The Classic – Pearl earrings

laguna-pearl-earrings-blogger-review-99189mm Tahitian South Sea Pearl Stud Earrings, $299 (reg $799) c/o

“Di! Are those 9’s or 10’s?” exclaimed Meagan. A fine jewelry expert and an attentive bestie.

I loved her for taking notice of my anniversary gift from Mr. Wonderful, a set of pearl earrings. My mom and the Mr. been a great gifter of fine jewelry for special occasions and I always consider fine jewelry a perfect anniversary or special occasion gift, a nice splurge of an investment. Fine jewelry is what you’ll wear for the rest of your life and be reminded of the milestone every time you wear it.

I have always been a fan of pearls – you can’t go wrong with a pearl anything!

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Last week, I picked out a pretty pair of 9mm Tahitian south sea pearls courtesy of Laguna Pearl. They are natural pearls from the farms of Tahiti in French Polynesia. Since I wear a lot of black, white and really neutrals – the Tahitian pearls have been on my radar for a long time – now I have an ivory and Tahitian pearl (often referred to as black pearl).

The earrings came with a certificate of authenticity.

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If you were wondering what Meagan meant when she asked if a pair of pearls I owned were 9’s or 10s, she was referring to the mm – the diameter of the pearl. The larger the number, the larger the pearl, it’s a look you may desire, large or dainty – you have to figure out your signature style. I did a little research and if it comes to choosing size, 7mm-8mm is the standard for pearl necklaces. 9mm-10mm are considered luxury, and if you want a true statement piece, 13mm-16mm. Pearl rings, pendant necklaces are beautiful options.

Why is the black pearl called Tahitian pearl? It’s from the black lip oyster and they are primarily cultivated around the islands of French Polynesia, around Tahiti. They have a graphite color and in certain light can also be bluish, green, purple overtones.

This is where Tahiti is:

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I’m going to consider these Tahitian pearl earrings as  a blogging milestone, a reminder of where I am because I’ve allowed my career world evolve, I’m a gal who will be constantly creating herself. Thanks Laguna Pearl for the milestone gift that I’ll think about every time I wear this piece.

Something to keep in mind, especially with pearls – put on your makeup and spray your hair, and perfume on, then put your jewelry on last. Product sprays and perfumes can harm pearls.

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How do you like to wear pearls? Do you have a meaningful heirloom piece? Tell me about it.

Thanks to Laguna Pearl for sponsoring this post.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.

22 Comments

  • Adri

    What color overtone is this? I’m trying to match what you have to what’s on Laguna Pearl’s website, I’d like a pair for myself in the same color!

  • Ear Jacket

    This piece of jewelry is definitely timeless!

  • smith

    You are looking so pretty with the earring. Earrings are really looking awesome. Recently I purchased a stunning black Tahitian beauty earrings from Timeless Pearl. These type of earrings are the perfect way to commemorate special occasions, achieving milestones, and celebrating anniversaries.

  • mk

    What a fun, educational post…I was completely captivated. Those pearls though! Your earrings are just lovely. The luster and size is perfect for you! You are a gal always recreating yourself. I am so proud of you. I still remember the day you made that ‘leap’ out of the corporate world. You can achieve anything, and you are so inspiring. I am so blessed by you.

    • Diana Elizabeth

      I love you to pieces, been meaning to call you between my crazy appointments of life – I can’t wait for our little photoshoot. Love you so much, you are the best cheerleader and I don’t know what I would have done without your support in all areas of my life my kindred spirit. xoxo! Promise I’ll call end of this week. Need to hear your cheery voice! xx

  • Cinny

    I personally like pearls. My hubby bought me black pearl earrings on one of our trips a few years back and I treasure them to this day.

  • Raijean

    Those pearls looks so cute on you! I’ve always wanted a pair but never bit the bullet.

  • Rosey

    I like colored pearls. I’d love to own a pink pair.

  • Chrystal | Nevermore Lane

    I am not much of a fancy jewelry girl, but I do believe a nice set of pearls are always good to have on hand for those special occasions. They work well with everything.

  • Kristi

    Oh I love the color of those. I have two pearl items… but neither of them are that color. Also my pearl items… a necklace and bracelet have very irregular shaped pearls.

  • Crystal

    Those are gorgeous! I love the color of them. I tend to wear a lot of black also so they’d be a great complement to my wardrobe.

  • Chasing Joy

    I have a costme jewelry bracelet that was my grandmothers and my mom gave me the first gold necklace that my dad ever gave her. My school ring is not an heriloom but it definatley represents the milstone of my college graduation.

  • Toni | BoulderLocavore

    Pearls are my birthstone so have always been special to me. These have a beautiful luster to them! Congrats on your milestone.

  • Marcie W.

    There is something about pearls that make them so classic and timeless. Pearls hold a special place in my heart since both of my daughters are June babies.

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    I love a classic pearl earring. They are elegant and fashionable and go with just about anything.

  • Mailinh

    Looks lovely! :)

  • Catherine S

    These are really nice earrings. I think I like the Tahitian pearl better than the ivory pearl.

  • Karen

    Those earrings are gorgeous! I LOVE Pearls :)

  • MJ L

    These are gorgeous! Can’t go wrong with pearls!!

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I think pearl earrings are always a great choice. They’re so classically beautiful.

  • Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Those earrings are absolutely stunning! You look so pretty in them :)

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