Our pearl knowledge tour continues! Did you know that among the world’s 8,000 species of mollusk, only about 20 produce pearls. They are found in rivers and seas from Scotland to French Polynesia. So many varieties, so many colors, so much to choose from! Here are just a few of them.
The classic cultured pearl found in many a jewelry box.
A 7.5mm-8.0mm, 16 inch Akoya pearl necklace. Contact Mrs. Jones for pricing.
Gold South Sea Pearls
A golden lipped oyster produces champagne to deep yellow pearls, they are quite rare.
A 24 karat yellow gold mounting set with a 9mm golden pearl. See it here.
White South Sea Pearls
These satiny pearls come from the warm waters of Australia, Indonesia and the Philipines.
One pair of 18 karat yellow gold 13mm white south sea pearl and diamond earrings. See them here.
Black South Sea Pearls
One of my favorites. These beauties are closely associated with Tahiti. They were a coveted favorite of Queen Elizabeth I as were most pearls in general.
An 18 karat yellow gold black Tahitian south sea pearl and diamond necklace. See it here.
The melo melo sea snail produced this papaya hued pearl, prized for its flamelike appearance.
Melo melo pearl. Photo courtesy of Tino Hammid.
The Conch Pearl
Exceptionally rare pink pearls made of a porcelaneous (non-nacreous) material. Contact Mrs. Jones for pricing on the pair below.
Their irregular non-spherical shape is what is sought after by pearl lovers and connoisseurs.
A pair of 14 karat yellow gold white baroque south sea pearl and coral cabochons. See them here.
There are lots and lots of pearls we did not showcase. For a better selection, browse our pearl section on the front page of our website, at mrsjonesandco.com.