We see strands like this every show, always behind glass, always with a jaw dropping price tag (at least six figures), and always worth a stop to look/drool. The size and value of these strands makes them seem more like a museum piece than something one might actually wear out in public.
With so many pearl earring sizes available, it can be tricky to decide what size of pearl earring to buy. Simplistically speaking, it can be a matter of taste; one might want a large pearl earring set as a statement piece or something smaller for everyday wear. White and Golden South Sea Pearls are some of the larger pearl types, ranging in size from 8.0-9.0m up through 15.0m or so.
That said many people prefer the more modestly sized South Sea pearls, ranging from 9.0-10.0m through 11.0.-12.0m (pictured above). Visit our Pearl Earring Size Guide to learn more:
These stunning South Sea pearls are a stunning tribute to nature. Their organic baroque shapes give them a beautiful "from the sea" appearance and makes them a true one-of-a-kind work of art.
Each pearl has spent 2-4 years growing in the warm tropical waters of Australia and the Philippine Islands. Once harvested each pearl was carefully sorted and processed, with only a gentle cleaning and tumble in walnut shells. These pearls have not received any color enhancement or heat treatment.
The South Sea necklace shown in the photo and listed here is the EXACT strand you will receive, and when finished, is approximately 32" in length.