Black pearls from the South Seas
Fine ear studs with dark grey Tahiti pearls in gold, Munich 2021
In the crystal clear waters of the warm tropical lagoons of the South Seas grows the black-lipped oyster "Pinctada margaritifera". This shell produces the coveted dark grey to black pearls known and prized as Tahitian pearls. This pair of stud earrings each shows one of these unusual, dark grey, almost black pearls from the South Seas and sets them in 14-karat yellow gold. These are genuine Tahiti cultured pearls in their natural colouring, not dark coloured freshwater pearls as they are sometimes sold in the trade. Their basic colour is a dark grey with a melting luster, but we also have other, lighter shades of grey in our assortment, because every pair is different and shows the natural shades. This pair was made to our order in a small manufactory in Munich.
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.
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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.