Emerald leaves

49.99 €


These original earstuds are made with emerald green dyed fresh water pearl keshi and 14K gold-filled leaf charms - fixed onto 14K gold-filled earstuds.

(You can order the same design but with different color of pearl keshi - navy blue, rose or cream is available - and instead of 14K gold-filled components, sterling silver are as well available. The price might fluctuate a bit according to the components used.)

Size: 4 cm

Something about

Pearls are organic in origin. A pearl – is made when a bivalve creature – such as an oyster or clam – builds up a protective layer of nacre around a piece of grit or a foreign body as a defence against that which has found its way into the shell. The nacre builds up in layers and the refraction of light through these layers is what gives lustre to the pearl. The colour is determined by the natural colour of the nacre in the mollusc, but pearls are often dyed many colours.

It is a June birthstone and in the Zodiac circle - the one of Pisces, Cancer and Gemini.

Fine pearls occur without human intervention, but often many molluscs must be opened before a pearl is found, which makes natural pearl very expensive. Cultured pearls are farmed and small beads are introduced to the mollusc to encourage a build-up of the nacre around them.

Pearls are believed to represent faith and are worn to experience peace and tranquillity. They have a gentle energy – helpful for fertility purposes. Pearls also harmonize the emotions and ease mood swings, as well as balance water within the body, easing fluid retention.

Pearls’ keshi – in a sense it is an unsuccessful pearl, as it happens that the grafted nacre rejects the nucleus, retaining in the gonad only the little griffon. Lacking a clearly defined shape, it nonetheless manages to stimulate the production of aragonite. As a result, the nacre produces a natural pearl with a highly irregular form and without a nucleus and can be dyed to different colours.