Sea Life Shell Earrings

Dimensions: 2 inches long

PRICE: $39.00



Product Story

Sterling silver, fresh water pearls, and Swarovski Crystals

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, necklace, and earrings
Large Sea Life Necklace
$189.00
Sea Life Bracelet
$159.00
Sea Life Sand Dollar Earrings
$39.00
Sea Life Star Fish Earrings
$39.00