Nature Inspired Pussy Willow Stud
Earrings

PRICE: $84.00



Product Story

Soft, silky buds resembling a kitten's tail.

Handmade of cast bronze with Freshwater pearls and
then patinaed

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
May we suggest matching
necklaces and earrings
Pussy Willow Contour Chain Necklace
Pussy Willow Delicate Necklace
Pussy Willow Branch Drop Necklace
Pussy Willow Long Flower Hook Earrings
Pussy Willow Short Flower Hook
Earrings