The Black Pearl
I was recently contacted by online retailer Pearls Only, who specialise in....you guessed it, pearls. They sent me this 10mm AA Freshwater Pearl and Sterling Heart Pendant to review, and I was thrilled when it arrived. I'm a bit of a sucker for a black pearl, and this lovely specimen slotted-in nicely with a few other freshwater pieces that I have in my collection. I love the elegant simplicity of a black pearl; it has all of the refinement of it's white cousin, but is just a wee bit more unexpected. I like this pendant's modern, open take on a classic heart pendant design, and the fact that the sterling chain (included with the pendant) has a coating of rhodium over the silver to keep the tarnishing at bay.
Pearls Only offers free shipping on all of their orders, and they have an amazing array of stock, with items ranging from freshwater and Akoya to the luxurious and coveted Tahitian and South Sea varieties of pearl (this multicolor Black Tahitian Pearl Necklace actually made me drool a little) . They offer free shipping on all of their orders, all of your pearls come with a free appraisal certificate, and there is a lot of educational stuff on the site that walks you through the different types of pearl, and how they are graded for quality. It's fair to say that I burned-through a fair few minutes of my day scouring their online stock...watch this space for things to come.
Visit Pearls Only to see their full collections of pearls.