Find Pearls in Oysters for Disney Jewelry (at Home!)

There is something really special about opening an oyster to find your own pearl. It feels magical. You don’t need to be extremely lucky to find your own pearl, either. All you need to do is order a pearl oyster kit from AOS Design. Then, choose one of their gorgeous Disney jewelry designs to show off your treasure. What a unique and whimsical gift to bestow upon a loved one (or keep for yourself)!

Scroll down to watch an instructional video on how to open your oyster and see what it’s like to find your own pearl!

Cinderella pearl jewelry from oysters
Pearls from oysters for Disney jewelry (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

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Find Your Own Pearl Kits

AOS Design offers pearl oyster kits similar to those for sale at Akoya Pearls in the Japan Pavilion at EPCOT. But these are delivered right to your house.

The kits include an oyster preserved in alcohol in an easy-to-open pop-top tin can, along with gloves and instructions for opening the mussel. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the oyster did not have any strong odor.

When you open your oyster, you will find your own pearl in one of five colors: white (for wisdom), silver (for success), pink (for health), purple (for wealth) or black (for love). All pearls are fresh water, and not dyed.

Many of AOS Design’s competitors sell oval or baroque pearls. AOS Design’s pearls, however, are round. The more round and lustrous your pearl, the more valuable it is.

Find your own pearl oyster kit from AOS Design
Find your own pearl oyster kit from AOS Design (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Choose Your Pearl Color

Part of the fun of opening an oyster is discovering the color of the pearl. If you have your heart set on a particular color, though, you can forego the oyster and choose your hue. You can purchase whichever pearl color you like besides white.

Personally, I loved the anticipation of opening the mussel myself. I recommend going for the adventure of opening your own oyster to find your own pearl!

Your oyster may contain a pink pearl like this one ~ Find Your Own Pearl from an Oyster for Disney Jewelry
Your oyster may contain a pink pearl like this one (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Pearl Lockets and Other Disney Jewelry

AOS Design specializes in Disney jewelry including pearl lockets and other pendants, earrings, and rings. For Disney princess lovers, choose from collections based on Cinderella, Aurora, Snow White, and Rapunzel. 

For a classic Disney look, go for a Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse pearl cage. There’s also a Lion King locket for those of you who want a Hakuna Matata, worry-free type of Disney jewelry.

AOS Design makes pearl cages in an array of designs ~ Find Your Own Pearl in an Oyster
AOS Design makes pearl cages in an array of designs (Photo credit: AOS Design)

Cinderella Carriage Pearl Cage and More

When I saw the Cinderella Carriage pearl cage necklace, I just had to have it! I can’t wait to wear it the next time I visit Disneyland. This is one of AOS Design’s most popular pieces, and I can see why.

Cinderella Carriage and Heart Cage earrings will also please followers of this fairy tale. Alternatively, a fairy godmother wand locket or Cinderella’s Castle pendant could house your precious pearl.

Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent Jewelry Options

From Aurora’s collection, choose from cage pendants shaped like a dragon, rose, or crown. These would be perfect for the princess in your life, or a fan of Meleficent.

Choose from a Maleficent silver plated dragon with green crystal eyes, or with red ruby eyes ~ Find Your Own Pearl in an Oyster for Disney Jewelry
Choose from a silver plated Meleficent dragon with green crystal eyes, or with red ruby eyes – both made in limited quantity (Photo credit: AOS Design)

Snow White and Descendants Jewelry

Fans of Snow White or the Descendants will adore the Red Apple stud earrings, made with shiny red enamel and sparkling Swarovski crystals. Spend an extra few dollars to get the darling apple-shaped gift box. There’s a matching pendant and necklace available, too.

Also in this collection, the Snow White Princess Sword Heart Ring features white and ruby crystals. Get yours plated with 18 karat rose gold (as shown below), or in 925 sterling silver.

I plan to wear my Snow White ring the next time I visit Disneyland ~ Find Your Own Pearl from an Oyster for Disney Jewelry
I plan to wear my Snow White ring the next time I visit Disneyland (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Rapunzel’s Jewelry Collection

Rapunzel’s collection focuses on tiara-shaped jewelry. There’s also a pearl cage in a Tangle Sun shape, the emblem in Disney’s Tangled, which was the key to untangling Rapunzel’s past. This pendant would make a fabulous pick not only for a Rapunzel fan but also for eclipse chasers and astrology followers.

A treasure chest pearl cage from AOS Design ~ Find Your Own Pearl
If you get the chest shown above, I suggest sealing it with a drop of SuperGlue after adding your pearl(s) so you don’t lose your treasure (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Nautical Pearl Cages and Jewelry Designs

If Pirates of the Caribbean or Peter Pan are more your style, check out AOS Design’s Nautical jewelry collection. Think treasure chests, mermaids, and sea stars. There’s even a Jolly Roger pearl cage and a pirate’s hook locket. Yo ho yo ho, it’s a pirate’s life indeed!

A pirate's hook pearl cage from AOS Design
A pirate’s hook pearl cage from AOS Design (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Additional AOS Design Pearl Cages

In addition to AOS Design’s incredible Disney collections, they offer dozens of pearl cage designs to suit all sorts of tastes. Take a look at their full catalog to see designs from soccer balls and “best mom” pendants to angels, family trees, animals of all sorts, and more.

Even though we received some sample jewelry pieces for this review, my daughter was so smitten with the options on the AOS Design site that she ordered an adorable unicorn pearl cage with the money I paid her for editing the video below.

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What It’s Like to Find Your Own Pearl

Even though I knew there would be a pearl hiding inside my kit from AOS Design, I really did get a thrill from opening the mollusk myself and discovering that shimmering gem. It’s easy to do, too. My 12-year-old easily opened her own oyster after helping me film this video.

Why Buy Pearls and Unique Jewelry from AOS Design

Not only are AOS Design’s jewelry offerings beautiful and creative, but they’re also incredibly affordable. Prices start as low as $7!

Want something fancier? You can upgrade your AOS Design jewelry with 18-karat gold and diamonds instead of crystals, with prices starting at $600 for custom pieces.

Find Your Own Pearl in an Oyster for Beautiful Disney Jewelry

Go buy your own pearls and jewelry from AOS Design now, before they take my advice and increase pricing! Make your purchase at Etsy or

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Which color pearl would you hope to find in your oyster? Let us know in the comments below!

A Note from The Travel Mama: I received free product and compensation from AOS Design for purposes of this review. All opinions are mine, as always. I love these designs so much, I’m already planning to buy gifts galore for my female family members from AOS Design. This story also includes affiliate links.

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  1. All of the oysters looks awesome.I am looking a birthday gitt for my mom.I am unable to choose one.Because all the oysters looks very adorable and fashionable.For me the best one is Cinderella carriage pearl cage.Thanks for sharing.

    1. Kristy – It’s kind of overwhelming how many great pearl cage designs AOS offers! I love the Cinderella carriage best, too. For your mom, maybe choose a few different designs and buy just one pearl that she can swap out among the jewelry pieces. Thanks for your comment!

  2. This is so cool! I’m actually looking for a great present for my sister. She gave me a wonderful golf club for my last birthday, so I’m looking for something really nice and special for her upcoming birthday. The idea of opening the oyster sounds fun and brilliant. She may love a lot the designs! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    1. Paul – Sounds like you’ve got a very thoughtful sister (and she has a very thoughtful brother!). I hope she loves her pearl and jewelry from AOS Designs!

  3. I’ve heard of doing this before and I think it sounds like fun! It’s like a scavenger hunt for adults. The jewelry options are cute too! I love the Disney pendants.

    1. The Cinderella carriage is my favorite too but I love a lot of the other designs, too!