CARNIVAL PEARL EARRINGS
These beautiful Carnival Pearl earrings a riot of vibrant freshwater pearls, measuring approx. 1 inch drop with a shepherd hook.
Hand made in Victoria by Sheila Smedley.
Freshwater pearls are natural pearls that are formed inside a freshwater mussel. These pearls grow in a baroque or irregular shape as distinct from their rounded saltwater cousins, known as cultured pearls.
In ancient mythology pearls were thought to be heavenly dewdrops caught by shells rising from the sea bed. They are believed to be sacred to the Roman moon goddess Diana.
Pearl is the birthstone for June and is thought to symbolise peace, beauty and friendship.