Gone Solo: Jewels Featuring a Single Pearl



The gem of the sea at its best

Pearls are so often represented in groups, so I forget how eye-catching a single pearl can be. We (perhaps, the royal we), so often focus on diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, opals, tourmalines—the list goes on—as our center stones (and, rightfully so, because they’re spectacular). But in the course of all that, it’s good to recognize the pearl for its featured-player potential. Imagine, a glorious gem so lustrous, so alluring, it inspires a jewelry design all for itself. If your imagination is lacking, don’t worry—I’ve found these drool-worthy styles for you.

Baggins South Sea pearl ring | JCK On Your Market

Ring in 18k white gold with a 16.8 mm South Sea pearl and 1.33 cts. t.w. diamonds, $12,000; Baggins

 

Belpearl South Sea pearl and pink sapphire ring | JCK On Your Market

Ring in 18k rose gold with 13 mm South Sea pearl and 2.33 cts. t.w. pink sapphires and diamonds, price on request; Belpearl

 

Jewelmer Le Vie Toccata necklace | JCK On Your Market

Toccata La Vie collection necklace in 18k yellow, white, and rose gold with 20 mm silvery baroque South Sea pearl and 5.723 cts. t.w. gray, pink, and white diamonds, $184,410; Jewelmer

 

Shay Caged pearl ring | JCK On Your Market

Caged Pearl ring in 18k blackened gold with diamonds, $2,415; Shay Fine Jewelry

 

Tanya Farah Garden of Eden mother-of-pearl ring | JCK On Your Market

Garden of Eden one-of-a-kind ring in 18k yellow gold with mother-of-pearl and 0.65 ct. t.w. diamonds, $8,800; Tanya Farah

 

 

 

Tara Pearls bee brooch | JCK On Your Market

Bee pin with pearl, rubies, and diamonds, price on request; Tara Pearls

 

Vicky Lew London Yellow Chrysolampis Mosquitus ring | JCK On Your Market

Yellow Chrysolampis Mosquitus ring in black rhodium-plated 18k white gold with South Sea pearl, sapphires, topaz, and smoky quartz, $23,750; Vicky Lew London

 

Yoko London South Sea pearl flower ring | JCK On Your Market

Flower ring in 18k white and yellow gold with 14 mm–15 mm South Sea pearl, 0.48 ct. t.w. yellow diamonds, and 0.24 ct. t.w. diamonds, $6,000; Yoko London

 

Lydia Courteille | JCK On Your Market

Ring in 18k white gold with Tahitian pearl and diamonds, price on request; Lydia Courteille

 

Amy Glaswand Luna Claire ring | JCK On Your Market

Luna Claire ring in 18k yellow gold with 5 mm akoya pearl, pink sapphires, and 0.96 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,600; Amy Glaswand