Black Tahitian Pearls – What’s all the Fuss?

November 27, 2014 by Melissa

When people talk about pearls most people think of white, silky, luxurious gems with maybe a few different color overtones. Black pearl jewelry however seem to be on the rise. They add a new twist to a classical look and have actually secretly been very popular for the last 80 years, and are sure to only rise in popularity in the years to come.

Tahitian or black pearls have been made popular through the ages by all of the major female icons, such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Princess Diana and now Kate Middleton, so if you love Tahitian pearls, you’re in good company.

Get the Right Overtones

When you are choosing your ‘black’ pearls, you need to think about your complexion as well as your wardrobe. Tahitian pearls come with a range of different overtones, such as blues, greens, and silvers. Think about how they would affect your complexion before you decide which ones to buy.

Keep it Simple

Black pearls usually offer a wonderful contrast to a light or colorful outfit so it is recommended to keep the outfit as simple as possible to show off your opulent Tahitian pearl jewelry. Remember, you’re looking for Tahitian pearls, not to be confused with other black pearls like Akoya pearls, which are a much deeper black color.

Get Gothic

Black pearls can be combined with a black or lacy outfit with heavy makeup for a delightfully gothic look. Try an 8 – 10 mm Tahitian south sea pearl necklace, or Tahitian south sea tincup dangling earrings for a really great effect.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to using black or Tahitian pearl jewelry. Black is a very forgiving color and can be coupled with most other colors, so get creative, use your imagination and see what you can come up with.