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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

Recommended Items at Auction

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14k Gold, Diamond & Mabe Pearl Pendant Necklace
Jun 20, 10:00 AM EDT
14k Gold, Diamond & Mabe Pearl Pendant Necklace
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$19010 Bids
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BLACK PEARL DIAMOND 14K YELLOW GOLD NECKLACE
Jun 22, 1:00 PM EDT
BLACK PEARL DIAMOND 14K YELLOW GOLD NECKLACE
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $2,000- $10,000
$2406 Bids
14K Yellow Gold & Pearl Pendant & Necklace
Jun 22, 10:00 AM MST
14K Yellow Gold & Pearl Pendant & Necklace
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$355 Bids
14K Yellow Gold Pearl & Diamond Pendant
Jun 22, 10:00 AM MST
14K Yellow Gold Pearl & Diamond Pendant
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$804 Bids
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, 18CT GOLD AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL 'ALHAMBRA' PENDANT NECKLACE
Jun 24, 6:00 PM AEST
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, 18CT GOLD AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL 'ALHAMBRA' PENDANT NECKLACE
by Leonard Joel
Est: AUD1,800- AUD2,400
AUD2,4004 Bids
PASPALEY, 18CT WHITE GOLD, SOUTH SEA PEARL AND DIAMOND PETITE CIRCLE LAVALIER
Jun 24, 6:00 PM AEST
PASPALEY, 18CT WHITE GOLD, SOUTH SEA PEARL AND DIAMOND PETITE CIRCLE LAVALIER
by Leonard Joel
Est: AUD2,000- AUD4,000
AUD2,0003 Bids
AN 18CT WHITE GOLD TAHITIAN PEARL PENDANT
Jun 20, 3:30 PM AEST
AN 18CT WHITE GOLD TAHITIAN PEARL PENDANT
by Lawsons
Est: AUD240- AUD350
AUD703 Bids
Sterling Silver Heart Pendant W Mother Of Pearl
Jun 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Heart Pendant W Mother Of Pearl
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$63 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD PEARL LADIES NECKLACE AND PENDANT
Jun 22, 1:00 PM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD PEARL LADIES NECKLACE AND PENDANT
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $100- $10,000
$503 Bids
Sterling Gold Tone Necklace W Pearl Pendant
Jun 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Gold Tone Necklace W Pearl Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$52 Bids
A 14CT WHITE GOLD PEARL PENDANT
Jun 20, 3:30 PM AEST
A 14CT WHITE GOLD PEARL PENDANT
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD352 Bids
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5 STERLING SILVER AND PEARL SHELL PENDANTS, WEIGHT 38G
Jun 20, 9:00 AM AEST
5 STERLING SILVER AND PEARL SHELL PENDANTS, WEIGHT 38G
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD152 Bids
SELENA: Bronze tone orange-brown tube beads, faux pearls oval pendant and chain necklace
Jun 18, 7:00 PM EDT
SELENA: Bronze tone orange-brown tube beads, faux pearls oval pendant and chain necklace
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $40- $60
$151 Bid
ENAMEL, PEARL AND GOLD NECKLACE, ca. 1860.
Jun 19, 11:00 AM CEST
ENAMEL, PEARL AND GOLD NECKLACE, ca. 1860.
by Koller Auctions
Est: CHF1,000- CHF1,500
CHF1,0001 Bid
Arthur King, Baroque cultured pearl, diamond, and gold brooch pendant
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
Arthur King, Baroque cultured pearl, diamond, and gold brooch pendant
by Rago Arts and Auction Center
Est: $2,500- $3,500
$2,0001 Bid
Estate Rare 7.74 Mm Natural Pinctada Pearl (GIA Report) & Diamond Pendant Chain Circa
Jun 19, 11:00 AM EDT
Estate Rare 7.74 Mm Natural Pinctada Pearl (GIA Report) & Diamond Pendant Chain Circa
by Intervendue
Est: $1,200- $2,200
$4001 Bid
A diamond and pearl pendant and chain
Jun 25, 10:00 AM BST
A diamond and pearl pendant and chain
by Roseberys
Est: £600- £800
£4201 Bid
A SILVER BAROQUE PEARL ENHANCER PENDANT NECKLACE
Jun 20, 3:30 PM AEST
A SILVER BAROQUE PEARL ENHANCER PENDANT NECKLACE
by Lawsons
Est: AUD300- AUD400
AUD201 Bid
14K Yellow Gold Necklace Pearl Pendant
Jun 23, 10:00 AM EDT
14K Yellow Gold Necklace Pearl Pendant
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
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MIKIMOTO 14KWG 6.9-7.8MM PEARL STERLING NECKLACE
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
MIKIMOTO 14KWG 6.9-7.8MM PEARL STERLING NECKLACE
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$1001 Bid
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18KYG/925 PEARL PENDANT NECKLACE
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
18KYG/925 PEARL PENDANT NECKLACE
by Gallery 63
Est: $400- $600
$1001 Bid
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18KYG MABE PEARL PENDANT NECKLACE
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
18KYG MABE PEARL PENDANT NECKLACE
by Gallery 63
Est: $800- $1,200
$1001 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Pearl Solitaire Necklaces


Weatherham Estate Treasures

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Historia Auctionata

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Veilinghuis Onder de Boompjes

Henry's Auktionshaus

Henry's Auktionshaus