A pearl earring is a staple in every jewelry wardrobe. Ray sources pearls from all over the world and loves to design fun earrings with them. There are so many fun ways to wear pearl earrings. This is a beautiful pair of 18k yellow gold large Crownwork® finial pagoda earrings on triple diamond hooks with white freshwater pearl drops. The pagoda is made of stacking finials. The design inspiration for the finials are the Moores in Spain. It’s my translation of the columns in the Alluhumbra Palace. The design is a very old world form that fits jewelry perfectly and I use it in many configurations throughout the collection.
Pearls truly are one of nature’s gift to us. They are a mixture of mineral and organic material formed within the soft living tissue of a shelled mollusk. When dirt gets inside the shell it is an irritant to the pearl. The pearl releases albite (the saliva) that glues onto the pearl to smooth it out. Pearls represent purity, honesty, integrity and wisdom. They are the birthstone for June and make the perfect gift (especially for yourself)
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