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Black Pearls

Despite what you see in films involving pirates, black pearls are rarely ‘black’ but come in diverse shades of green, blue, gold, silver, grey, copper and more. To make jewellery that is distinctive and unique, we break up different strands and mix complementary pearls together
black pearl colours
Making our necklaces play video(3 min) It takes a bit longer and costs a little more but we think the end result is worth it - and so do our customers.

Grade AAA Necklaces
With 7-8mm pearls
For ladies who already own white pearls, here's something a little different that will stand out from the crowd. The necklace is strung on four strands of silk thread, hand-knotted between each pearl, fitted with an Italian 9 carat gold or sterling silver clasp, and presented in a lined jewellery box.
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grade aaa black pearl necklace with 7-8mm round pearls
Necklace Length & Silver Fittings
       
9 Carat Gold Fittings
       

Grade AAA necklace with 8-9mm pearls
An exotic necklace that is most often purchased by men as a gift for their partners. The pearls are of an exceptionally high standard - even for an AAA grade necklace, and the polished wood case confirms the impression of quality. Fitted with an Italian 9 carat gold or sterling silver clasp, the necklace is strung on multiple, hand-knotted strands of silk thread.
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grade aaa black pearl necklace with 8-9mm round pearls
Necklace Length & Silver Fittings
       
9 Carat Gold Fittings
       

Grade AAA necklace with 6-7mm pearls
A versatile necklace suitable for all ages - from teenagers to grandmothers, and not just popular with Goths. Strung on silk thread, the smaller pearls look best when knotted at discrete intervals and the popular trigger clasps don't overwhelm the pearls.
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grade aaa black pearl necklace with 6-7mm round pearls
Necklace Length & Silver Fittings
       
9 Carat Gold Fittings
       

Grade AA Necklaces
These AA necklaces represent excellent value-for-money. Some pearls aren't quite as round as their AAA counterparts, some haven't got quite the same lustre and some have minor surface imperfections. From about 2 feet away you wouldn't notice!

To keep costs down they're fitted with sterling silver or 22 carat gold vermeil clasps (gold over a sterling silver base). All necklaces are strung on silk thread and presented in lined jewellery boxes.

grade aa black pearl necklace with 7-8mm pearls
Grade AA 7-8mm pearls
 
 
 
 

grade aa black pearl necklace with 8-9mm pearls
Grade AA black 8-9mm pearls
 
 
 
 
Stud Earrings
Don't be fooled - not all earrings are born equal video - round versus button pearl stud earrings
6mm and 7mm black pearl stud earrings
6mm and 7mm pearl studs




8mm and 9mm black pearl stud earrings
8mm and 9mm pearl studs




10mm black pearl stud earrings
10mm pearl studs





Drop or Dangle Earrings
drop earrings with 7mm black pearls
Three 7mm round pearls


drop earrings with 8mm black pearls
Two 8mm round pearls


drop earrings with 9mm round black pearls
Two 9mm round pearls


a single 10mm black pearl drop earring
10mm round pearls


Pendants
(Pendants with silver bails include a sterling silver chain. Pendants with gold bails do not include a chain)
9mm single black pearl pendant
Single round 9mm pearl


10mm single black pearl pendant
Single round 10mm pearl


pendant with three 7mm round black pearls
Three round 7mm pearls


Earrings and Matching Pendants
(Pendants with silver bails include a sterling silver chain. Pendants with gold bails do not include a chain)
pendant and matching earrings with three 7mm round black pearls
7mm round pearls with silver fittings £132
with gold vermeil & 9ct gold fittings £159
pendant and matching earrings with two 9mm round black pearls
9mm round pearls with silver fittings £181
with 9 carat gold fittings £260

Presentation, Delivery and Returns
pearl necklace boxes
  • necklaces, earrings and pendants are presented in lined, leather-look jewellery boxes or polished wood cases. Hover over any product picture to see which.
  • all necklaces are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, guarantee, pearl care advice, soft pouch and a pearl care kit.
  • free, insured, UK delivery is within 4 working days of order.
  • returns may be made up to 30 days from delivery.
  • our terms of business exceed EU directives and UK legislation.
  • to ensure confidentiality, orders are sent in plain packages with no indication of the contents or the sender on the outside.
customer reviews

“I never thought pearls could be so confusing but my wife now has the black pearls she wanted at a price I can afford! She was lost for words when she opened the wood case and saw what was inside.”  
Stephen Andrews, Merseyside

five stars

certified quality

pearls are inspected, graded, signed and stamped by a specialist pearl graduate of the GIA

Inspected, graded, signed and stamped by a specialist GIA pearl graduate.


making our necklaces

making a pearl necklace
play video
It takes a bit longer and costs a little more but we think the end result is worth it - and so do our customers.

pearl sizes
pearl sizes
6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 millimetre pearls compared to an 18 millimetre five pence piece. In the 1950's a 7mm cultured pearl was thought large.

black pearl shapes

pearl shapes


need a service or repair ?
we can restring or repair your necklace
Our aftercare service will help keep your necklace in tip-top condition.

necklace clasps
pearl necklace clasps
Are sterling silver, 22 carat gold vermeil, or 9 carat solid gold. They won't squash if the cat sits on them!

clasps that glitter
might be gold


types of gold used in jewellery

This 7 minute play video explains the types of gold used for necklace clasps. If you're comparing products, it can make quite a difference to the price!

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