At an auction in October 2015, the famous Cowdray pearl necklace was going once, going twice and then sold, for $5.3 million. It broke its own record by $2 million to remain the most expensive Tahitian pearl necklace in history.
Tahitian pearls are prized for their unique colors— dark, smoky shades of grey, blue, green, and purple, with a beguiling iridescent glow. In the right combination, these darker colors are so prized that collectors will keep raising their hand to bid millions of dollars, and the auction houses will gladly take their money.
Stauer’s mission is to bring you sophisticated looks at sensible prices. Which is why we’re excited to offer the Opulence Necklace, featuring 35 perfectly formed shell pearls inspired by the style of the Cowdray necklace. The Opulence Necklace displays those same shades of grey, blue, green and purple, but for a very different price. And, like the Cowdray Necklace it secures with a bejeweled fancy clasp. The look is nearly identical, while scientifically-grown DiamondAura® stones keep the cost uniquely low.