Classic white pearls are just that: timeless, tailored and traditional. While white pearls certainly have their place in your jewelry repertoire, there are other pearl tones out there just as deserving and every bit as alluring. 

Enter: Black pearls, mysterious gems that have captivated collectors and jewelry wearers for centuries. But what exactly are black pearls? And are they actually real pearls? In actuality, black pearls are real — but they’re not truly black. The name is a bit misleading, because these coveted pearl types radiate other deep tones, including dark green, magenta, burgundy, gray, blue, and silver. 

Each of these handcrafted pieces from Coffin & Trout Fine Jewellers features Tahitian pearls, which originate from French Polynesia. 

Interlace Tahitian Pearl White Gold Ring

The 10.3mm Tahitian pearl we selected for this ring demonstrates to full effect the attraction of so-called black pearls. Swirling from deep green to dramatic magenta, this pearl is accented with color change garnets set in 18k yellow gold to play up the show of color even more.

Axis Tahitian Pearl and Diamond Palladium Pendant

An arc of round brilliant cut diamonds set in palladium clasps a 9.3mm black Tahitian pearl in this pendant. An 18k white gold rope-style chain keeps it securely and fashionably around the wearer’s neck.

Escapade Black and White Pearls and Diamonds Pendant

Nothing complements a black pearl like a classic pearl in contrasting white. This necklace features a white South Sea pearl seemingly balancing atop a dark teal Tahitian pearl, both in a frame of 14k white gold accented by black and white diamonds.

Evolve Faceted Pearl Platinum Ring

You’ve probably never seen a pearl like this. Beguiling in its seafoam green color, with facets cut strategically and artfully to enhance the pearl’s natural gleam. Color change garnets and colorless diamonds enhance the pearl’s impact in this setting.

Interlace Tahitian Pearl and Diamond White Gold Pendant

The silvery green luster of this South Sea Tahitian Pearl is the perfect companion to high shine 14k white gold. For an additional dazzling touch, we’ve added just the right amount of round brilliant cut diamonds.

See these and other black pearl designs, plus learn more about what makes our pearls so special, when you stop in at our showroom. We make custom pieces using a variety of gemstones and precious metals, as well.