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“All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography”
Federico Fellini

Salt spray, sea breezes, the sail on the horizon…the world of Michener and Adventures in Paradise…those are the visions when we think of pearls.

At Pyramid Studios our favorite pearls are those cultured in the Cook Islands, deep in the South Pacific. The water clarity and tidal food source produce the black lipped oyster Pinctada margaritifera which thrives in the unpolluted lagoons of Manihiki and Penrhyn in the Cooks. The nacre of Cook Island oysters produce pearls that range from light grey to black in color. They say the best pearls come from contented oysters. We believe these pearls had a happy childhood. They are as exquisite as the islands they once called home. Now they’re waiting for you at Pyramid Studios.


This is a sterling silver ring with a Cook Island Pearl.

Pyramid Studios has Maine’s best selection of loose Cook Island Pearls for you to view and select for that new ring, earrings, or necklace design. We’ll work with you to develop a piece you’ll treasure.

We’ve been in Downtown Ellsworth since 1982. Long enough for three generations of Maine families and our customer friends around the planet to collect our designs. We take pride in the reputation we’ve built for integrity, value, unique jewelry design, and local community involvement. Please drop by and ask to see our collection of Cook Island Pearls and jewelry we’ve created from these dark and luminescent wonders.



Our store hours are:
Wed-Fri   10-5:30pm
Sat   10-4pm
Sun-Tues  Closed

Or check out some of our Cook Island Pearl creations online at Pyramid Studios. Our web store is open 24/7 and can be found right here.