William Russell 18ct Gold Black Pearl Pendant

Another stunning piece from William Russell. This irregular black pearl is entwined with solid 18ct yellow gold and is reminiscent of an octopus holding onto his new found treasure. Completed with a 45cm gold plated chain, a truly unique piece for a lover of fine black pearls.

From Cairns, QLD, William Russell started in the jewellery industry with an apprenticeship in 1976. 

His main work has been with designs derived from the Cook Islands culture. Natural, cultured and mabe pearls are often used in the pieces made. These pieces often have a floral motif, reflecting the Cook Islanders love of nature.This does not stop him from exploring as many styles and metals as possible within the jewellery he makes.

"Over the past 40+ years I have made pieces in every style I saw or could imagine. Using all precious metals, some base metals and some reactive metals, sometimes oxidising, texturing, engraving, hammering, pressing, waxing, piercing, doming, fusing, soldering, casting, laminating and any other technique I can find. Some pieces have been made from organic materials such as bone, shells, coral and timbers. Setting styles including pave, claw set, bezel set and gypsy set."


Design Specifications


Metal Alloy:

 18 carat yellow gold

Stone :

Black pearl approx 11.5mm


Chain: 45cm ( gold plated)



Ring Size:


Suitability for resize or modification:




 Weight: 6.1 grams ( not including chain)


Continue Shopping or View Cart

or make 4 interest-free payments of $265.00 fortnightly with Afterpay More info