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The Wide World of Pearls, Our 95th Issue: What is the Best Color for a Pearl Necklace?


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Did you know that Akoya pearls aren't just white?? That's right! Akoya pearls have a wide variety of natural colors ... unfortunately they are rarely seen since so many of them are bleached and pinked after harvest to give the pearls their famous white colors. This necklace features a pastel palette of natural Golden, Blue and even Pistachio colors to feast your eyes on. 




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Every day we receive questions from customers all over the world about pearls. We decided to post our answers here for every one to read!

What is the best color for a pearl necklace?

 What is the best color for a pearl necklace?



We Answer:

Your choice of a pearl color for a necklace is totally unique to you - your personal style and aesthetics are what matter most when choosing the perfect strand of pearls.
Pearls come in a rainbow of colors to choose from: White, Black, Pink, Lavender, Gold and even Blue! Let's take a look at each one of the most popular pearl colors, and examine some of the reasons why you'd choose one pearl color over another.


White Pearl Necklaces


White Pearl Necklaces

Obviously, the most popular and timeless choice for a pearl necklace is white! White pearls are famous for their versatility and timeless style that can go anywhere and everywhere and look elegant and sophisticated. 

Choose White Pearls for:

  • Elegance and Simplicity: White pearls have a natural elegance and simplicity that is highly coveted. They exude a sense of sophistication and refinement, making them a versatile choice that can be worn for various occasions and with different outfits. The neutral and understated beauty of white pearls allows them to complement a wide range of styles, colors, and skin tones.

  • Versatility: White pearls are incredibly versatile and can be effortlessly incorporated into both formal and casual ensembles. They can be worn with business attire, evening gowns, or even paired with jeans and a simple blouse, making them a staple in many wardrobes. White pearls have the ability to enhance and elevate any outfit without overpowering it.

  • Timeless Appeal: White pearls have been treasured for centuries and have stood the test of time as a symbol of elegance and sophistication. They are not subject to passing trends or fads, making them a reliable choice that will remain stylish for years to come. White pearls have a classic beauty that transcends fashion trends and can be passed down as heirlooms from generation to generation.

  • Symbolism: White pearls are often associated with purity, innocence, and wisdom. They can hold sentimental value and be significant for special occasions such as weddings or milestone celebrations. White pearls symbolize beauty in its simplest and purest form, making them meaningful gifts and cherished possessions.

With cultured white pearls, you can choose between Japanese Akoya and Certified Hanadama pearls, white Freshwater pearls and the Queen of Cultured Pearls: White South Seas.


Black Pearl Necklaces 


Black Pearl Necklaces

Rare and exotic, the legendary black pearl necklace is an immediate attention-grabber. Some black pearl necklaces, like Tahitian pearls, shimmer with a gorgeous array of colorful overtones, while others like black Akoya pearls present a darker, more monolithic black color. 

Choose Black Pearls for:

  • Uniqueness and Rarity: Black pearls, most often associated with cultured Tahitian pearls, are highly sought after due to their rarity. They are cultivated primarily in French Polynesia and are known for their natural dark hues ranging from charcoal gray to deep black. The scarcity and uniqueness of black pearls can make them stand out and add an element of exclusivity to a pearl necklace.

  • Elegance and Sophistication: Black pearls are often associated with elegance, mystery, and sophistication. Their dark color exudes a sense of luxury and can create a striking contrast against the skin. Black pearls can be a bold and glamorous choice, adding a touch of drama to any outfit.

  • Versatility: Black pearls can be quite versatile in terms of style and fashion. Their dark color allows them to pair well with a variety of outfits and colors. They can be worn as a statement piece or combined with other pearls and gemstones for a more eclectic and personalized look.

  • Symbolism and Cultural Significance: In certain cultures, black pearls are believed to possess symbolic meanings and are associated with protection, prosperity, and good luck. Black pearls often hold cultural significance or sentimental value for individuals who appreciate their symbolism.

When shopping for a Black Pearl Necklace, you'll be choosing between Black Tahitians, dyed Black Akoya pearls or color-treated Black Freshwater pearls. 


Pink Pearl Necklaces 


Pink Pearl Necklaces

Feminine and romantic, a Pink Pearl Necklace is a unique and visually striking choice. A woman wearing pink pearls likely already has a few pearl necklaces of other colors in her collection already, and is branching out to include fresh, exciting pearl colors to experiment with. 

Choose Pink Pearls for:

  • Rarity: Natural pink pearls are relatively rare compared to other pearl colors, such as white or cream. The scarcity of pink pearls can add to their allure and exclusivity.

  • Feminine and romantic: Pink is often associated with femininity, romance, and gentleness. A pink pearl necklace can convey a soft and elegant aesthetic that appeals to those who appreciate a romantic and delicate touch.

  • Unique and eye-catching: Pink pearls can stand out and make a statement. Their distinctive color can draw attention and create a focal point in an outfit or jewelry ensemble.

  • Versatility: Pink pearls can complement a variety of skin tones and pair well with various colors and styles of clothing. They can be versatile and worn for both formal and casual occasions.

When shopping for a pink pearl necklace, you'll almost always be limited to pink Freshwater pearls to choose from - although the color variety just within the term "pink" ensures that there's something for everyone to love.


Gold Pearl Necklaces



Gold Pearl Necklaces

Gold: glittering, gorgeous and glam! Gold pearls have long held the title "Rolls Royce of Cultured Pearls" and for good reason! The natural shimmering shades of cultured Golden South Sea pearls are a delight to the eye and the imagination ... 
Choose Golden Pearls for:
  • Unique and Rare: Golden South Sea pearls are cultivated primarily in the warm waters of the South Pacific, particularly in the Philippines and Indonesia. They are known for their naturally occurring warm golden hues, ranging from light champagne to deep golden tones. The scarcity and natural occurrence of these colors make Golden South Sea pearls rare and highly sought after by pearl enthusiasts.

  • Exquisite Beauty: The rich and lustrous golden color of these pearls exudes a sense of opulence and elegance. The warm tones of Golden South Sea pearls can beautifully complement a wide range of skin tones and add a luxurious touch to any outfit. Their soft, warm glow and radiant luster contribute to their overall appeal and beauty.

  • Size and Shape: Golden South Sea pearls are typically larger in size compared to other types of pearls, with diameters ranging from 9 to 16 millimeters or even larger. The larger size of these pearls allows for greater impact and visibility when worn as a necklace, making them a captivating choice for statement jewelry. Additionally, Golden South Sea pearls often exhibit round or near-round shapes, which are highly valued for their symmetry and aesthetic appeal.

  • Versatility and Timelessness: The warm golden hues of Golden South Sea pearls are versatile and can be worn for various occasions, ranging from formal events to everyday wear. Their timeless appeal ensures that they can be cherished and enjoyed for years to come, making them an enduring choice for a pearl necklace.

While naturally colored golden pearls are most often seen in the Golden South Sea pearl type from the Philippine Islands, there are other naturally colored golden pearls to choose from for the committed pearl hunter! Look for naturally colored Golden Akoya pearls, and even some very, very rare and beautifully colored golden Freshwater Edison pearls (but be prepared to spend a very pretty penny to get those!).

Multicolor Pearl Necklaces


Multicolor Pearl Necklaces

Can't choose just one color? Choose all of them! Multicolor pearl necklaces are a fun way to make a splash with any outfit, any day! 

Choose Multicolor Pearls for:

  • Uniqueness and Variety: A multi-colored pearl necklace offers a diverse range of colors, allowing for a unique and captivating piece of jewelry. Each pearl contributes its own hue, creating a visually interesting and dynamic necklace. The combination of colors can be striking and create a one-of-a-kind look that stands out.

  • Versatility and Adaptability: A multi-colored pearl necklace can be highly versatile in terms of style and wardrobe compatibility. The array of colors allows for greater flexibility in matching different outfits and accessories. You can mix and match the necklace with various clothing options, and the different colors provide options for coordination or contrast.

  • Expressing Personal Style: Multi-colored pearl necklaces provide an opportunity to showcase your individuality and personal style. You can select a combination of colors that resonates with you and reflects your unique taste and personality. It allows for a creative and expressive statement, demonstrating a bold and confident fashion choice.

  • Eye-Catching and Attention-Grabbing: The assortment of colors in a multi-colored pearl necklace can draw attention and make a statement. It can be a focal point of an outfit, becoming a conversation starter and adding a touch of excitement and visual interest.

  • Symbolism and Meaning: The combination of different colors in a multi-colored pearl necklace can hold symbolic meanings. For example, each color may represent different aspects such as love, wisdom, abundance, or joy. This can add depth and significance to the necklace, making it more meaningful to the wearer.

When shopping for the perfect Multicolor Pearl Necklace, the most popular and budget-friendly choice are Freshwater pearls ... these necklaces feature candy-colored combinations of white, pink, peach, lavender and even black Freshwater pearls. For those who want to make a more dramatic splash, look to Multicolored necklaces combining Tahitian, White and Golden South Sea pearls!

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10-11mm South Sea Multicolor Pearl Necklace

  • This multicolor Tahitian, Golden, and White South Sea necklace features 10-11mm pearls, handpicked for their radiant luster.
  • The pearls are strung and double-knotted with the finest silk thread.
  • Included with this item is a complementary pearl polishing cloth.


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