Aphrodite Baroque Cultured Freshwater Pearl Earrings. All 925 Sterling Silver. June Birthstone.
Aphrodite White/Pale Ivory Baroque Cultured Freshwater Pearl, Ancient Rome Inspired Hoop Earrings. All 925 Sterling Silver Hand Forged Ear-wires. Large Pearl Dangle & Seed Freshwater Pearls
Two simple but beautiful and timeless ingredients: 925 Sterling Silver and Peals, brought together in this creation.
Cultured Pearls are real pearls, they have been made by the mollusc. Once the nucleus is inserted into the oyster the pearl growing process is the same as that of a natural pearl.Their outer coatings are the same material as a natural pearl, and they take years to form in a mollusc's mantle. It’s pretty much impossible to tell the difference between a natural and cultured pearl by just looking at its outer appearance. The only way to make absolute certain whether a pearl is natural or cultured is to perform an x-ray of the internal structure of the pearl.
Pearls are natural wonders that have been treasured for centuries by cultures ancient and modern around the world. Greek mythology proclaimed pearls to be tears of joy shed by the goddess Aphrodite. Ancient Egyptians associated pearls with Isis, the goddess of healing and life. Pearls are the Birthstone for June and the Zodiac stone for Gemini.
✩Size (all measurements are approximate)✩
3cm from top of earwire to bottom
Large Pearls are around 11x8mm (are natural shape, so will vary slightly in size)
The hand forged Sterling Silver ear-wire/hoops are suitable for pierced ears, they are made from 0.6mm wire which I have lightly hammered for spring and texture. This is quite a fine wire and will easily fit through regular piercings.
*Due to the integral design of the bead and ear findings a direct swap for non-pierced finding is not available. But if you like this design I could make you something very similar with a non-pierced finding (the non-pierced findings would be silver plated).
*These earring hoop finding can be worn through a gauged tunnel, I have tried this style of ear-wire trough my own 6mm tunnels and they look fantastic.
Please message me if you are interested in any variations (ear cuffs, single earrings etc.).
✩The hand photo✩
Meet Mephisto the measuring hand, he will help show you the rough scale of the jewellery. The hand is exactly the same size as my own hand (I’m an average UK ladies size 7 glove).
Your purchase will come gift wrapped in a lovely organza bag, acid free coloured/patterned tissue paper (colour+patterns may vary depending on season/item) and a sturdy outer packing mini corrugated cardboard box, ready to give as a loving gift to someone special or for a treat for yourself.
If you have any special requests, please ask.
If you like these earrings see my other listings for a beautiful matching necklace or request a custom design. Please message me if you are interested in matching items.