Petite Sea Life Necklace
with Fresh Water Pearls, Sterling
Silver, and Swarovski Crystal

Dimensions: 17 1/4 inches long with a 2 1/4 inch
extender

Note: This is a custom piece. If needed it can be made
longer or shorter upon your request.

Email maryheise@earthlink.net for any special
requests

PRICE: $129.00



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.

Made in the USA

Care Recommendations:
May be cleaned with a soft cloth
May we suggest a matching
bracelet and earrings
Petite Sea Life Bracelet
$129.00
Petite Sea Life Sand Dollar
Earrings
$29.00
Petite Sea Life Turtle Earrings
$29.00
Petite Sea Life Sea Horse
Earrings
$29.00