STERLING SILVER SMALL CIRCLE EARRINGS - BLACK FRESHWATER PEARL
These very feminine earrings are hand made using sterling silver with lovely, black freshwater pearls.
Length from hook: ~ 1 1/4 inch.
Hand Made in Vancouver B.C.
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 symbolize peace, beauty and friendship.