Product Story

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.  

Swarovski (Austrian) Crystal is considered by
many people to be the finest quality, full-lead
crystal made today.  It contains a minimum of
32%PbO, making the crystal optically very pure.  
The crystal is then faceted with tremendous
precision, creating beautiful prisms.  Brilliant colors
and/or coatings are added to these crystals to
create pendants, stones, and beads of dazzling
beauty and tremendous variety of shapes and
sizes.  Swarovski Crystal is unmatched in quality
and distinction .Swarovski beads are made in a
factory in Wattens, Austria. Swarovski crystal
beads are created using a formula perfected by
Daniel Swarovski and his three sons at the turn of
the 20th century. All Swarovski crystal beads are
fired using a combination of quartz sand and
natural minerals, then cooled slowly to avoid
causing stress to the crystals. The high percentage
of lead in all Swarovski crystal beads (32%
compared to competitors 24%) as well as the
secret manufacturing process produces high
quality Swarovski crystal beads with a diamond like
brilliance.
AB - Aurora Borealis is a coating that gives the
crystal a rainbow sparkle effect, it was inspired by
the Northern Lights. Auora Borealis is a coating
applied to the crystal which gives it a rainbow effect.
May we suggest  matching
bracelet and necklace
Care Recommendations:
Pearls should not be exposed to water, cleansers,
excessive perspiration or prolonged sunlight. They
may be cleaned with a soft cloth.
Peacock Pearl Earing with
Swarovski Crystal and Sterling Silver

Dimensions 1 inch L


Price $29.00
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