Pearl Solitaire Necklaces

Pearls have been revered throughout history for their striking sheen and significant symbolism. Ancient cultures drew connections between the pearl and the moon, as both shared a mystical, luminous quality beyond compare. Others believed the pearl was a symbol of purity, and thus it has featured prominently in tales of love and marriage.

From the Hindu’s Krishna, who discovered the world’s first pearl as a wedding gift for his daughter, to the Romans, who alluded to the eternal love of Cupid and Psyche through a strand of pearls enveloping them, the pearl has earned its place in the pantheon of iconic jewelry.

Nothing exalts the natural lustrous nacre of a pearl better than a pearl solitaire necklace. Whether a brilliant white or tantalizing Tahitian orb, pearl solitaires celebrate the miracle of the only “gem” to be created by a living creature.


Quick Facts

  • Like a pearl, the ancient Roman goddess, Venus, was purported to have emerged from an oyster. This is why she is often depicted on half of a scalloped shell, such as seen in Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus," c. 1485
  • Freshwater pearls come from mussels, while saltwater pearls come from oysters
  • Since the nacre that makes up the pearl is essentially the same material that lines the inner contours of a mollusk’s shell, it follows that variations in pearl color come from the shell’s chemical composition

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14K YELLOW GOLD SOUTH SEA PEARL PENDANT
Oct 17, 11:00 AM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD SOUTH SEA PEARL PENDANT
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $2,500- $3,000
$405 Bids
Two 14-Karat White-Gold Graduated Cultured Pearl Necklaces, L of longer: 19 in
Oct 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Two 14-Karat White-Gold Graduated Cultured Pearl Necklaces, L of longer: 19 in
by Weschler's
Est: $100- $200
$1255 Bids
14K White Gold, Cultured South Sea Pearl and Diamond, Vintage Style Pendant
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K White Gold, Cultured South Sea Pearl and Diamond, Vintage Style Pendant
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD225- AUD300
AUD2005 Bids
14K YELLOW GOLD 13MM SOUTH SEA BLACK PEARL PENDANT
Oct 17, 11:00 AM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD 13MM SOUTH SEA BLACK PEARL PENDANT
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $2,000- $2,500
$604 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, Cultured Pearl, Sapphire and Diamond, Pendant
Oct 19, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, Cultured Pearl, Sapphire and Diamond, Pendant
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD262- AUD350
AUD1203 Bids
Luxury ROSS SIMONS White Pearl Necklace, Box
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Luxury ROSS SIMONS White Pearl Necklace, Box
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $100- $250
$403 Bids
Sterling Silver Panther Pearl Necklace
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Panther Pearl Necklace
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$213 Bids
14K Gold Blister Pearl Earring & Pendant 3 Pc SET
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
14K Gold Blister Pearl Earring & Pendant 3 Pc SET
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$502 Bids
PENDANT
Oct 20, 10:00 AM CEST
PENDANT
by International Art Sale Italy
Est: €500- €700
€2501 Bid
NECKLACE
Oct 20, 10:00 AM CEST
NECKLACE
by International Art Sale Italy
Est: €100- €150
€501 Bid
14K YG Diamond & Black Pearl Earrings & Pendant
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
14K YG Diamond & Black Pearl Earrings & Pendant
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$101 Bid
14K GOLD FRENCH ENAMEL PORTRAIT WITH PEARLS
Oct 30, 3:00 PM EDT
14K GOLD FRENCH ENAMEL PORTRAIT WITH PEARLS
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $250- $350
$1201 Bid
14kt yellow gold pearl and diamond pendant
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
14kt yellow gold pearl and diamond pendant
by Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry
Est: $650- $700
$251 Bid
A pair of seed pearl and gold flower pendant earrings in the ancient style,
Oct 26, 10:30 AM BST
A pair of seed pearl and gold flower pendant earrings in the ancient style,
by Roseberys
Est: £400- £600
£2601 Bid
Coral And Pearl Necklace, Carved Coral Pendant
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Coral And Pearl Necklace, Carved Coral Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
A LADIES 9CT GOLD PEARL AND TURQUOISE PENDANT ON 9CT GOLD NECKLACE
Oct 21, 10:00 AM BST
A LADIES 9CT GOLD PEARL AND TURQUOISE PENDANT ON 9CT GOLD NECKLACE
by Hutchinson Scott Limited
Est: £50- £80
£251 Bid
14K White Gold, Cultured South Sea Pearl, Sapphire and Diamond, Vintage Style Pendant
Oct 20, 7:00 PM AEST
14K White Gold, Cultured South Sea Pearl, Sapphire and Diamond, Vintage Style Pendant
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD262- AUD350
AUD301 Bid
-NO RESERVE- ANTIQUE PEARL PENDANT
Oct 22, 2:00 PM BST
-NO RESERVE- ANTIQUE PEARL PENDANT
by Auction Zero
Est: £50- £80
£101 Bid
A jadeite jade, diamond and cultured pearl pendant necklace
Oct 22, 11:00 AM BST
A jadeite jade, diamond and cultured pearl pendant necklace
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £1,500- £2,000
£7500 Bids
A GOLDEN PENDANT SETTING WITH A FRINGE OF SEED PEARLS
Oct 29, 11:00 AM BST
A GOLDEN PENDANT SETTING WITH A FRINGE OF SEED PEARLS
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £300- £500
£3000 Bids
Vintage Sterling Baroque Pearl Necklace, 18" Signed YXY
Oct 17, 2:00 PM EDT
Vintage Sterling Baroque Pearl Necklace, 18" Signed YXY
by Maria's Vintage & Estate Treasures
Est: $35- $45
$260 Bids
*PENDANT
Oct 20, 10:00 AM CEST
*PENDANT
by International Art Sale Italy
Est: €400- €600
€2000 Bids
MIRIAM HASKELL - GILDED METAL NECKLACE - 40s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
MIRIAM HASKELL - GILDED METAL NECKLACE - 40s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €100- €150
€800 Bids

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