Black South Sea Pearl Earrings Broome

Wednesday, 6 January 2021
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Black South Sea Pearl Earrings Broome

The very mention of the south sea evokes the idea of tropical islands and white sandy beaches. Black south sea pearls are often referred to as Tahitian pearls and come in some of the most spectacular colours predominantly black. The pearls are revered for their range of colours, from jet black, to peacock green, silver green, blue and eggplant. The pearls have a mirror like lustre that can look iridescent in the right light. This variety of pearl is only produced by a certain species of oyster Pinctada Margaritifera. The pearls are produced by the black lipped like most oysters only flourishes in its native environment. Tahitian south sea cultured pearls are only a recent newcomer to the commercial pearling world. They differ from more traditional pearl types as the body of the pearl has a natural dark colour and this influences the look and feel of the pearl. These type of pearls have become extremely collectable and certain colours are the most expensive pearls in the world. As there are an almost limitless variety of colours and colour variations, matching pearls into a strand of “identical” pearls is a difficult tasks requiring often thousands of loose pearls being assessed.

Black Pearl EarringsTahitian south sea pearls are widely considered to be the second most valuable cultured pearls to be farmed worldwide. They are not to be confused with black freshwater pearls or black akoya pearls which are not naturally black, as their colour emanates from irradiation or dyeing. Tahitian south sea pearls use the same cultured pearl technique of inserting a bead into the oyster to stimulate it to coat the bead with nacre and create a pearl. The oyster produces generally thick layers of nacre within a range of 9mm to 20mm and an average of 14mm. The large variation in colour is also due to the fact that no two of the black lipped oyster are exactly alike. (Pinctada margaritifera)

Black south sea pearl earrings are a fabulous way to show off the extraordinary beauty of black pearls. The lustre and iridescent colour of the pearl draws the eye to it and often people seeing them for the first time are transfixed. The natural colours and value of the pearls tend to yellow, white gold or platinum metals for the mounting of the pearl. The contrast with the deeper colours really enhances the pearls drawing out the hidden hues. The earrings can be worn for any occasion whether formal or casual.

Black South Sea Pearl Earrings BroomeCheck out the Black South Sea pearl earrings and jewellery here at Anastasia’s of Broome. If you like really trendsetting and usually beautiful jewellery then see the infusion of black south sea pearls with diamonds at Lust Pearls.


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Author Bio.

Jill Hansen runs Anastasia’s Of Broome and is a highly recognised expert in both the fields of South Sea Pearls and Diamonds. Jill trained in seeding pearls in the Cook Islands by Japanese Pearl Technicians, and established a wholesale pearl business selling pearls all over the world. She pioneered the combination of pearls and diamonds to create Lust™ Pearls, a unique fusion of these two beautiful gemstones. Jill holds the prestigious recognition of being an Antwerp Diamond Broker for selecting and sourcing Diamonds direct from the diamond capital of the world, Antwerp. She is a diamond expert and is happy to use and impart her knowledge to help customers make informed decisions.



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