A Tassel of pearls is suspended by a string of
graduated pearls accented with swarovski Auroa
Borealis bicone crystals and bali sterling silver
Dimensions 16 inch w 2 inch extender
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.
Bali beads are Sterling silver beads which are produced
in Bali,on a small island in Indonesia from a community
in Celuk, These artists are specialized silver craftsmen
from generations,and They are known for their
granulation and wire work decoration. They use very
simple tools and make the silver entirely by hand. They
mix the fine pure silver, copper and metals that will melt
when heated with a torch. After that, the silver will be
poured into a mold to create a sheet or a wire. The silver
is then cut into different shapes and sizes. After it is
formed, they will be cleaned by a solution and dipped
into an oxidixing solution which fills the silver with a dark
colour and highlights the images on a bead.
A limited amount of bali silver is made by casting
because of the nature of the design. Some of designs
also needs both hand skill and the casting process.
Although it is casted, the material used is still 92.5
sterling silver or better known as 925.
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
May we suggest matching earrings or
|Pearls should not be exposed to water, cleansers,
excessive perspiration or prolonged sunlight. They
may be cleaned with a soft cloth.
Sterling silver will tarnish over time. To clean, use a
polishing cloth, commercial cleaner or sprinkle a fair
amount of dry baking powder on a soft cloth. Rub
carefully to avoid scratching stones or glass
components. When done, shake the powder off.
Tassel Sparkle pearl necklace with Bali silver
connections and Aura Borealis swarovski crystal