Swarovski Crystal
Aquamarine Bracelet with
Freshwater Pearls and
Sterling Silver

Dimensions:  7 inches long

PRICE: $110.00



Product Story

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.

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:
May be cleaned with a soft cloth
May we suggest a matching necklace
and earrings
Blue Topaz and Freshwater Pearl
Necklace
$99.00
Aqua Microfaceteted Quartz.
Aquamarine Swarovski Crystal, and
Freshwater Pearl Earrings
$39.00