with 0.30 carats of diamonds Freshwater purple pearl 11" sterling silver chain handle Handma...
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1990s Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Freshwater Pearl, Diamond, Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Japanese Akoya 3-3.5mm Cultured Pearl Necklace with 14k Gold Clasp
Located in New York, NY
This Japanese Akoya cultured pearl necklace measures 3-3.5mm. This classic pearl necklace is strung to 18 inches with a 14K gold filigree clasp.
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold

Intini Jewels Italy Round Pearl White Agate Drops 18 Karat Gold Long Earrings
Located in Milano, IT
This stunning dangle masterpiece with high quality craftsmanship was born in the Intini Jewels workshop. Our designers add all the italian modern style and glamour in one exquisite p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Arts and Crafts Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Agate, Pearl, Natural Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Emerald Pearl Drop Earrings w 6 Green Emeralds and White Pearl Dangle Earrings
Located in Austin, TX
Bright green emeralds and gorgeous white pearls-what a match! The details for these gorgeous earrings are listed below: Metal Quality: 14 k White Gold Earring Type: Drop Gemstone: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Emerald, Pearl, 14k Gold, White Gold

Pearl Diamonds and Emeralds Platinum and Gold Brooch Pin Fine Estate Jewelry
Located in Montreal, QC
Beautiful and Finely detailed Pear Brooch. Featuring a Tear Drop freshwater pearl 11mm long x 8.5mm in diameter. Accented by Leaves Hand set with 15 Emeralds approx. 0.32tcw and 21 r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum

Edwardian Sapphire Diamond Pearl Gold Platinum Bar Brooch
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edwardian sapphire diamond pearl gold and platinum bar brooch circa 1910. Clear and concise information you want to know is listed below. Contact us right away if you have addition...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Pearl Jewelry

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Diamond, Pearl, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum

18 Karat Yellow Gold Coin Pearl Blue Topaz and Pink Tourmaline Necklace
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Classic Laura Munder 18 karat yellow gold 63 inch coin pearl, oval pink tourmaline and round blue topaz endless necklace. This has proven to be one of the most popular pieces in Laur...
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Early 2000s Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Topaz, Tourmaline, Blue Topaz, Yellow Gold

Mother of Pearl Cat Feline Bear 18 Karat Gold Handmade Animal Drop Chic Earrings
Located in Milano, IT
Stunning unique piece. Mother of pearl earrings with an amazing cat, feline or animal shaped form. Marvelous jewel with 18 karat yellow gold setting. Drop, chic and handmade earrings...
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2010s Art Nouveau Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Solid 18k Gold Pearl Textured Flower & Diamond Statement Necklace
Located in Montclair, NJ
This outstanding statement collier necklace is very finely crafted in solid 18k yellow gold and features uniquely textured branch like links, decorated with beautifully patterned ope...
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Mid-20th Century Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Original Art Nouveau Diamond Brooch Necklace
Located in Brisbane, AU
An exceptional Art Nouveau era brooch pendant presented in its original velvet box. The central brooch pendant is crafted from 18 karat yellow gold which has been silver topper and s...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Pearl Jewelry

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Diamond, Natural Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver

Japanese Akoya 5-5.5mm Cultured Pearl Necklace with 14k Gold Clasp
Located in New York, NY
This Japanese Akoya cultured pearl necklace measures 5-5.5mm. This classic pearl necklace is strung to 18 inches with a 14K gold filigree clasp.
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold

Retro Ruby Sapphire Pearl Angel Devil Gold Pendant Charm
Located in Boca Raton, FL
14k yellow gold flip Angel and Devil pendant, adorned with pearls, rubies and sapphires. Pendant is 34mm in diameter x 43mm long with bale. Center flips. Weight - 17 grams. Marked: 14k.
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20th Century Retro Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire, Gold

18K Rose Gold Pave Mother of Pearl Pink Sapphire Man in Shell Earrings
Located in Amsterdam, NL
The Man in Shell earrings are fashioned from two hand-carved, rock crystal shells, around which coil pavé pink sapphires in an 18k rose gold setting. In a surreal touch, two halves o...
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2010s Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Quartz, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold

Jade & Pearl Ring Certified Untreated
Located in Southbury, CT
A large oval cabochon of translucent seafoam green jadeite jade is surrounded by 16 luminous natural pearls in this ever-stylish 14K white gold halo ring from the early 1950s. The j...
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1950s Retro Vintage Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Jade, Pearl, 14k Gold

Tahitian Black Pearl Stud Earrings in 18 Karat White Gold
Located in London, GB
A classic pair of Tahitian round pearl stud earrings set in 18k white gold. The pearls have a gorgeous lustre to them and are a perfect addition to anyones jewellery box! The pear...
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2010s Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Black Pearl, Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

1.02 Carat Diamonds Onyx and Mother of Pearl Button Clip Earrings
Located in Washington, DC
A very elegant pair of earrings! The earrings are designed with geometric shapes of Onyx and Mother of Pearl, bordered with 14K yellow gold with round brilliant Diamond accents. Th...
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Late 20th Century Retro Pearl Jewelry

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

Boulder Opal with Ruby, Diamond and South Sea Pearl Earrings in 18 Karat Gold
Located in Bangkok, TH
Boulder Opal 11.30 carats with Ruby 0.63 carat, Diamond 0.27 carat and South Sea Pearl Earrings set in 18 Karat Gold Settings Width: 2.0 cm Length: 4.5 cm Total Weight: 19.74 gram...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

Materials

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

South Sea Tahitian Pearl and Diamond 14 Karat White Gold Earrings
Located in New York, NY
These exquisite 14 karat white gold earrings feature South Sea Tahitian round 7-8mm pearls. The pearls are set beneath 0.06 carats of diamonds. Perfect for weddings, anniversaries, ...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

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Diamond, Pearl, Cultured Pearl, South Sea Pearl, 14k Gold, White Gold

Faye Kim 18 Karat Gold Black Rhodium Diamond Earrings with South Sea Pearl Drops
Located in Westport, CT
Faye Kim's white round brilliant cut diamond earrings are handmade in 18k gold and finished with Black Rhodium. Wearable and versatile, these earrings can take you from day into even...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

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

Gilbert Albert Coral, Pearl and Diamond Suite, Necklace, Ring, Earclips, 1970s
Located in Austin, TX
A fantastic jewelry suite by legendary Swiss jeweler Gilbert Albert, of pink angel skin coral, cultured pearls, and diamonds, all set in 18k yellow gold. The suite comprising of a la...
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1970s Modern Vintage Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Coral, Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Marina J. Black Onyx & Graduated Pearl Tass Earrings, 14K White Gold & Diamonds
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Marina J's "Art Deco" inspired earrings feature a Black Onyx bead sitting atop a White Gold, Diamond encrusted rondelles, from which beautiful Graduated Pearl strands hang and dangle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Pearl, 14k Gold, White Gold, Sterling Silver

d'Avossa Flower Ring in Silver with Yellow Gold Details and Freshwater Pearl
Located in Roma, IT
Ring from d'Avossa Rêves d'Argent Collection in silver 925 ‰. A bright Flower with a central freshwater Pearl surrounded by details in 18kt yellow gold that add a fine touch. Uniqu...
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2010s Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Freshwater Pearl, Yellow Gold, Silver

Late Victorian Emerald, Ruby and Pearl Salamander Bracelet in 18k Yellow Gold
Located in London, GB
An extremely unique and rare late Victorian salamander bracelet set in 18k yellow gold. The bracelet is designed to depict an elegant looking salamander which is composed of 25 full...
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1880s Late Victorian Antique Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Emerald, Pearl, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Opal Doublet Diamond Pearl White Gold Pendant
Located in Lucerne, CH
Delightful pendant in white gold 18 karat set with an Opal doublet plate of 1.8 cm / 0.7 inches in diameter. Very nice play of color consisting of red, blue, green and purplish patch...
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1990s Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

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

Hair Barrette 19th Century Natural Persian Turquoise and Natural Pearls
Located in Aspen, CO
Barrette for the hair in natural Persian turquoise and natural oriental pearls are set in gold to create this antique hair barrette. 2.75 inches long. 15K gold and probably Europea...
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Late 19th Century High Victorian Antique Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Natural Pearl, Turquoise, 14k Gold

Victorian 18K Enamel Brooch with Pearls, Pressed Flowers and Inscribed "Mother"
Located in Baltimore, MD
Sepia toned 18K Victorian enamel brooch with a classical Greek key border, natural pearls and delicate bows and pressed flower and leaf forms dusting the face of a lovely brooch insc...
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1870s Late Victorian Antique Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, 18k Gold, Enamel

South Sea Tahitian Pearl and Diamond Stud Earrings on 14 Karat White Gold
Located in New York, NY
These classic South Sea Tahitian pearl earrings feature round 10.5mm pearls atop 0.20 total carats of diamonds. The earrings are set on 14 karat white gold. Perfect for weddings, an...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Black Pearl, Cultured Pearl, South Sea Pearl, 14k Gold, ...

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.