18CT GOLD PEARL NECKLACE - LIMITED EDITION
Elegant necklace with uniform cultured pearls set with an 18ct Gold clasp, the pearls 5.5 mm diameter. 17" so sits just below the collarbone.
A Pearl is one of just a handful of organic gems (the other well-known ones being Coral, Amber and Jet). If a foreign object, such as a grain of sand, enters a mollusc it becomes an irritant to the creature inside, so in order to protect itself, it releases a silky substance, known as nacre, to cover the uninvited guest. It may be a very beautiful thought to think natural Pearls form in the sea and are discovered when divers find them at the bottom of the ocean, but at what expense are we retrieving this treasure? Cultured Pearls, on the other hand, refer to Pearls that are grown in environmentally- friendly Pearl farms. Many people today prefer to know that their Pearls are cultured so as to avoid the possibility that they may have been taken from the likes of a protected Coral Reef: the good news is that around 99% of today’s Pearls are indeed cultured.