Susan Miller

·Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry Design, Pratt Institute, 2012

·Bachelor of Arts in Gemology, University of California, Los Angeles, May 2005

·Editor-in-Chief, White Victoria (2018 - present)

·Write and research feature articles and profiles for print and online publication

·Contributing Writer, Modern Jeweler and Ornament

·Write and publish freelance articles for IGS and WSJ Magazine

·Jewelry Appraiser (2012 - 2020)

Black Pearl Necklace

Black pearl necklaces have an enchanting presence – they are both captivating and intriguing. Formed in the depths of the ocean, black pearls come into being through a rare miracle.

Their colors dance between shades such as peacock blue-black and midnight charcoal. This gives them an extraordinary allure not found in white pearls, making them highly sought after by collectors worldwide.

But there is more to black pearl necklaces than meets the eye. They also carry great meaning. Pearls generally symbolize purity, wisdom, and inner strength in many cultures.

Black Pearl Necklace

Black pearls take things further. They are said to symbolize transformation and mystery perfectly – something that has undergone a sea change and emerged from it beautiful and powerful.

In this piece we will take a deep dive into what exactly is so special about black pearl necklaces: why do people find them fascinating? What do they represent? And how has their appeal remained undimmed for century upon century?

The Symbolism of a Black Pearl Necklace

Black Pearl Necklace

Wearing a black pearl necklace means more than having an attractive piece of jewelry. It stands for complexity, refinement and influence. The gem's dark shine creates intrigue as well as being beautiful – no wonder people find meaning in it.

Black pearls have long been linked with mystery as well as transformation. Just like an oyster transforms grit into something glowing and wonderful, wearers may embrace personal change when donning such a necklace.

The darkness also alludes to unknown depths within oneself that could be explored further. Think of these rare gems as denoting wisdom and strength, too.

Sometimes, life's most difficult ordeals lead to something exquisite – exactly how black pearls form under pressure far beneath the waves.

In addition, there is an element of refined glamour associated with black pearl jewelry that never seems to date. Indeed, one can say this about wearing any string. It suggests the wearer appreciates understated wealth but also prizes factors such as individuality and beauty that bucks trends.

The Value of Black Pearls

Black Pearl Necklace

Black pearls have an irresistible charm that distinguishes them from other gemstones and gives them extra worth. Several factors contribute to the value of black pearls, making them highly prized by collectors and fans.

Chief among these is a rarity. They are much rarer than white pearls, which makes them more exclusive. Black pearls mainly come from black-lipped oysters (Pinctada margaritifera) found around Tahiti, French Polynesia, and some Pacific islands. So, supply is limited compared with demand, hence their higher price tag.

Size and shape also make a difference: larger ones that are round or near-round command higher prices because they're harder to find. And like white pearls – or any type of pearl for that matter – quality matters too, specifically nacre quality.

Black Pearl Necklace

Nacre is the technical name for mother-of-pearl. It's what forms inside an oyster (or mussel) when an irritant enters its mantle tissue. Black pearls are valuable because they have thick layers of nacre, which give them a beautiful shine and make them strong.

Unlike white pearls, which are becoming more common, black pearls are unusual and special – especially ones that have lots of different shades of black or hints of other colors too.

When you put them next to other types of pearls or gemstones, black pearls more than hold their own. Of course, diamonds are sparkly! But there's something about black pearls: they're just so elegant and classy that anyone can see that.

The Authenticity of Black Pearls

Black Pearl Necklace

With the increasing demand for black pearls, it's important to know whether they are genuine. Real black pearls occur naturally rather than being dyed or otherwise treated after harvesting.

These gems form through an intriguing process. Specifically, Tahitian pearls – commonly referred to as black pearls – primarily grow inside Pinctada margaritifera or black-lipped oysters.

It all begins when a foreign object or tiny irritant lodges into an oyster's mantle tissue. In response, the mollusk secretes layers of nacre (mother of pearl) around the invader over time – eventually producing a pearl.

The black color of black pearls comes from variations in the tissue that makes up the pearl. Dark pigments in the oyster's cells create colors that range from steel gray to silver-green to dark aubergine purple.

Black Pearl Necklace

The water where these oysters live affects the pearls' tone and hue. The warm Polynesian seas, with their specific temperature and salinity, are ideal for Tahitian black-lipped oysters.

If you want to buy a black pearl necklace (or any piece of black pearl jewelry), make sure you're getting a real one—just as you would with other precious gems.

If you want to confirm whether a black pearl is real or not, there are a few things worth pondering. These include where and who you're buying from, any independent verification, and checking for certain traits – such as size, how shiny it is, and if it's round.

Identifying a Real Black Pearl

Black Pearl Necklace

Determining if a black pearl is real is important both for its worth and meaning. The market is flooded with fake pearls as their popularity increases, so it's good to know how to tell genuine ones apart from imitation.

Check the luster first. Teal black pearls have a deep, rich luster that gives off a soft inner glow when you look at them. This should be even across the surface – there shouldn't be any dull or blemished areas.

Next, consider the surface texture. Real black pearls may have growth marks or other slight irregularities. These show that they are authentic gemstones rather than uniform-surfaced imitations.

Also, think about weight. If you have one made of glass or plastic (both common imitation materials), it will probably feel much lighter than a genuine one!

Finally, consider the price and where it comes from. Black pearls are scarce and worth a lot, so if something seems like a steal, it likely isn't real. The value isn't just about money, though—it's also what the gem stands for. A genuine black pearl has hundreds of years behind it. It symbolizes growth, smarts, and inner power.

So, by verifying that you have a genuine one (and not a knockoff), you know your beautiful black pearl necklace carries those symbols for sure!

The Elegance of the Black Pearl Necklace

Black Pearl Necklace

The black pearl necklace is the ultimate in class and style. Its deep hue and attractive appearance make it perfect for adding a hint of mystery to any outfit – as well as being versatile enough to wear with lots of different styles.

Got a fancy ball or swanky dinner coming up? Wear a 9.0-12.0mm Blue-grey Tahitian Pearl Necklace with your evening gown for some old-school charm. The color will pop against a chic, all-black dress – giving you an interesting talking point (pearls go back way further than you think!).

If you're heading out for cocktails or brunch, consider layering a shorter black pearl necklace with other fine chains or pendants. You'll still look elegant but not overdressed for daytime.

This 9.0-10.0mm Tahitian Pearl & Silver link Necklace is perfect for such an occasion! With its unique blend of elegance and contemporary style, this adaptable work of art will ensure that you always make an impression – no matter where you are or what you’re doing. Consider it the very embodiment of sophistication, grace, and opulence.

Black Pearl Necklace

The black pearl necklace is also a beautiful complement to professional clothes. Pair this 8.0-9.0mm Tahitian Pearl & Shinning Silver Necklace with a fitted blazer and shirt to take your office outfit up a notch and show off your sophisticated style.

For special events such as weddings or anniversary celebrations, black pearl necklaces are gorgeous bridal accessories. They put a twist on the traditional white wedding dress look by adding black pearls for a stunning contrast.

Just imagine how beautiful this 8.0-10.0mm Multicolor Tahitian Pearl Necklace will look! It's not only beautifully made – you can tell it's been crafted with care – but we also think it'll hold its value well. And, of course, it looks fantastic!

All in all, whether you are dressing up for something fancy or just want to add some flair to jeans and a t-shirt, you can't go wrong with a black pearl necklace. It's classy, versatile, and always in style!


Black Pearl Necklace

More than a mere accessory, the black pearl necklace carries with it an essence of intrigue, profundity, and refinement. Throughout history, its scarcity, coupled with its individualistic charm, has made it highly prized.

The black pearl holds significance far beyond being beautiful or fashionable: It represents change symbolically, as well as embodies strength and wisdom.

With such attributes at play, one can wear a black pearl necklace for any occasion—whether formal or casual—and know that it always looks right.