Viktoriya Sus

·Smith College, BA in History and Economics

·Parsons School of Design - The New School, Associate Degree in Fashion Merchandising

·Assistant Buyer for a high-end jewelry retailer (2008-2012)

·Sales Manager for a luxury jewelry brand (2012-2014)

·VP of Sales and Buyer for various companies in the jewelry industry, specializing in precious jewelry (2015 - present)

·Regular Contributor, White Victoria Fashion and Lifestyle Blog (2019-present)

·Excellent communication and writing abilities, with a keen eye for fashion and lifestyle trends

When it comes to accessorizing, pearls are always a great choice.

While white pearls are a classic choice, black pearls are a stunning and versatile alternative.

These pearls have a dark and elegant beauty that makes them perfect for any occasion.

Wearing and Styling Black Pearls

Black pearls are one of the unique pearl types you can own. These are also known as Tahitian pearls and come in different shades of black.

If you're a fan of the deep, lustrous shine of black pearls, then I've got some great news for you!

With just a few quick and easy ideas, you can incorporate this elegant gem into your outfits and achieve a sophisticated and modern look.

So, if you're curious to learn more about these pearls and how to style them perfectly, then you're in the right place! Just keep reading.

What are Black Pearls? 

Wearing and Styling Black Pearls

Also called the Tahitian pearls, black pearls are produced by black-lipped Pinctada margaritifera oysters.

The Tahitian black pearls are found in French Polynesia, a group of five small European islands.

Even though black pearls are cultivated today, they are rare, and only a few wealthy people have them.

Interesting Facts About Tahitian Pearls

Wearing and Styling Black Pearls

➔Although Tahitian pearls are also known as black pearls, they aren't entirely black.

Instead, they have different dark color shades, from silver to blue, etc.

Also they take up several other dark shades like gray, etc. However, the Tahitian pearls are dyed to form black pearls after harvesting. 

Wearing and Styling Black Pearls

➔Another interesting fact about these pearls is their shape.

The Tahitian black pearls take the form of various shapes, from the perfectly round to the circle and baroque.

Regardless, black pearls are extremely beautiful and sit elegantly on everyone.

So, if you wish to look exquisite and classy, always include black pearls in your jewelry collection. 

What Does Black Pearl Symbolize?

Wearing and Styling Black Pearls

Let's talk about what black pearls represent.

Due to their rarity and unique features, black pearls are often associated with mystery.

That's not all. Black pearls can also be a symbol of strength and boldness.

The Tahitians believe this pearl has some healing properties and a form of good luck to anyone who wears it.

Black pearls are a symbol of wealth and royalty.

Because only nobles wore them back in the day, it was known as the queen of pearls.

Queen Victoria often gave it as a special gift to her daughters and granddaughters on their birthdays.

And so, black pearls have a unique place in history.

Black Pearl Buying Guide

Wearing and Styling Black Pearls

Black pearls can be pricey depending on several factors. Some of these include quality, color, shape, size, etc. 

Did you know that the deeper the color of a pearl, the more valuable it is?

It's fascinating how this tiny detail can make a big difference!

The price tag of Tahitians depends on the richness of its color.

For example, a deep black Tahitian will cost more than a light gray-black pearl. 

Also, you need to pay attention to the luster. The more shiny and dazzling your black pearl is, the more valuable it is.

The shapes and sizes of black pearls also tell a lot about their value. Spherical Tahitians are way higher in value than round black pearls.

For their sizes, the shorter the length, the higher the value of black pearls. 

So, when shopping for black pearl jewelry, look out for some of these factors, especially if you're working with a fixed budget. 

How To Style Black Pearls

Wearing and Styling Black Pearls

While we're still discussing all about black pearls, it is important to mention the different ways you can style your outfit with the jewelry. So, let's talk about that. 

Black Pearls in Casual Wear

Wearing and Styling Black Pearls

Dressing up formally isn't an everyday affair; there are days you want to step out casually.

But not without your black pearl jewelry because wearing it makes a lot of difference.  

Whether you're going out for a casual meeting with friends or going shopping for groceries, your black pearls fit into any outfit perfectly.

Jeans, casual tops, and sneakers match perfectly with your black pearl jewelry.

They are also very lovely when they are paired with your denim.

One of the best ways to wear your black pearl casually is by layering it with other pendants and pearl necklaces.

This will make you look trendy and stylish. If you will not be going for the layering look, you can decide to wear your black pearl alone.

A perfect example would be to pair a piece of Tahitian pearl pendant for your casual dates and night out with the girls.

This would add a very nice and classy accent to your overall look.

You can also go for a more dramatic look by pairing your outfit with a long chain black pearl necklace. 

Black Pearls at Party

Wearing and Styling Black Pearls

Want something to make you distinct at an upcoming party or event? Wear black pearls!

For special occasions like weddings, fundraisers, and cocktails, let your black pearl jewelry do the speaking.

Make a fabulous entrance into your special event with your black pearl jewelry.

For example, pair a long chain black pearl with your backless dress to keep all eyes on you at a cocktail party.

You can also style your Tahitian necklace against a long dinner dress or a black tux. 

Black pearls look exquisite when they are paired with block colors like emerald green, carmine red, cobalt blue, or even canary yellow.

You can create a stunning and unique look by mixing and matching these colors with black pearls.

Whether you're opting for an all-black look or prefer to spice things up with other colors, black pearls will make you look classic and sophisticated at your special events.

Black Pearls in the Office

Wearing and Styling Black Pearls

Dressing at the office can be tricky, especially when there are rules to follow.

If you have been looking for ways to incorporate black pearls into your office outfits, here you have it. 

Blazers, pantsuits, gowns, etc., are all common forms of official wear suitable for your black pearl jewelry.

Whether you are planning to attend a business meeting or just for everyday official wear, your black pearls will make the difference.

Select from your range of white to gray suits for the perfect match.

These colors attract and sit well with the black jewelry color.

Also, you can style your other colored outfits with the black pearl.

Ultimately, ensure the mix and match are all perfect for that look you desire.  

Creative Ways to Wear Black Pearls

Wearing and Styling Black Pearls


Wearing and Styling Black Pearls

Black pearl rings are a subtle yet stylish way to add elegance to your outfit.

If you plan to wear your black pearl rings to the office, it's best to keep it simple and minimal.

On the other hand, if you're attending a party or a casual outing, you can layer your black pearl ring with other accessories to create a more fashionable look.

★Beach Day

Wearing and Styling Black Pearls

If you will be going for a beach event soon, get your black pearl ready for the outing.

Another creative way to wear a black pearl is with a bikini. They are a match made together, and you'll look stunning throughout the day. 

One great way of achieving the perfect look with a black pearl on a bikini is by wearing them on your body.

For example, you can go for a boho chic look by pairing your black pearl choker with your stylish beach outfit.

A long black pearl necklace is also a perfect pair for your beach glam.

This type of necklace accentuates your curves, especially when you wear them on your crop top or bikini.

★Combine Pearls with other Gemstones

Wearing and Styling Black Pearls

Another unique way of wearing black pearls is by pairing them with other beautiful gemstones to create an elegant look.

This is a perfect idea for you if you are trying to switch up your everyday look to something stylish.

For example, you can pair your Tahitian pearl pendant with a green zirconia earring for a color pop.

Your black pearls will also sync beautifully with emeralds or diamonds, making you look sophisticated and charming at any special occasion you attend.

However, it is important to keep your pearls safe always.

Pearls are very delicate and require extra care, especially when it comes to cleaning.

Do not soak your pearl in water or any harsh substance.

The other gemstones may accommodate harsh substances, but pearls cannot. 

★Hair Pins

Wearing and Styling Black Pearls

If you want your hair to have an added beauty for the event, consider getting black pearls hair accessories.

Either with other gemstones or alone, you're good to go.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wearing and Styling Black Pearls

●Can  Black Pearls be worn during the day?

Black pearls can be worn anytime - during the day, at midnight, and at any event.

They are timeless and always leave you stunning.

●What is the Best Way to Clean Black Pearl?

Cleaning black pearls should be done carefully using a soft, damp cloth to wipe the surface.

Avoid any urge to soak your pearls in harsh substances or aggressive cleaning of the surface.

These damage your pearls immediately.

If there is still noticeable dirt on the pearl surface, apply a mild washing liquid to warm water and clean with a soft cloth.

Repeat this process until you're satisfied. 

Also, make an appointment with a jeweler bi-annually for a professional touch.

●Are black pearls still fashionable?

Pearls have been and will always remain fashionable for many years to come.

In the array of different types of pearls, black pearls have also stood out as unique and timeless. 

Today, many fashion icons and influential individuals wear this jewelry.

Examples include Kamala Harris, Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, etc. 

●Can Black Pearls be passed down as Heirlooms? 

Yes, they can. Black pearls are durable and can serve lots of generations.

So, if you own one or more, it could be passed down to your other generations when you're gone.


Wearing and Styling Black Pearls

Black pearls are amazing and can really elevate any outfit to the next level.

They add a touch of elegance and sophistication that's hard to match.

So, whether you're dressing up for a fancy event or going for a more relaxed look, black pearls will make you stand out. 

With these tips and ideas, you're now all set with the knowledge you need to wear and style your black pearls confidently.

So, don't hesitate to show off that bold black pearl statement piece with confidence and rock your outfit!