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Bracelet or a necklace
|Nature Inspired Gingko Fresh Water
Dimensions: 17 inches with 2 inch extender
Some consider Ginkgo a sacred tree, a precious living link
with the remote past and today.
Gingko cuff cast from real gingko leaves in bronze with
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
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
May be cleaned with a soft cloth.
|Gingko Pearl Earrings