Coin Pearl with a Nouget silver pearl
and Bali Silver marcasite circle post
round coin pearls are accented with nouget
silver pearls and bali sterling silver make
beautiful statement to go with anything in
Dimensions 2 inches L
Throughout history, the pearl, with its warm
inner glow and shimmering iridescence, has
been one of the most highly prized and sought
after gems. In ancient Rome, pearls were
considered the ultimate symbol of wealth and
social standing. The Greeks held the pearl in
high esteem for both its unrivaled beauty and its
association with love and marriage.
A natural pearl begins life as a foreign object,
such as a parasite or piece of sand, that
accidentally becomes lodged in the oyster's soft
inner body where it cannot be expelled. In an
effort to ease this irritant, the oyster's body
takes defensive action and begins to secrete a
smooth, hard crystalline substance around the
irritant in order to protect itself. This substance
is called nacre. As long as the irritant remains
within its body, the oyster will continue to
secrete layer upon layer of nacre around the
irritant. After a few years, the irritant will be
totally encased by the silky crystalline coatings.
The result is the lovely and lustrous gem called
Cultured pearls are formed by oysters in an
almost identical fashion, except that man
surgically implants the irritant - a small piece of
polished shell - in the oyster, rather than
leaving it to chance. The process from then on
is the same as with natural pearls.
Bali beads are Sterling silver beads which are
produced in Bali,on a small island in Indonesia
from a community in Celuk, These artists are
specialized silver craftsmen from
generations,and They are known for their
granulation and wire work decoration. They use
very simple tools and make the silver entirely by
hand. They mix the fine pure silver, copper and
metals that will melt when heated with a torch.
After that, the silver will be poured into a mold to
create a sheet or a wire. The silver is then cut
into different shapes and sizes. After it is
formed, they will be cleaned by a solution and
dipped into an oxidixing solution which fills the
silver with a dark colour and highlights the
images on a bead.
A limited amount of bali silver is made by
casting because of the nature of the design.
Some of designs also needs both hand skill and
the casting process. Although it is casted, the
material used is still 92.5 sterling silver or better
known as 925.
Pearls should not be exposed to water,
cleansers, excessive perspiration or prolonged
sunlight. They may be cleaned with a soft cloth.
Sterling silver will tarnish over time. To clean,
use a polishing cloth, commercial cleaner or
sprinkle a fair amount of dry baking powder on
a soft cloth. Rub carefully to avoid scratching
stones or glass components. When done,
shake the powder off.
May we suggest matching Necklace or bracelet