ASTRID 18k Gold & Golden South Sea Pearl Drops
The ASTRID 18k Yellow Gold & Golden South Sea Pearl Drop earring features shimmery champagne South Sea pearls suspended from delicate 18k Yellow Gold hooks.
10-11mm Golden South Sea Pearls (sizes may vary)
Solid 18k Yellow Gold ear wires
Handmade in our atelier in Spain
All prices in USD
Golden South Sea pearls are among the largest, most valuable pearls produced today. They are grown in the gold-lip variety of the Pinctada maxima, South Sea pearl oyster. Their warm, golden tones are completely natural and untreated. Their host shell is the largest pearl-producing oyster, and as with other saltwater oysters, the Pinctada maxima is bead-nucleated. However, the growth period is approximately 2-4 years, unlike the Akoya pearls, which develop in one to two years, and Tahitian pearls which develop in under two years. Golden South Sea pearls come primarily from the Philippines and Indonesia, with a small percentage coming from Australia.