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JAYSDESIGN produces beautiful handcrafted jewelry in one-of-kind designs, adhering to the belief that true beauty is simple and flattering. Many designs include pearls, semi-precious stones, genuine Swarovski(tm) Crystal and sterling silver.

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Each design is entirely unique. Once it is sold, that's it. JAYSDESIGN does not take custom orders at this time.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Freshwater Pearl Collar with "Black Diamond" Swarovski Crystals

This 18 inch collar-style necklace is six strands of freshwater pearls artfully twisted together. Nestled within the twists are several 4mm "black diamond" Swarovski crystals. The clasp is a hook and eye clasp of 0.925 sterling silver.

Price: $70.00

What is a cultured pearl?

Instead of allowing the oyster or mollusk to make a pearl on its own--a process than can take decades--a tiny foreign object is placed in the tissue of the oyster. It coats the offending object with nacre, eventually forming a "pearl". It is closely monitored until it is ready to harvest. 99% of today's pearls are cultured.

For further reading: Cultured Pearl


Park Avenue Princess said...

Really interesting Jay. I didn't know that about the "cultured" pearls! Thanks for filling me in! I could need that someday for trivia : ) Gorgeous Necklace! Swarovski is right by me in Cranston, RI (or they used to be anyway)...

x0xx Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)

Jay Lyons said...

Thank you. I didn't know Swarovski's American headquarters was in RI. Good to know. :)