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Pearl Bracelets

Adding to the beauty of pearls is their rich history as a means of jeweled decoration that dates back four centuries. Pearls appeared in jewelry among the earliest societies and were considered by many to be the world’s oldest “gem." Prized for both their sheen and their rarity, pearls were typically reserved for the most elite members of a culture.

It was not until the 18th century that science revealed how a pearl forms: a small grain of sand enters the mollusk and imbeds in the fleshy mantle, the tissue that connects the organism to its shell. The oyster responds to this invader by attacking it, coating it with nacre, a calcious material similar to that which makes up the oyster’s shell.

This layering continues, creating the luminous, rich finish for which the pearl is known. Before this process was revealed, however, cultures around the globe concocted fantastical origin stories for the pearl. These imaginative tales only increased the allure of pearls, ensuring their treasured status for all time.


Quick Facts

  • Ancient Chinese peoples believed that pearls grew in a dragon’s brain; some Renaissance circles, centuries later, actually thought the pearl was the egg of the oyster
  • “The Gulf Pearl Parure” is a magnificent Harry Winston set of pearl and diamond jewels. The 7.5-inch bracelet contributes to the total 193 natural pearls (and 160 carats of diamonds) that compete the set, which sold for $4.189 million in Geneva in 2006
  • The current record price at auction for a strand of pearls is held by “La Peregrina,” a pearl encrusted necklace that dates to the 16th century and was last part of the remarkable collection of Elizabeth Taylor. It sold in 2011 for just under $12 million

Recommended Items at Auction

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14K gold, diamond, & seed pearl charm bracelet
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
14K gold, diamond, & seed pearl charm bracelet
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $2,000- $2,200
$1,3002 Bids
White & Black Pearl Necklaces & Bracelet
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
White & Black Pearl Necklaces & Bracelet
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$101 Bid
PEARL, DIAMOND AND GOLD BRACELET
Oct 25, 6:00 PM PDT
PEARL, DIAMOND AND GOLD BRACELET
by O'Gallerie
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$7501 Bid
Pearl bracelet with 18K gold clasp.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
Pearl bracelet with 18K gold clasp.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
14K gold, pearl, and gemstone bracelet, 10.5 dwt.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
14K gold, pearl, and gemstone bracelet, 10.5 dwt.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $280- $320
$1401 Bid
14K Gold Colored Stone & Pearl Charm Bracelet
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
14K Gold Colored Stone & Pearl Charm Bracelet
by Showplace
Est: $2,750- $3,500
$2,2500 Bids
14k Yellow Gold Sterling & Pearl Bracelet
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
14k Yellow Gold Sterling & Pearl Bracelet
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $200- $2,000
$1000 Bids
Pearl bracelet with box clasp
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Pearl bracelet with box clasp
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1000 Bids
12K Yellow Gold Filled Cultured Pearl Bracelet
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
12K Yellow Gold Filled Cultured Pearl Bracelet
by Showplace
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
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Armband mit Perlen, Sterling Silber 0.925 L- 19cm, 24g.
Oct 29, 11:00 AM CEST
Armband mit Perlen, Sterling Silber 0.925 L- 19cm, 24g.
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€50 Bids
3-rowed bracelet with cultured pearls
Oct 29, 12:00 PM CEST
3-rowed bracelet with cultured pearls
by Henry's Auktionshaus AG
Est: €120- €500
€1200 Bids
3-row pearl bracelet with 18 kt gold clasp with diamonds
Oct 29, 12:00 PM CEST
3-row pearl bracelet with 18 kt gold clasp with diamonds
by Henry's Auktionshaus AG
Est: €400- €1,600
€4000 Bids
Armband, Mitte 19. Jh., 7 reihig Saatperlchen, Schließe GG 750, 18 barocke Perlchen (eins fehlt), 16 cm lang
Oct 29, 12:00 PM CEST
Armband, Mitte 19. Jh., 7 reihig Saatperlchen, Schließe GG 750, 18 barocke Perlchen (eins fehlt), 16 cm lang
by Auktionshaus Plückbaum
Est: €0- €0
€1500 Bids
Vintage 14ct white gold Cultured Pearl and Ruby Bracelet, Length 20 cms
Nov 21, 12:00 PM AEST
Vintage 14ct white gold Cultured Pearl and Ruby Bracelet, Length 20 cms
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD600- AUD1,000
AUD3000 Bids
Dainty Pearl Bracelet with Gold Clasp
Oct 28, 6:00 PM EDT
Dainty Pearl Bracelet with Gold Clasp
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $120- $150
$700 Bids
18k Diamond Pearl Bracelet
Oct 26, 2:00 PM EDT
18k Diamond Pearl Bracelet
by Intervendue
Est: $3,500- $4,500
$1,3000 Bids
A silver and gold, cultured freshwater pearl bracelet, by Talma Keshet,
Oct 27, 10:00 AM BST
A silver and gold, cultured freshwater pearl bracelet, by Talma Keshet,
by Sworders
Est: £50- £70
£400 Bids
A single row uniform cultured pearl bracelet,
Oct 27, 10:00 AM BST
A single row uniform cultured pearl bracelet,
by Sworders
Est: £60- £90
£400 Bids
A quantity of pearl jewellery,
Oct 27, 10:00 AM BST
A quantity of pearl jewellery,
by Sworders
Est: £80- £120
£600 Bids
A Belle-Epòque bracelet circa 1910
Oct 27, 4:00 PM CEST
A Belle-Epòque bracelet circa 1910
by Sala de Ventas
Est: €0- €0
€1,8000 Bids
Two Strand 5mm Cultured Pearl Bracelet 14K Gold
Oct 27, 10:00 AM EDT
Two Strand 5mm Cultured Pearl Bracelet 14K Gold
by Nye & Company
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Sterling Silver White Topaz And Pearl Bracelet. 95.9g
Nov 07, 3:00 PM PDT
Sterling Silver White Topaz And Pearl Bracelet. 95.9g
by Clark's Auction Company
Est: $200- $400
$1200 Bids
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2-farbiges Perlenarmband mit 925er-Silberverschluss und -zwischenelementen
Oct 29, 11:00 AM CEST
2-farbiges Perlenarmband mit 925er-Silberverschluss und -zwischenelementen
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€50 Bids
A BRACELET
Oct 26, 7:00 PM WEST
A BRACELET
by Renascimento
Est: €800- €1,200
€8000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Pearl Bracelets


Duran Arte Y Subastas

Duran Arte Y Subastas

Pook & Pook, Inc.

Pook & Pook, Inc.

Omni Auction Corp

Omni Auction Corp

Das Kunst- und Auktionshaus Kastern GmbH & Co KG

Das Kunst- und Auktionshaus Kastern GmbH & Co KG