Iridescent pink Akoya pearls dangle inside hammered oxidized silver oval hoops. Finished with wrapped rich berry colored rubies. Luxurious and elegant. Handmade Shepherd hook ear-wires. Measure 1 1/2″. Sterling silver, which has been oxidized and hand-polished for an antique finish.
About rubies: The birthstone for July, the ruby is the red variety of the mineral corundum. Historically, it has symbolized love and passion, considered an aid to firm friendship, and believed to ensure beauty. It can range in color from purplish or bluish-red to a yellowish red, but the finest color is a vivid, almost pure spectral red with a very faint undertone of blue, which is considered the finest. The ruby is a very brilliant stone and is also a very hard, durable, and wearable stone.
About pearls: Throughout history, the pearl, with its warm inner glow and shimmering iridescence, has been one of the most highly prized and sought after gems. In ancient Rome, pearls were considered the ultimate symbol of wealth and social standing. The Greeks held the pearl in high esteem for both its unrivaled beauty and its association with love and marriage. Pearls are the birthstone for June.
What is a cultured pearl? An oyster or mollusk is artificially “seeded” with a tiny grain of sand or other object. The mollusk then excretes a coating to protect itself from the irritant. Several layers are accreted, creating a real pearl.
Handcrafted by Sarah DeAngelo in Lakewood, Colorado.
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