Jewels of the Sea

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Classic pearls take a mod­ern tack with ex­quis­ite gem pair­ings, strik­ing sil­hou­ettes, and bomb­shell hues.

→ Baroque pearls boast an or­ganic, ir­reg­u­lar shape (a style highly prized by Re­nais­sanceera jew­el­ers). 1. Blonde Fade Mul­ti­color South Sea Pearl Strand Neck­lace by Mas­toloni, $5,500; mas­ 2. Vir­gin Gold and Cul­tured Pearl Spi­ral Ear­clips by Belper­ron, $15,500; belper­ 3. Swirl Tahi­tian Pearl Ring by Mar­got Mck­in­ney, $22,500; mar­gotm­ck­in­ 4. Twig Hinged By­pass with Tahi­tian Pearls by K. Brunini, $6,970; kbruninib­ri­ 5. Rikita Ear­rings by San­jay Kasli­wal, $4,500; 212-988-1511. 6. Mar­quetry Wa­ter Lily Cuff by Sil­via Fur­manovich, $12,540; Bergdorf Good­man, 212-753-7300. 7. Melo Pas­sion Ear­rings by As­sael, $92,000; as­ 8. Pearl Lariat by Bel­pearl, $10,500; bel­ 9. Turquoise Deco Dream Ear­rings by Hanut Singh, $5,400; 10. Black-eyed Su­san Drop Ear­rings by Mish New York, $12,400; mish­ 11. Color Change Gar­net and Tahi­tian Ear­rings by As­sael, $29,000; as­ ← Fresh­wa­ter cul­tured pearls are most of­ten found in China’s waters and can vary in color. ↑ These rare pink and pur­ple Ka­sum­iga pearls grow in Lake Ka­sum­iga-ura in Ja­pan. ↑ Aus­tralian South Sea pearls are made by the largest and rarest Pinc­tada max­ima oysters. Melo Melo pearls form in the marine sea snail of the South China Sea. ↙ ↑ Nat­u­ral Tahi­tian pearls come from a black­lipped va­ri­ety of oys­ter in the French Poly­ne­sian is­lands. Akoya cul­tured pearls owe their iri­des­cent luster to lay­ers of nacre (shell lin­ing) that form around the pearl. ↙ 11 1 10 9 2 5 4 6 3 8 7

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