Limited Edition Vintage
1930's Victorian Shell
Necklace with Swarovski
Crystal, Fresh Water Pearls,
and Sterling Silver with
Rhodium Coat

Dimensions: 17 inch long chain
1 1/2 inch drop

PRICE: $114.00



Product Story

Cast from a 1930's vintage jewelry mold in a
warehouse in Holland. This is an authentic art deco
design.

Rhodium is an extremely durable and beautiful
shiny metal finish added to base metal jewelry to
prevent the metal from oxidizing.

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 matching earrings
Vintage 1930's Victorian Shell Earrings
$74.00