Tahitian Pearl Ruthie B. Earrings with Barnacles-Hannah Blount Jewelry
Tahitian Pearl Ruthie B. Earrings with Barnacles-Hannah Blount Jewelry
Tahitian Pearl Ruthie B. Earrings with Barnacles-Hannah Blount Jewelry

Tahitian Pearl Ruthie B. Earrings with Barnacles

A pair of Tahitian pearls are sleek, slate-grey in their orient and are adorned with bright, warm 18k gold barnacles. Crisp in the organic gem's coloring; the flashes of iridescence are eye catching and unique, whilst the barnacles add additional texture. A gritty twist on the classic gemstone- the color palette of the Tahitians makes them the alternative pearl. 

Tahitian, baroque pearl earrings with barnacles. Approximately 20x13mm (~1/2in pearl). Available in 18k gold.

These earrings are limited edition, handmade to order. Please allow two to three weeks for the creative process. Please contact the studio directly for rush orders.


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All other sizes, colors, and options are made-to-order. This style typically takes 1-3 weeks to craft and 1-3 days to ship. Please contact us if you would like to inquire about exact turn-around times or discuss options for expedited service.

About The Gemstone

Tahitian pearls are beloved for their grey to black hues. Like all pearls, Tahitian pearls are formed when an irritant becomes trapped in a mollusk. The mollusk secretes a fluid, called nacre, which coats the irritant layer upon layer until a pearl is formed.
MOHs Hardness: 2.5-4.5
Origins: Saltwater farms in Tahiti
Care: Keep Tahitian pearls away from chemicals. Contact with cosmetics, oils, acids, etc., can discolor or ruin the texture of pearls. To clean, use warm water with mild soap. Do not use an ultrasonic or steam cleaner. Strands of pearls should not be washed. They should be wiped down with a soft clean cloth before storing. Wetting the silk can cause stretching.
Birthstone: June
Anniversary: 30th


The Story of Ruthie B.

An homage to Hannah's childhood and the nostalgia of her fishing home, this collection comprises gritty nautical-inspired pieces. The collection is named after Hannah's father's fishing vessel, the Ruthie B, which was named after Hannah's mother. Ruthie B. celebrates the mystery and natural peculiarity of the ocean that painted the artist’s childhood. In their weathered island home, Hannah and her six siblings learned how to entertain themselves amidst the chaos that comes with such a large family. The dingy fishing paraphernalia that littered their backyard was a playground of inspiration: raw snapshots of beauty against the clean backdrop of their hometown of Nantucket. These familiar moments inspired her to create beauty of her own. Shop the full Ruthie B. Collection