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The Wide World of Pearls, Our 58th Issue: Happy Father's Day! Pearls for Men

 

 

Pearls of Joy Pearl Quote of the Week: "The heart of man is very much like the sea: it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths, it has its pearls too." -  Vincent Van Gogh

 

Eye Candy

Pearl Eye Candy: Electric Souffle Pearls

 

ELECTRIC SOUFFLES

These silver-blue Soufflé pearls were hand-picked at the Hong Kong Jewellery Show. Soufflé pears are cultured Freshwater pearls grown with hollow centers; this makes these pearls extremely light and airy (hence the name "Soufflé!). The luster and orient on these examples is particularly eye-catching.

 

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Men's Tahitian Pearl Bracelet

 

Do Men Wear Pearls?

In honor of Father's Day, we decided to put together a small montage of manly men wearing pearls in a variety of styles and designs that proves that yes: Men Can Wear Pearls! 

 

Men Wore Pearls in Olden Days

 

Men have worn and treasured pearls for eons; only in modern times have pearls only be considered to be for women only. Above, the Maharajas of India wore the famous Baroda pearl necklaces, which is one of the Top 10 most expensive pearl necklaces in the world, consisting of 7 strands of nearly perfect natural pearls. 

 

Men Wearing Pearls

 

George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham was painted wearing ropes of natural pearls, with leather jacket studded with smaller natural pearls. The painting was completed in 1646 by Dutch artist Jansz van Miereveld.

 

Men's Pearl Jewelry

 

Today, pearl jewelry for men typically consists of more paired-down, minimalist styles and masculine elements like black Tahitian pearls and leather.

This Tahitian pearl and crystal leather necklace by Tresors de St Barth evokes the surfer vibe effortlessly. 

 

Mens Tahitian Pearl Lariat Necklace

 

This Tahitian keshi pearl lariat by Lazaro Soho is a casual strand of pearls on waxed string.

 

Mens Black Pearl Necklace

 

In the last few years however, men's pearl jewelry has trended toward more ornate designs, not shying away from the extravagance of the jewelry from ages past. These dyed black akoya pearl necklaces and double-strand bracelet look surprisingly at home on the male model; the overall masculine aesthetic is enhanced by chunky gold rings set with button-shaped freshwater pearls. 

 

Men's Pearl Hat Pin

 

TouchéToday has combined 3D printing technology and pearls to create a stylish hat pin. Their pearl bar ring makes a prominent appearance in this shot too. 

What do you think? Are any of these men's pearl jewelry designs wearable? 

 

 

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Featured Pearls of the Week: Tahitian Baroque Pearl on Leather Necklace

Tahitian Baroque Pearl Leather Adjustable Necklace

The most important thing about pearls is the person who wears them. Express your unique style with a Tahitian baroque pearl on leather necklace.

The adjustable Tahitian baroque pearl leather necklace comes in various sizes for a perfect fit. Choose an edgy 16" choker, a classic 18" princess length, or an extra-luxurious 20" matinee length. You may further customize by selecting pearl size and grade.

All of our pearl pieces arrive in an elegant jewelry box, ready for gifting. 

  • Comes finished with gold mountings of your choice.
  • Includes Certificate of Authenticity.

 

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