Baroque Pearl Necklace
Free shipping and returns
100% recycled solid gold
2 year warranty
Fairly made, fairly priced
The baroque pearl necklace is a timeless, foundational piece that everyone should have in their jewelry wardrobe. Each luminous pearl is unique, grown in the waters off Japan until it’s a plump little pearlescent soufflé. Perfect for layering with chunkier pieces, the pearl has a 5mm bail so you can slip it onto any other chain.
Our favorite historical pearl story is of Cleopatra’s competition with her Roman lover, Marc Antony, to see who could throw the most extravagant dinner party. Certain that he would outdo the Pharaoh, Antony piled rare meats on his grand dining table and poured expensive wines for his guests. But Cleopatra was unfazed.
Pearls were so valuable in the late Roman Republic that a single one ensured her victory. While her guests were drinking and dancing and enjoying her lavish party, Cleopatra caught the eye of Marc Antony, took a single pearl from one of her earrings, dissolved it in a bit of vinegar and drank it down, its incredible worth reduced to nothing in a single, indulgent sip.
Each hand selected pearl is roughly 1 inch or 22mm long, with our handcrafted 14k solid gold bail threaded onto a 14k solid gold, 22 inch curb chain.
Why Solid Gold ✨
Solid gold is the best option if you:
1. Want to wear your piece forever or pass it down as an heirloom. Solid gold will last for centuries without degrading.
2. Want to invest in jewelry as an asset rather than an accessory. Gold traditionally appreciates in value and can always be melted down and made into a new piece
Unlike many brands, our gold is never hollow - it is always 100% solid, cast using the lost wax method, meaning there is a lot more gold in each piece.
Our gold is 100% certified recycled and each piece is handcrafted here in New York.
When will my piece ship? 🚚
We keep a small inventory of solid gold pieces - please check about the 'Add to Cart' button to see if your piece is in stock.
If not, it will display the estimated ship time so that we can custom make it for you in our NYC studio.
What does Traditional Retail Price mean? 💸
Most brands sell through boutiques and department stores, where the pricing model is usually a 2 - 4x markup from their wholesale price. For example, the jewelry brand sells the piece to the store for $1000, and then the store sells it to you for $2,500.
Because Common Era sells directly from our studio, we can give our customers the same pricing we would be giving to wholesale stores.
When will my order ship?
All pieces except for made-to-order solid gold will ship within 24 hours on business days.
Solid gold orders ship from our NYC studio and the time to ship is indicated above the "Add to cart" button on those pieces.
What if my piece is lost in the mail?
This is in incredibly rare, but if it happens we will make it right with a free replacement.
Solid gold pieces are always shipped with signature required to ensure this doesn't happen.
Does your jewelry come in a box or a pouch?
Both! Our packaging is made in Chicago and consists of a peach-colored vegan suede pouch in a branded box, so they’re easy to wrap up as gifts.
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