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Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery

Regular price £955.00

Adorn your ears with these superb 18ct White Gold Diamond and Black Pearl drop earrings and add a touch of elegance to your everyday life! 

Eight dainty .01ct round brilliant cut Diamonds lead the gaze down 34mm to the pretty yet edgy natural black 9mm Pearls swaying softly with your every movement. Clean rubover settings run the border of each Diamond gemstone making these earrings look undeniably modern and decadent.

These earrings are also available with a more traditional cream/white Pearl.

The Tahitian pearl (or black pearl) is an organic gem formed from the black lip oyster. Tahitian pearls come in a range of colours from white to black. The most valuable of these are of the darker variety, as the naturally dark tones of the Tahitian pearls is a unique quality among pearls. A true black Tahitian pearl is extremely rare, and largely considered one of the most beautiful kinds of pearls in the world. Most Tahitian pearls that are identified as “black” are actually charcoal grey, silver, or dark green.

Because of their darker hues, Tahitian pearls are commonly known as "black pearls".

Round, flawless, and orient are words you’ll hear relating to Pearls and these are qualities used to determine their value. Because no two Pearls are identical in shape or size, it takes a quality jeweller hours and hours to select matching Pearls when stringing them together for necklaces and bracelets. The finest Pearls do not have any flaws, bumps or marks in the nacre and they should have an even and clean surface. The final consideration when valuing Pearls is their orient. This is the word used to describe the lustre of a Pearl (also referred to as pearlescence). The orient is a soft iridescence caused by the refraction of light off the layers of nacre.

Pearls are a delicate gem. Pearls are soft and porous, so need special care. Pearls like to be worn – the body’s natural oils keep Pearls looking at their best. It is vital to store Pearls so that they won’t be scratched by other gems or metal. Do not allow Pearls to get too hot as they will dry out and might crack. Pearls are very susceptible to chemical cleaners, avoid contact with perfume, ammonia and bleaches. Do not use an ultrasonic cleaner, rather wipe them regularly with a soft cloth. They can also be cleaned every now and again with mild soapy water and left to dry naturally before being put safely away. Do not store Pearls in an airtight container as you might with an Opal, they prefer to be kept in a soft pouch or lined jewellery box.

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