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sterling and fuchsia freshwater pearl earrings
merilee - $32
Part of the Bast Collection
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These delightful earrings feature fuchsia freshwater pearls that have been hand-wrapped in sterling silver wire on hand-made sterling silver forms that hang from sterling silver ear wires.

This earrings measures 2 inches in length.

You can view other Freshwater Pearl jewelry items here, or Sterling Silver items here.

A freshwater pearl is formed in the same manner as a saltwater pearl, whether natural or cultured. The term freshwater refers to where the pearl is formed, not how.

Throughout history, the pearl, with its warm inner glow and shimmering iridescence, has been one of the most highly prized and sought after gems.

Pearls are said to be protective and to help balance the emotions, keeping you balanced through the ups and down of life.

Sterling silver is a white, highly reflective precious metal composed of 925 parts of pure silver and 75 parts alloy, usually copper. Copper provides the silver with sufficient hardness and wearing qualities, as pure silver is sometimes considered too soft to be used or worn everyday.

At times, we oxidize or "antique" our finished sterling pieces to blacken the recessed areas, and then rub the rest of the piece to a high white shine. Oxidizing can give a piece of jewelry wonderful depth and rustic feel.

merilee - $32