Named for its rare combination of color, orient, iridescence, size and shape, the Black Beauty Pearl exhibits a 'peacock' or 'rainbow' color.
The Black Beauty Pearl is believed to hail from the South American Shores of Ecuador or Venezuela — two historic pearl fishing grounds in the region. Named for its rare combination of color, orient, iridescence, size and shape, the Black Beauty Pearl is a well-formed, high-dome, button-shape, natural black pearl. The pearl exhibits what is commonly referred to as a 'peacock' or 'rainbow' color — overtones of green, yellow and violet — a color of natural black pearl that is difficult and rare to find. Black pearls of this color are the most sought after and most valuable of black pearls.
The pearl belongs to American Pearl Company of Camden, Tennesee, founded by John Latendresse — a man who is often referred to a the 'Father of American Freshwater Cultured Pearls.'