Posted by Joanne
on March 21, 2011
Not just any other pearl, but the actual pearls I use in my 2011 Collection.
This is a new year and a new year entails new discoveries. Late last year I discovered what will constitute my pearl collection for 2011: South Sea Shell Pearls.
Little is known about this variety of pearls and so I will share a little of what I have found out:
South Sea Shell pearls are the by-products of the REAL South Sea Pearls. By this, it means that the shell of the clams producing these beauties are cut and pulverized or powdered and shaped to form a perfect round pearl. Successive layers are added over and over again mimicking the process of how natural pearls are created.
The effect is practically a flawfless and perfect shaped pearl!
When creating pearl jewelry, I prefer to up the ante and use these kinds of pearls. They are unique and perfect and their quality is superb with the same feel and weight as the real South Sea pearls!
While considered man-made (although some real South Sea pearls are made from a nucleus inserted by man in the oyster to form the pearl), these pearls are not synthetic and neither are they made from wax or glass.
In my next post, I will be showing you what I was able to create using these beauties 🙂
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