Introducing black pearls to our Perla collection! Dive into the exciting world of the black pearl.
The classic and sophisticated Perla collection is growing! As we add black freshwater pearls to our handcrafted selection, it’s a good time to get to know this precious jewel.
Black freshwater pearls have a rich history and carry a profound symbolism. These lustrous gems originate from freshwater mussels, primarily found in rivers, lakes, and ponds across regions like China, the United States, and Japan. Throughout history, black pearls have been revered for their rarity and elegance, often associated with sophistication and luxury. Black pearls have been at the center of traditional Tahitian ceremonies and were particularly and famously cherished by Queen Elizabeth I.
Symbolically, they are seen as a representation of wisdom, strength, and resilience, as they are born from adversity but emerge as exquisite treasures. As a result, black freshwater pearls have become a sought-after gemstone. They are cherished for their unique allure and deep, mysterious beauty, making them a captivating choice for both classic and contemporary jewelry designs.
This makes the black freshwater pearl the perfect complement to Son of A Sailor’s delicate 14k gold-filled necklaces, hoops and bracelets that make up the base of our Perla collection. The minimalist Perla collection is designed to be versatile, adding a bit of effortless and timeless elegance to both everyday wear and more elevated occasions. Each one-of-a-kind freshwater pearl is beautifully displayed on a 14k gold-filled chain or hoop made in our Texas studio with pride, precision and the heirloom quality materials you can always expect from Son of a Sailor.