Looking for a classic gift that goes with everything? The answer is simple: pearls! These sophisticated, wearable styles add a hint of elegance and luxury to any outfit.
What are pearls?
Pearls are the only gems created by a living species. Prized for thousands of years because of their unique appearance, pearls are formed in the bodies of mollusks like oysters and mussels, in both fresh water and salt water. The process begins when an irritant enters the mollusk. As a reaction, the mollusk begins to coat it with a substance called nacre, eventually creating the luster we recognize as a pearl. Most pearls will take between two and four years to develop fully.
Pearls will also look different depending on where they are formed. The most common type of pearl is the freshwater pearl, which accounts for nearly 95% of global pearl production. The other types include akoya, Tahitian and South Sea saltwater pearls. They vary in color from silvery-grey to pink to grey-green. Shane Co. carries all pearl types in a variety of styles.
Read on to discover our favorite pearl gifts this season, from classic pearl strands to modern twists.
This simple Cultured Freshwater Pearl Necklace is the perfect stocking stuffer at only $100. Crafted with high-quality sterling silver, the 20-inch Singapore chain allows for length adjustments, with a 2-inch extender ending in another dangling freshwater pearl.
Add some color to your look with this Pearl, Green Chrome Diopside and White Sapphire Pendant! One lustrous cultured freshwater pearl hangs alongside one pear-shaped green chrome diopside and one round white sapphire, for a chic and shimmering design she’ll love to wear.
You can’t go wrong with a timeless pearl strand! Made with our cultured freshwater pearls, each pearl in this 18-inch strand is hand-matched for consistent color and luster. It’s secured by a 14k white gold clasp for ultimate safety.
Try something different with this South Sea and Tahitian Pearl Pendant. Featuring eye-catching South Sea and Tahitian pearls, the triple-pearl design hangs from a Singapore chain made from our 14k yellow gold. This adjustable necklace is secured by a lobster clasp.
Another great stocking stuffer, this Cultured Freshwater Pearl Bracelet is only $125 and features 7.5-8mm cultured freshwater pearls along a Singapore chain made from our quality sterling silver, with a 2-inch chain extender for adjustment.
For some extra luxury, try this Cultured Tahitian and South Sea Pearl Bracelet. This stunning design displays both cultured Tahitian and South Sea pearls and is secured by a decorative ball clasp crafted out of 14k white gold.
With a truly unique design, this Cultured Natural Blue Akoya Pearl Tin Cup Bracelet is one of a kind. Natural blue akoya pearls shine beautifully along a 7-inch diamond cut chain made from quality 14k white gold.
Every woman needs a pair of Cultured Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings in her jewelry box. This vintage-inspired style is made with quality sterling silver and delicately accented with milgrain detailing to show off two cultured freshwater pearls.
Make a matching set with your gorgeous pendant with these Freshwater Pearl, White Sapphire and Chrome Diopside Earrings. Two freshwater pearls provide elegance and shine alongside green chrome diopside and white sapphire.
Add some sparkle to your pearls with these Cultured Akoya Pearl and Diamond Earrings. With a chic S-shaped design featuring cultured akoya pearls and 24 round diamonds, these earrings can be worn alone or as a set with a matching necklace.
Show off your style with these South Sea and Tahitian Pearl Dangle Earrings. Secured by friction backs, this pair dangles at 2 and 1/8 inches for a show-stopping look in 14k yellow gold.
This Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Ring in 14k Rose Gold is a sparkly surprise to give as a gift. With one hand-picked 5.5mm cultured freshwater pearl accented by 19 round diamonds, our signature shade of rose gold shines brightly in this unique design.
We love the look of this Cultured Tahitian Pearl and Diamond Ring, and she will too! Set in 14k white gold with one cultured Tahitian pearl taking center stage, this ring is offset by 24 round pavé-set diamonds in a contemporary design.
New meets old with this Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Vintage Ring. Crafted from quality sterling silver, one pink cultured freshwater pearl is embraced in a fashionable design with this vintage-inspired cocktail ring.
Want to see more of our selection of pearl gifts? Check out your options on our website, or shop our Holiday Gift Guide — just in time to find the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season.