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Ella Gafter 13.5mm Black Tahitian Pearl Diamond Earrings
Located in New York, NY
The Tahitian pearl and diamond drop earrings feature 2 pearls of 13.5mm diameter and high luster, in an attractive grey color with pinkish hues. The pearls originate in French Polyne...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Pearl Drop Earrings

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White Diamond, Black Pearl, Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

South Sea Golden Pearl and Diamond Contemporary Drop Earrings
Located in Porto, PT
Rosior Contemporary Drop Earrings in Rose Gold with 2 Golden Pearls from the Philippines, (12mm diameter) mounted in different size handmade "petals" set with 340 F color, VVS clarit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, South Sea Pearl, Gold, Rose Gold

Yianni Creations Pearl Fine Silver Palladium Round Dangle Earrings
Located in Astoria, NY
From Yianni Creations Ammos Collection, these are handmade artisan earrings from a fine silver plated with palladium to resist against elements. Each earring feature a 7mm round fres...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Natural Pearl, Palladium, Silver, Sterling Silver

Tsavorite Earrings 3.26 Carat Cushion Cuts
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Rare vivid green pair of cushion cut Tsavorite Garnets weighing a total of 3.26 carats, are set in these remarkable 1.31 carat total diamond earrings. The fancy-cut elongated cushion...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Black Diamond, Chrome Tourmaline, Brown Diamond, Black Star, Multi-gemst...

Michael Kneebone Pearl Montana Sapphire Diamond Apatite Dangle Earrings
Located in Austin, TX
Cool tones in blue and green define these graceful dangle earrings. Luminous white button pearls support drops created from Montana sapphires, clusters of white diamonds and complet...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Sapphire, Apatite, 14k Gold, 18k Gold

Diamond Amethyst and Pearl Dangle Drop Earrings
Located in London, GB
A pair of 18k white gold diamond and multi-stone earrings. The earrings feature 3 marquise cut diamonds with a princess cut diamond below it followed by an amethyst shaped ball with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Amethyst, Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

Pearl Sterling Silver Soleil Drop Earrings Natalie Barney
Located in Crows Nest, NSW
The ‘Soleil’ Pearl Drop Earrings by Natalie Barney feature 9mm Freshwater Pearls which gently dangle underneath the sun shaped studs. They are elegant whilst discreet and can be worn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Sterling Silver

14k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Katie White Pearl Drop Earrings
By Syd + Pia NYC
Located in Bronx, NY
Large spherical disc with genuine freshwater baroque pearls, each pair is unique due to the nature of the pearls, variations in pearl sizes and shape will occur. They're intended as ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Pearl Drop Earrings

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Freshwater Pearl, Gold Plate, Sterling Silver

Decadent Jewels Shell Based Pearl Apricot Sphere Gold Plated Earrings
Located in Sydney, AU
Shell Based Pearl Apricot Sphere Gold Plated Earrings Gold Plate Brass Shepherd Hook 28mm Gold Plated Brass Beaded Matt Oval Connector 15x21mm Apricot Shell Based Sphere 14mm ...
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2010s Modern Pearl Drop Earrings

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Pearl, Brass, Yellow Gold, Gold, Gold Plate

White South Sea Pearl Champagne Diamond White Gold Pierced Earrings
By BOON
Located in Bangkok, TH
White South Sea Pearl Earrings with Champagne Diamond in 18K White Gold for Pierced Ears Length: 2.3 cm (almost 1 inch) Gold: 18K White Gold, 6.88 g Diamond: 1.35 ct South Sea Pear...
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2010s Pearl Drop Earrings

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Brown Diamond, South Sea Pearl, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cellini 18 Karat Gold, 4.59 Carat Diamond and South Sea Pearls Drop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
These 18 karat white gold earrings by Cellini Jewelers NYC are designed with 2 swirls set with pave Diamonds. A South Sea Pearl sits at the center of the earring, and 2 more South S...
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1990s Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, South Sea Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Diamond and Pearl White Gold Drop Earrings Circa 1940
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive pair of vintage 0.36 carat diamond and cultured pearl, 18 karat white gold drop earrings; part of our diverse antique estate jewelry collections. These fine an...
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1940s Vintage Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, White Gold

Pearl Diamond Yellow Gold Dangle Drop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Pearl Size 10-11mm Nature South Sea Cultured Pearl Pearl Quality AAA Luster AAA, Excellent Nacre Very Thick Jewelry Style Earrings Metal Purity 14K Metal Type Yellow Gold Stone Shape...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, South Sea Pearl, 14k Gold

Diamond and Pearl Earrings in 18 K Yellow Gold
Located in New York, NY
Diamond And Pearl Earrings Handcrafted in 18 K Yellow Gold. The details are as follows : Diamond weight: 2 carat ( H color and SI clarity ) Metal: 18k Yellow gold Push backs - 14k...
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2010s Pearl Drop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Yellow Gold

Modern Precious Pearl Diamond Fabulous White Gold Dangle Earrings
Located in Montreux, CH
Earrings White Gold 14 K (Matching Ring Available) Diamond 60-Round 57-0,33-4/5A Pearl d 7,5-8,0 2-6,24 ct Weight 4.06 grams With a heritage of ancient fine Swiss jewelry tradition...
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2010s Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Cultured Pearl, 14k Gold

Ivanka Trump, South Sea Pearl and Diamond Diamonds by The Yard Dangle Earrings
Located in New York, NY
A unique pair of earrings featuring natural south sea pearls suspended on an 18 karat white gold chain bezel set with round brilliant diamonds. Diamonds weigh 12.30 carats total.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, South Sea Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Himalia Pearl and Diamond Dangle Earrings
Located in New York, NY
A stunning pair of Cartier Himalia diamond drop earrings featuring Tahitian pearls suspended in a diamond encrusted 18k White Gold mounting. Comes with original Cartier box and certi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Black Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Agrafe White Gold Diamond Pearl Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Cartier Agrafe drop earrings crafted in 18 karat white gold. Brickwork links are pave set with round brilliant cut diamonds weighing an estimated 1.30cttw for the pair. At ...
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Early 2000s Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

Freshwater Pearl Earrings 14K White Gold Fish and .04ctw Diamond
Located in New York, NY
Stunning 14K White Gold fish earrings with 8-8.5mm Freshwater White Pearl and .04ctw Diamond. Perfect for any occasion!
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21st Century and Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Freshwater Pearl, 14k Gold

1.2 Carat Diamond and 17.5 Carats South Sea Pearl Drop Earring
Located in New York, NY
The Eleanor earring features a pair of South Sea Pearls, dropped from timeless diamond baguette earring, made in 18K white gold. South Sea Cultured Pearl Shape Drop Color Cream Qua...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, South Sea Pearl

Elegant 15mm Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings
By Bijoux Num
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant 15mm Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings These elegant pair of earrings feature a pair of lustrous 15mm cultured Edison pearls and adorned with round simulated diamonds, handset in...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Sterling Silver, 18k Gold, Vermeil

Diamond Large Tahitian Pearl Earrings 18k Gold Certified
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fine Quality Tahitian Pearl Diamond Earrings 18k Gold 13.5 mm Certified $2,950 913503 This is a Unique Custom Made Glamorous Piece of Jewelry! Nothing says, “I Love you” more than ...
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2010s Modern Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, South Sea Pearl, Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

Diamond Large Fresh Water Pearl Earrings Baroque Certified
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fine Quality Baroque Freshwater Pearl Earrings 26.10 mm Certified $1,290 920919 This is a Unique Custom Made Glamorous Piece of Jewelry! Nothing says, “I Love you” more than Diamon...
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2010s Modern Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Rose Gold, 14k Gold

Tahitian Pearl Earrings 14k White Gold Certified
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tahitian Pearl 14 KT Earrings Certified $1,290 815495 This is a One of a Kind Unique Custom Made Glamorous Piece of Jewelry! Nothing says, “I Love you” more than Diamonds and Pearl...
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2010s Pearl Drop Earrings

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Pearl, White Gold, 14k Gold

Vintage Snowflake Diamond & Pearl Dangling Earrings 14k Yellow Gold
Located in MIAMI, FL
Beautifully crafted vintage earrings crafted in 14k yellow gold. The earrings depict a snowflake design or also known as starburst. The earrings are set with a pearl stud secured wit...
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Early 1900s Late Victorian Antique Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Yellow Gold

1980's Italian Pearl Peridot Amethyst 18K Yellow Gold Retro Drop Earrings
Located in Miami, FL
Enjoy a display of color and elegance, on these high polished dangle earrings, Made in Italy, crafted in 18K yellow gold with a polished finish, with a double link design. For colo...
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1980s Modern Vintage Pearl Drop Earrings

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Amethyst, Pearl, Peridot, Yellow Gold

14 Karat Yellow Gold London Blue Topaz Peacock Green Baroque Pearl Earrings
Located in New York City, NY
A Striking Cushion Cut London Blue Topaz with contrasts with the luminous natural peacock green freshwater baroque pearl drop create a a unique show stopping earring. Set in a high ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Pearl, Topaz, Blue Topaz, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Black and White Dangle Drop Earring Set in 18k Yellow Gold
Located in New York, NY
Cool and sexy looking this black and white diamond with white pearls around is such a fun piece and is set in 18K Yellow Gold. Closure: Push Post 18KT Gold:7.632gms Diamond:11.44ct...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Szor Silver Blue Freshwater Baroque Pearl Diamond Blackened Silver Drop Earrings
Located in Dallas, TX
Drop Earrings featuring a matched pair of exquisite iridescent silvery-blue freshwater baroque pearls with violet and pink overtones, attached to diamond-set and black rhodium-finish...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Rhodium, Silver, Sterling Silver

Ella Gafter 15mm South Sea Pearl Diamond Drop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
The South Sea pearl and diamond earrings feature two 15mm pearls of fine quality nacre and beautiful lustre. The pearls are suspended from 2 hoops set with round diamonds of top qual...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, White Diamond, South Sea Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

Emerald Pearl Drop Earrings w 6 Green Emeralds and White Pearl Dangle Earrings
Located in Austin, TX
Bright green emeralds and gorgeous white pearls-what a match! The details for these gorgeous earrings are listed below: Metal Quality: 14 k White Gold Earring Type: Drop Gemstone: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Pearl Drop Earrings

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Emerald, Pearl, 14k Gold, White Gold

Sterling Silver Gold-Plated Baroque Pearl Long Swing Earrings
By HSU London
Located in South Bank, Waterloo, London
Unfinishing Line collection exudes minimalism and precision with its smooth lines and angles. Detailed with an​ under hoop structure with our hand-picked​ and carefully paired baroq...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Pearl Drop Earrings

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Pearl, Gold Plate, Sterling Silver

18 Karat Gold Calibre Cut Emerald Pearl Carving Diamond Dangler Earrings
Located in Jaipur, Rajasthan
18 karat yellow gold calibre cut emerald pearl carving diamond dangler earrings. This extraordinary gleaming green emerald mother of pearl Cameo dangling earrings is very princely. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Natural Pearl, Diamond, Emerald, Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold

Cyntia Miglio Freshwater Pearls Drop Earrings
Located in Toronto, Ontario
"Dalila" drop earrings are part of Cyntia Miglio's "Movement" Collection. These pair of curvaceaus earrings are the perfect evening staple. Handcrafted in brass and gold dipped in 22...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modernist Pearl Drop Earrings

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Freshwater Pearl, 22k Gold, Brass

Black Tahitian Pearl and 18 Karat Gold Earring
Located in New York, NY
Our delicate & daintiest version of our Tahitian cultured pearl & 18K gold signature earrings. Perfect for everyday. Description: These range in size from approximately 8.5-9.5mm an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Pearl, 18k Gold

Vintage Pearls 14K Gold Drop Earrings
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Vintage pearl drop earrings crafted in 14k gold. These lovely earrings are made with two round pearls set with a gold openwork flower design at the centerpiece and bottom. The earrin...
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Mid-20th Century Pearl Drop Earrings

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Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

14 Karat White Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl and Diamond Earring
Located in New York, NY
These Chinese Freshwater pearls hang off a diamond stud set in a round bezel. The classic yet versatile design of these earrings is perfect for the working woman or for an evening ou...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, White Gold, 14k Gold

Kian Design 18 Carat White Gold South Sea Pearl and Diamond Drop Earrings
Located in South Perth, AU
Tear Drop Perla Earrings These exquisite earrings are set with a stunning pair of South Sea pearls, a white diamond pair and a cognac diamond pair that are contained within the fanc...
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2010s Modernist Pearl Drop Earrings

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White Diamond, Brown Diamond, South Sea Pearl, 18k Gold

Pink Freshwater Cultured Pearl Diamond Drop Earrings 0.11 Carats 14K Pink Gold
Located in New York, NY
14K Rose gold drop earrings featuring two Pink freshwater pearls measuring 10-11 mm flanked with round brilliants weighing 0.11 carats. Pearl Quality: AAA Luster: AAA, Excellent Na...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Cultured Pearl, Gold, Rose Gold, 14k Gold

Pair of Mid-20th Century Pearl Drop Earrings
Located in London, GB
A pair of mid 20th century pearl drop earrings, the button-shaped pearl top, suspending a gold conical spiral leading to a smaller pearl, with yellow gold hook fittings, circa 1950, ...
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1950s Retro Vintage Pearl Drop Earrings

Materials

Pearl, Yellow Gold

Pearl and Diamond Lever-Back Cluster Drop Earrings Set in 18 Karat Gold
Located in London, GB
An extremely elegant pair of pearl and diamond lever-back cluster drop earrings set in 18k yellow and white gold. Each earring is centrally set with a round brilliant cut diamond w...
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Early 2000s Modern Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Platinum Tiffany & Co. Diamond and Pearl Drop Earring
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Tiffany & Co. Diamond and Pearl Drop Earring in Platinum. Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds weighing approximately 2.5 carat total weight, F-G in color and VS in clarity are expertly set...
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2010s Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

Pair of Victorian Coral and Pearl Drop Earrings
Located in London, GB
A pair of Victorian coral and pearl drop earrings, each consisted of a button-shaped coral top suspending a pearl and a drop-shaped coral, all mounted in yellow gold, with shepherd-h...
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1890s Victorian Antique Pearl Drop Earrings

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Coral, Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Corallium Rubrum Diamond Ruby and Baroque Pearl Earrings
Located in Firenze, IT
Botton Pink corallium rubrum and suspended baroque pearl lenght 3,5cm
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

Pink Sapphire Ombree Diamond South Sea Pearl Drop Earrings 166 Carat 18 Karat
Located in New York, NY
18K White gold drop earrings featuring pink sapphire ombreesapphires weighing 1.32 carats, 20 round brilliants weighing 0.34 carats and two South Sea Pearls measuring 11-12mm
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, South Sea Pearl, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold

Marina J. Dark Grey, White and Light Grey Pearl Earrings with 14 Karat Gold
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
These beautiful and elegant earrings are handmade with a fine 4mm dark grey pearl, a 6mm white pearl, and a 15mm light grey pearl with 14K white gold for the wiring and stud. They ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Pearl Drop Earrings

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Cultured Pearl, Natural Pearl, White Gold, Gold, 14k Gold

"Grevillea" Drop Wire Earrings with Tahitian Black Pearls in Yellow Gold
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Eytan Brandes used actual seed pods to make these long 14 karat yellow gold earrings. The lustrous, baroque Tahitian pearls are about 10mm each. The pods are suspended on contoured...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Pearl, Black Pearl, South Sea Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond Twirl Tahitian Pearl Drop French Hook 18 Karat Gold Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Twirl Tahitian Pearl Drop French Hook 18 Karat Gold Earrings Diamond: 0.08ct. Gold: 18K 4.078g. Tahitian Pearls: 2 pcs.
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2010s Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Black Pearl, 18k Gold

Ico & the Bird Aquamarine,Tanzanite Rudy Diamond Pearl 18 Karat Gold Earrings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mismatched pair of cluster earrings featuring Aquamarine, Tanzanite, Diamonds, Rubies and Pearls compliment each other in slightly different shapes. A 3.84 carat Aquamarine pear dr...
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2010s Artisan Pearl Drop Earrings

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Aquamarine, Pearl, Diamond, Tanzanite, 18k Gold, Gold

Art Deco Diamond Pearl Earrings 14 Karat White Gold 44 Diamonds Antique
Located in New York, NY
A stunning pair of Art Deco - Hollywood Regency Earrings. The earrings set with 44 radiant white Diamonds totaling approximately 1 Carat. The pendants hang from 8 mm Pearls. The j...
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20th Century Art Deco Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, 14k Gold

Antique Victorian 18k Rose Gold Platinum Top Old Mine Diamond and Pearl Earrings
Located in Great Neck, NY
Gorgeous Antique Victorian 18K Rose Gold Platinum Top Old Mine Diamond and Pearl Earrings. These amazing victorian diamond earrings have old mine cut diamonds surrounding a natural p...
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Early 1900s Victorian Antique Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Rose Gold, Platinum

Intini Jewels Gold Carved Mother Pearl Natural Color Tear Drops Dangle Earrings
Located in Milano, IT
Mother of Pearl drops combining voluminous shapes with vivid natural colours, resulting in bold, free-spirited pieces with a charming elegance. This piece design is inspired in the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Empire Pearl Drop Earrings

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Pearl, Natural Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Yoko London Tahitian Pearl and Diamond Earrings in 18 Karat White Gold
Located in London, GB
These striking earrings by Yoko London feature 15.5mm Tahitian pearls beneath a scintillating arrangement of pavé-set diamonds. The 18 Karat white gold setting perfectly accentuates ...
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2010s Modern Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Black Pearl, Cultured Pearl, South Sea Pearl, White Gold...

Pearl and Old Cut Diamond 18 Carat White Gold Drop Hook Earrings
Located in London, GB
Beautifully delicate pair of drop earrings featuring teardrop cultured pearls hanging from an intricate open work design set with eight old cut diamonds in milgrain settings and fini...
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2010s Romantic Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Carved Cameo Diamond 18 Karat Gold Floral Earrings
Located in Hoffman Estate, IL
Cast in 18 karat gold. These beautiful cameo earrings are set with 40.0 carat carved cameo, 7.2 carats pearl and 3.03 carats of diamonds. FOLLOW MEGHNA JEWELS storefront to view t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold

Michael Kneebone Swiss Blue Topaz Diamond Gray Pearl Dangle Earrings
Located in Austin, TX
Swiss blue topaz in a whimsical keystone cut are featured in these elegant dangle earrings. The gems are exceedingly well cut, polished and matched. The blue topaz are complimented...
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2010s Contemporary Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Topaz, 18k Gold

18 Karat Gold Australian Pearls and Diamonds Earrings
Located in Valenza, IT
Modern and elegant Yellow Gold earrings, with Australian Pearls mm 12,30 and Diamonds ct. 1,86, Made in Italy by Roberto Casarin. A alegant and modern design, with two beautiful fi...
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2010s Modern Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Edwardian Diamond Keshi South Sea Pearl Earrings Platinum
Located in New York, NY
What's old is new again... These Edwardian bows were once a brooch and and redesigned into a fabulous pair of earrings. One the top of the bow I mounted two Keshi pearls with two Sou...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Pearl Drop Earrings

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Diamond, South Sea Pearl, Platinum

Vintage and Antique Pearl Jewelry

The pearl has been synonymous with ladylike elegance since the Tudor period — learn what to look for when shopping for vintage and antique pearl jewelry as well as how to tell the origin of a pearl with our handy primer.

Every woman at some point in her life desires a simple strand of pearls. They are elegant, timeless, versatile — just ask Coco Chanel or Jacqueline Kennedy — and valuable. In 1917, Pierre Cartier famously traded a double-strand of natural pearls for a Fifth Avenue mansion, the Cartier brand’s flagship store ever since. And if you were born in the beginning of summer, pearl is the June birthstone.

It is possible to tell where a pearl originated from its appearance. Akoyas are usually round and white — the classic pearl, if you will. South Sea pearls are normally larger and vary in color; orangey yellow ones are not uncommon. Tahitian pearls are mostly black but can also be gray or brown, and between the Akoya and the South Sea varieties in size. Freshwater pearls, or Orientals, run the gamut in terms of color and size, but in shape, they tend to resemble Rice Krispies. Another important distinction is a round pearl versus a baroque pearl. A round pearl is self-explanatory, but there are two types of baroque pearls: symmetrical and asymmetrical. In general, the symmetrical variation commands a higher valuation. Within a strand of pearls, uniformity is prized — the more the individual pearls resemble one another, the more valuable the strand.

According to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the earliest recorded mention of a pearl was in 2206 BC by a Chinese historian. Centuries later, Christopher Columbus made it a point to visit pearl fisheries during his 15th-century exploration of the Caribbean. Since the late-19th century, the Japanese have been at the forefront of cultivating pearls, when jeweler Kokichi Mikimoto successfully cultured the world’s first pearl in 1893.

On 1stDibs, find vintage and antique pearl necklaces, pearl earrings and other accessories.