May we suggest a matching
bracelet and Earrings
Large Leaf Boxwood Earrings
Nature Inspired Large Leaf
Boxwood Necklace with Fresh
Water Pearls

Dimensions: 16 inches with 2 inch extender

PRICE: $138.00

Product Story

Hand Patinaed bronze with fresh water pearls

Boxwood is an attractive evergreen that can
reach heights of thirty or more feet. The slow
growing dwarf variety is close clipped (a
custom that began in Roman times) to make
decorative edgings. Our original model was
made from cuttings taken at George
Washington's Mount Vernon.

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
a pearl.

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.  

Made in the USA

Care Recommendations:
Pearls should not be exposed to water,
cleansers, excessive perspiration or prolonged
sunlight. They may be cleaned with a soft cloth
Large Leaf Boxwood Bracelet