Black pearl jewelry is gaining more and more popularity in the world of fashionable and stylish accessories and jewelry. Compared to the traditional and classic white pearls, women and even men are caught in the allure of the deep rich color of black pearls, along with their dramatic modern look. Black pearl jewelry looks good and goes well with almost any light-colored ensemble, just like the effect when white pearls are worn with dark-colored clothing.
Black pearls are made by black-lipped oysters that live in the Indian Oceans and the French Polynesian. They have an average size of around 8 to 17 millimeters and are the only pearls that come in a dark color naturally. Black pearls, which are also called Tahitian pearls, do not only come in a black color. They could also be dark blue, gray, brown and blue green with overtones of red, purple or green.
There are also differences between the freshwater and saltwater black pearl jewelry. The black pearls, which are from the sea, have a color that is deeper while black pearls, which are from freshwater, have a faded or light gray appearance. Also, saltwater pearls are usually rounder and more lustrous than freshwater pearls, making them more expensive.
Generally, larger and rounder pearls and pearls which have overtones are considered to be more valuable and stylish. Black pearls are still the most frequently and popularly searched color, which is followed by pink pearls, and then blue pearls and then white pearls. The uniqueness and natural mystique of black pearl jewelry make them great gifts whenever there is a special occasion and even when there are none.