Pearl earrings are a classic staple of any woman's pearl jewelry wardrobe. Especially the simple white, round natural color Japanese Akoya cultured pearl earring featured in this section. We proudly offer you the finest quality pearls available in the marketplace. The most important factor is selecting pearl earrings is choosing two pearls that are what we call in the industry "half drilled." Half drilled pearls are perfect fully formed pearl spheres that are drilled half way to accommodate a pearl setting of your choice. It is important to start with half drilled pearls (those perfect fully formed spheres) as other pearls such as three-quarter-cut pearls that previously had a tail or irregularity that was cut off can discolor over time. Three-quarter-cut pearls are less valuable that perfectly round pearls. Some venders sell three-quarter-cut pearls and apply a large rounded cup post shown in the image above to hide the cut in the pearl and complete the round shape of the pearl by adjoining the cup post to the pearl earring. The problem with this technique is, although one cannot tell the pearls are not round, they are sure to discolor over time as dirt and other substances can penetrate the area in between the open cut of the pearl and the cup post and eventually cause the pearl to change in color over time.
American Pearl only uses perfectly round, fully formed spheres before setting your pearl earrings. All the of the pearl earrings are carefully matched for luster, body color, size and overtone to insure your pearl earrings are a perfect match. The matching of two pearls for an earring is an art that we have perfected for over a half century. As no two pearls are exactly alike, you can count on American Pearl to offer you the finest possible match from the pearl harvest.
If you are looking to match your newly purchased pearl earrings with a pearl necklace or pearl bracelet, American Pearl keeps meticulous records of the size, color and quality of the pearl earrings you purchase here to insure any future pearl necklace or pearl bracelet you purchase in the future matches perfectly.
In addition to selecting the pearl size and quality from the chart above, you have the choice of choosing the setting for the pearl earrings. Most women prefer the simple post with back. Others choose the screw back for extra security.For pearl earrings other than the simply classic stud, please click here