Nature Inspired Irish
Thorn Twig Necklace

Dimensions: 16 inches long with a 1 inch
extender

PRICE: $190.00



Product Story

Fresh water pearls are suspended from  bronze  
branches hand cast bronze and lobster claw
clasp

Pearls
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.

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 a matching
bracelet and earrings
Irish Thorn Earrings