Sumptous strand of white freshwater ‘Potato’ Pearls
Time period: iron age to present
Materials: A+ freshwater potato pearls, Sterling Silver, silk.
Product Dimensions: 45 cm necklace length.
Please note; This item is usually made to order by the artisan and will take aproximately 3 weeks.
Further details: Easily the most common of the pearl jewellery throughout the ages, a single strand of pearls was de riguer in every lady’s collection. While not deemed as valuable as salt water pearls during period, freshwater pearls enjoyed their place in the jewellers repertoire; being slower to grow, they have a softer, deeper lustre and glow which has its own appeal. This strand is hand knotted and strung on pure silk.
‘Potato’ pearl is simple a reference to the shape category of the pearl; being ‘slightly irregular oval shape resembling a potato’, ie they are longer than wide with slightly flattened sides. The pearls in this strand are all A+ grade, with a very high lustre. It can be worn simply as an elegant strand of pearls, or embellished with a pendant such as the Holbein pendant or the infamous Ann Boelyn ‘B’.
Staff Comments; Timeless classic!