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Snag These New Pearl Jewels Before They’re Gone


While supplies last.

You may want to adopt this well-worn phrase as the theme of the upcoming gem and jewelry shows in Arizona, given that it applies to all gemstones, but especially to pearls.

As Stuart Robertson, vice president of Gemworld International, recently told JCK, when it comes to the organic gems, “you can anticipate a shortage of finer material developing until probably 2025 because two harvest seasons were partially compromised because of COVID.”

Robertson’s advice for buyers: Keep your eyes peeled for fine quality goods and don’t hesitate to place orders.

To help you prepare, we’ve highlighted nine brand new pearl styles destined for the Centurion show in Phoenix and the AGTA GemFair in Tucson, including an extremely rare 29 mm orange melo pearl weighing 183.22 carats that will make its debut at the Tara Pearls booth at Centurion.

According to a Tara Pearls press release, “the size, color, distinct flame pattern, and pleasing shape combine to make this particular pearl one that any pearl connoisseur would truly prize”—all of which helps explain its $1 million price tag.

Just don’t be surprised if it’s gone when you swing by the Tara booth. This year, more than any year in recent memory, the mantra is: You snooze, you lose.

Melo pearl by Tara Pearls
183 ct. natural melo pearl, $1,000,000; Tara Pearls
Tara Pearls conch pearl earrings
Earrings with 11 cts. t.w. natural conch pearls in 18k white gold with diamonds and rubies, $17,300; Tara Pearls
Mikimoto M Code earrings
M Code earrings in 18k yellow gold with akoya cultured pearls, $1,500; Mikimoto
Mikimoto Classic pearl pendant
Classic pendant in 18k yellow gold with akoya cultured pearl, $1,400; Mikimoto
Mazza pearl pendant
Large freshwater baroque pearl pendant in 14k gold with aquamarine, tourmaline, kyanite, and peridot, $2,990; The Mazza Co.
Yael Designs pearl earrings
Pearl earrings in 18k rose gold with rubellite and diamonds, $15,676; Yael Designs
Alishan pearl sting ray brooch
Sting Ray brooch in 18k yellow gold and patina sterling silver with champagne diamonds, rubies, and cultured blister pearl shell, $3,850; Alishan
Alishan pearl earrings
South Sea and Tahitian pearl earrings in patina sterling silver with diamonds, price on request; Alishan

Top: Necklace featuring 111.18 cts. t.w. natural conch pearls and 6.66 cts. t.w. diamonds, $320,000; Tara Pearls

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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