Pearl necklace and earring set. Double strand of peach and white baroque pearls.
This necklace includes both creamy white baroque and small natural peach colour round pearls. These cultured pearls have a lovely lustre and the colours complement each other beautifully. Mixing the shape of the pearls gives this a more modern 'twist' as does the substantial sterling silver chain used to finish this piece along with a silver toggle clasp. The earrings include both pearls and stardust diamond cut sterling silver beads. These have stud fitting held in place by silver silicone stoppers for extra security.
These pearls are cultured meaning that they are created by pearl farmers under controlled conditions working with pearl oysters or freshwater mussels. They are still considered to be genuine pearls despite the fact that there is human intervention in their creation. Natural pearls are much rarer and thus far more expensive. Indeed it was only after Mikimoto started to produce cultured pearls in 1888 that it became possible for those other than the very rich to aspire to own them. As a pearl-lover I am grateful that I am able to work with pearls in all of their varieties, but primarily with cultured ones.
Pearls are one of the birthstones for June, so this would be a particularly appropriate as a present for anyone born in that month.
Necklace 17" ( 43cms) finished with a sterling silver toggle clasp The earrings are just over 1" 2.5cms) drop. These have sterling sliver stud fitting held in place by silver silicone stoppers for extra security.