Born in Vienna and raised in Belgium and the U.S., Pearl founded his brand in 1957. He won the Diamond International Award five years in a row and attracted clientele from across society, politics, and entertainment.LEARN MORE
Born in Vienna, Pearl grew up both in Belgium and the U.S., where his parents sent him to live with his uncle at the outbreak of WWII. Just a few years later, at 16, he started apprenticing with a diamond cutter in New York.
In the 1950’s, Pearl began collaborating with craftsmen to turn his jewelry designs into reality and, in 1957, founded Erwin Pearl Inc. as a fine jewelry firm. Pearl was awarded the Diamond International Award five years in a row, and customers came to include leaders in society, politics, and entertainment.
In 1970, Erwin Pearl started designing costume jewelry. He says he realized “not everyone could afford his work in diamonds and gold.” And so, in order to make his designs accessible to a wider audience, he shifted fully into fashion jewelry. Today, he operates 30 eponymous stores around the U.S. The company’s chain factory, located in Rhode Island and running more than 650 chain machines, is the largest in the world.
More recently, Pearl was also awarded the Mikimoto Pearl Award for outstanding pearl design.BACK TO SHOP
|TOTAL GEMSTONE CARAT WEIGHT||0.22 dct, 11.8 x 7.0 mm Pearl ctw|
|MAIN GEMSTONE SHAPE||Drop|
|METAL(S)||Yellow Gold (18k)|
|CONDITION||Excellent - shows no signs of wear|
|MARKINGS||© E Pearl 18K|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||USA|
|DIMENSIONS||17.75 in (chain); 2.5 in (pendant) x 1.125 in (from tip of pearl to top of wing) x 0.375 in|
Vintage Gold Wings Necklace with Diamonds & Pearl Center
Gold necklace with 18K gold wings (with carved feathers or leaves), embellished with wisps of brilliant round diamonds. The center pearl is a half-drilled drop measuring 11.8 mm x 7.0 mm. The diamonds are 0.22 carats total and I-J color, SI1-SI2 clarity. Signed E Pearl. Made in U.S.A. Circa 1990's.
Excellent unworn condition.
Necklace measures 17.75 inches long and the pendant is 2.5 inches wide.