Revered as an emblem of refinement for millennia, pearls have often been sought and are currently adored for their phenomenal simple elegance, form, and luminosity. Many have theorized that throughout history, people discovered them along the shoreline in a search for food, but no one culture can claim them as they have been found all over the world. As ancient gemstones considered the world's oldest, pearls have been utilized in fashion and decor in many cultures as long as 2300 BC. Ancient Rome, China, Egypt, and Persia have many examples of artifacts containing pearls throughout the millennia.
The 20th century brought on the age of cultured pearls when previously they were all natural and required dangerous means to access them. The Persian Gulf was the center of the pearl trade due to the substantial amount of natural oyster beds. Now the majority of pearls are cultured, as natural pearls are among the rarest and most costly gems in the world. They are only rarely found off of the coast of Bahrain and Australia. For more information on pearls, click here.
You will love our handmade gold-filled jewelry with pearls in our fabulous contemporary gold pearl drop earrings made with gold-filled findings, and we also use sterling silver and rose-gold filled findings for a variety of selection. You will find numerous designs in our collections including pearl and crystal earrings, seed pearl earrings, and pearl flower earrings, just for an elegant and flirty look. If you peruse our collections you will find that our gemstone and gold freshwater pearl earrings make a stunning combination. Also, you will discover that we also have some black pearls which are also known as black Tahitian pearls for their lovely dark color. For brides, we offer amazing Bridal Earrings which include bridal pearl earrings.