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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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NECKLACE
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
NECKLACE
by International Art Sale Italy
Est: €350- €450
€3501 Bid
GOLD, DIAMOND AND TAHITIAN BLISTER PEARL SLIDE
Oct 15, 10:00 AM EDT
GOLD, DIAMOND AND TAHITIAN BLISTER PEARL SLIDE
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $3,500- $4,000
$101 Bid
14K GOLD TELEPHONE PENDANT WITH STONES AND PEARL
Oct 08, 10:00 AM EDT
14K GOLD TELEPHONE PENDANT WITH STONES AND PEARL
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
Sterling Silver Faux Pearl Pendant
Oct 06, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Faux Pearl Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
SOUTH SEA PEARL PENDANT
Oct 15, 10:00 AM EDT
SOUTH SEA PEARL PENDANT
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $2,200- $2,500
$101 Bid
A T.B. Starr Diamond and Pearl Pin/Pendant
Oct 16, 12:00 PM EDT
A T.B. Starr Diamond and Pearl Pin/Pendant
by Locati LLC
Est: $500- $1,000
$5001 Bid
18K. Yellow gold necklace and pendant by Belgian designer Helga Kordt, set with diamond and mother-of-pearl.
Oct 12, 10:00 AM CEST
18K. Yellow gold necklace and pendant by Belgian designer Helga Kordt, set with diamond and mother-of-pearl.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €1,500- €2,000
€1,2500 Bids
LADIES PEANUT DOUBLE PEARL 18KT GOLD PLATED NECKLACE
Oct 06, 10:00 PM EDT
LADIES PEANUT DOUBLE PEARL 18KT GOLD PLATED NECKLACE
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $70- $90
$600 Bids
ELEGANT LADIES 925 SILVER NECKLACE WITH PEARL MOUNTED PENDANT
Oct 06, 10:00 PM EDT
ELEGANT LADIES 925 SILVER NECKLACE WITH PEARL MOUNTED PENDANT
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $100- $200
$650 Bids
Antique 14K. yellow gold medallion pendant set with a rhinestone and seed pearls.
Oct 12, 10:00 AM CEST
Antique 14K. yellow gold medallion pendant set with a rhinestone and seed pearls.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €150- €250
€1200 Bids
14K. Yellow gold necklace and antique pendant set with diamonds and a pearl.
Oct 12, 10:00 AM CEST
14K. Yellow gold necklace and antique pendant set with diamonds and a pearl.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €700- €1,000
€5000 Bids
Ladies Peanut Double Pearl 18kt Gold Plated Necklace
Oct 05, 10:00 PM EDT
Ladies Peanut Double Pearl 18kt Gold Plated Necklace
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $70- $90
$600 Bids
14K. Yellow gold necklace and antique pendant set with seed pearl and garnet.
Oct 12, 10:00 AM CEST
14K. Yellow gold necklace and antique pendant set with seed pearl and garnet.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €400- €500
€2200 Bids
Antique 18K. yellow gold necklace with a four-leaf clover pendant set with a seed pearl.
Oct 12, 10:00 AM CEST
Antique 18K. yellow gold necklace with a four-leaf clover pendant set with a seed pearl.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €300- €350
€2400 Bids
Andreas Daub Anhänger
Oct 15, 10:00 AM CEST
Andreas Daub Anhänger
by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
Est: €80- €120
€800 Bids
Silver necklace with mother-of-pearl pendant
Oct 06, 10:00 AM CEST
Silver necklace with mother-of-pearl pendant
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €0- €0
€400 Bids
Gold pendant with pearl and diamond
Oct 06, 10:00 AM CEST
Gold pendant with pearl and diamond
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €0- €0
€4000 Bids
LADIES PEANUT DOUBLE PEARL 18KT GOLD PLATED NECKLACE
Oct 12, 10:00 PM EDT
LADIES PEANUT DOUBLE PEARL 18KT GOLD PLATED NECKLACE
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $70- $90
$600 Bids
A cultured pearl and diamond pendant
Oct 11, 2:00 PM BST
A cultured pearl and diamond pendant
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £1,500- £2,000
£7500 Bids
VERY ELEGANT LADIES SILVER TONE METAL WHITE PEARL PENDANT NECKLACE
Oct 18, 10:00 PM EDT
VERY ELEGANT LADIES SILVER TONE METAL WHITE PEARL PENDANT NECKLACE
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $100- $200
$650 Bids
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An enamel, baroque pearl and gold pendant with a Monkey, Probably Spain, 19th century
Oct 14, 2:30 PM CEST
An enamel, baroque pearl and gold pendant with a Monkey, Probably Spain, 19th century
by Sotheby's
Est: €1,500- €2,000
€1,5000 Bids
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A Neo-Renaissance gold, emerald, ruby and cultured pearl lizard pendant, 19th century
Oct 14, 2:30 PM CEST
A Neo-Renaissance gold, emerald, ruby and cultured pearl lizard pendant, 19th century
by Sotheby's
Est: €3,000- €4,000
€3,0000 Bids
Halskette mit Perlanhänger/ necklace with pearl pendant
Oct 06, 2:00 PM CEST
Halskette mit Perlanhänger/ necklace with pearl pendant
by Kunstauktionshaus Günther
Est: €0- €0
€1,2000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Pearl Solitaire Necklaces


Veilinghuis de Ruiter

Veilinghuis de Ruiter

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Sotheby's

Sotheby's

Elmwood's

Elmwood's