Cultured Pearl Strands
How to choose pearl strands. Look for pearls that are mostly round, with high to medium luster, good uniformity, and minimal surface spotting. For the classic pearl, choose Akoya pearls. For an affordable gift, choose Freshwater pearls. Exotic black Tahitian pearls offer dramatic color and impressive size.
Freshwater Pearl Strands with 14k White Gold
Freshwater pearls are generally less uniformly round and most are smaller in size than Akoya pearls, but they look much like the Akoya, and are available at about 1/5 the cost. A secure 14k white gold clasp brings out the white luster of the pearls.
Classic Akoya Pearl Strands with 18k White Gold
The Akoya is the classic pearl for strands of all lengths. It has a cream body color and is often highlighted with rosé overtones. A secure 18k white gold clasp brings out the white luster of the pearls.
Premier Akoya Pearl Strands with 18k White Gold
Blue Nile Premier Akoya Cultured Pearls are the highest quality pearls in our Akoya collection. The thick nacre coating results in a very high luster and beautiful white body – often highlighted with rosé or silver overtones. The 18k white gold clasp is accented with three pavé-set diamonds.
Tahitian Pearl Strands with 18k White Gold
Tahitian pearls are very large compared to other pearls, and they are treasured for their rare, natural black body color. They also exhibit extraordinary overtones ranging from green to pink, making them an exotic and eye-catching choice of jewelry.