At American Pearl, one of the greatest rewards we receive is the opportunity to be part of the numerous joyful occasions our customers experience each year. From engagements and anniversaries to "just because" gifts, it is through you that we are reminded how valuable these gifts are. We are truly honored to be a part of this process and understand the responsibility you have given us to create these precious, timeless pieces. It is for this reason that we invest so much time in selecting the finest quality loose pearls from our inventory that are perfectly clean and extremely lustrous for our pearl rings. You can also customize each ring by clicking the customize button above each product to change the metal color, metal purity and pearl color to make each pearl ring your very own. If you do not see what you are looking, please contact an American Pearl Specialist who is ready to assist you. Each pearl ring featured on American Pearl is proudly manufactured from beginning to end in the United States of America in our New York offices. Our pearl rings are 100% Made in America.
|Opulent, luxurious, refined, elegant and even practical, American Pearl rings satisfy all tastes and budgets. These rings are mounted with a variety of gems, ranging from saltwater to freshwater pearls.
The rings at American Pearl can be set with the large and rare South Sea pearls, the smaller luminous Akoya, or more delicate freshwater pearls. These can be further enhanced with matching earrings, bracelets or necklaces also available at American Pearl.
Pearl rings are a classic addition to any outfit for any occasion. They will never sit unused in a jewelry box. A pearl ring with or without diamonds will add Hollywood glamour to a basic pair of blue jeans. However there are some special events that are better when commemorated with pearls! Younger women celebrating their sweet sixteen or a bat mitzvah will treasure an elegant pearl ring with diamonds, such as the Princess line of jewelry. However, no matter which type of pearl set is chosen, they will be treasured mementos for the rest of her life. Pearls never go out of style, she may even choose to wear her pearl set later at her wedding or pass them down to her own daughter! The larger and rarer South Sea pearls, which come in white or gold, are appropriate for a variety of events. For the elegant iconoclast they make perfect natural pearl engagement rings or anniversary rings, as do Akoya pearls. For the romantic couple seeking to express their devotion before becoming officially engaged, a promise ring with a South Sea, Akoya, or freshwater pearl can be an ideal alternative to a diamond. These rings also make excellent gifts for Mother's Day as a pearl ring can be worn as a daily reminder of how much a woman is appreciated by her family.
Many of the cocktail rings offered by American Pearl would not be out of place on the red carpet or at the opera. A black Tahitian Pearl set with diamonds can always be relied upon to make a dramatic statement of sophisticated allure. On the other hand, flashy jewelry may not be appropriate at a fundraising event or a luncheon at a museum. Pearls, even when set on a bed of diamonds, indicate refined taste.
However if you love the look of a pearl ring but would prefer a lower profile on your finger, the Mabe pearl is an excellent choice. Grown not inside the oyster but against the shell itself, Mabe pearls are naturally half round and can be set easily into a ring bezel. However, a ring decorated with Mother of Pearl offers the lowest profile of all. Made of the substance nacre which coats the interior of many oysters' shells and all pearls, Mother of Pearl can be used to inlay a ring. These rings have the same luminous quality as other pearl rings, but have a flat profile against the hand. Mother of Pearl engagement rings have an especially romantic look.
South Sea pearls are grown in warm tropical waters such as those off the golden beaches of the Philippines or Australia. They are grown in a particular type of saltwater oyster, the Pinctada maxima, whose size and slow growth guarantees pearls of unusual size and luster. They range in color from a rich gold, the most unique variety, to an iridescent white. Grown in a black lip oyster, or the Pinctada mararitifera-cumingi, Tahitian pearls are usually darker in color than the South Sea types. They come in a variety of colors from peacock and black to silver.
The Akoya is grown in the Pinctada fucata martensii off the coast of Japan. Usually smaller than South Sea Pearls, the sumptuous Akoya is a wonderful choice for a ring. They range in color from peach to cream to silver.
Freshwater pearls are another splendid choice for a unique ring that will satisfy both the desire for natural beauty as well as a price-conscious prize. Similar to their luxuriant cousin, the Akoya pearl, in appearance, they are easier to grow and thus easier on the wallet. They are grown inside smaller freshwater oysters, usually in the clean lakes of China near Shanghai. These pearls can be found in a wide variety of colors as well. American Pearl offers a range of mountings for these beautiful gems. Both white and yellow gold are available ranging from 14k to 18k. In these mountings the discerning customer can express their own sense of style, from the modern to the classic. Refined solitaire pearl rings are available but your pearl can also be surrounded and enhanced by diamonds to make a grander statement.