I just finished this one and I love it! I went full-on art nouveau inspired on this one and added a rainbow pearl drop from the Sea of Cortez. This one is 18K gold, and I’ll be listing it in my shop soon. (But send me an email if you don’t yet see it and would like pricing info.)
The amazing thing about these pearls is the variety of color in each pearl. Generally with Tahitians, you see one dominant overtone color, like green, or magenta. With pearls from the Sea of Cortez (a completely different species of saltwater oysterâ€”different genus, in fact), you tend to see a variety of rainbowy colors: pink, green, lavender, blue all on the same pearl. Colors change depending upon the light, the background color they are next to, etc. They tend to also have a lighter bodycolor as well. I absolutely love them.
I also made a version in 14K gold with a Tahitian black pearl drop. Yum!
I’ll be offering this pendant in 14K or 18K white or yellow gold, with your choice of pearl drop. The above two are ready-to-wear as is.
Me wearing the 14K/Tahitian pearl version, to give you a sense of scale. Many more pics after the click:
One more quickie of the 14K Tahitian pearl, which has a lovely peacock green overtone and a perfect little semi-baroque drop shape.
Okay, back to the 18K & Cortez pearl necklace. This pearl is a light silvery color with peach, blue, and pale green overtones, and it has more baroque character. While I like the pristine look of a perfect drop shape, I really get excited over the more unusual baroque shapes pearls can get into.