Pearls from the South Seas

Elegant ear studs with South Sea pearls in gold, Munich 2021

In the crystal clear waters of the tropical warm lagoons of the South Seas grows the silver-lipped oyster "Pinctada maxima". This shell produces the coveted white pearls known and prized as South Sea pearls. Unlike freshwater pearls, which are cultivated in former ream fields in China, only one pearl can grow in each South Sea mussel at a time and it takes years for a pearl to mature inside the mussel. Accordingly, genuine South Sea pearls are rare and precious. This pair of fine ear studs presents one of these unusual cultured pearls from the South Seas and sets them in yellow gold. Their basic colour is a silvery white with a wonderfully melting luster. The pair was created on our behalf in a small manufactory in Munich and is waiting to adorn discreetly and stylishly.

The greatest treasure and finest gift of the sea is certainly the pearl. Formed over long years by the toils of the shell, it delights us with its luster, its wonderful, unique color and luster. In the years around 1900 still gold weighed, genuine pearls, which mostly came from the Persian Gulf, were extremely rare and precious. It was not until the 1920s, when it became possible to grow and cultivate pearls in shells in Japan, that broader sections of the population were able to afford pearls.

We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.

You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.


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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.

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