Necklace made with a lovely semi-baroque Tahitian pearl. A minimalist necklace to wear everyday!
Semi-Baroque Tahitian Pearl , silver color, 9.5 mm - 10 mm diameter (0.37 in. / 0.39 in.), category C (1), good luster (2) and orient (3). The Tahitian pearl is mounted on a black Australian high-quality and solidity leather.
The clasp is made in the neck thanks to a red glass Padre bead coming from Ethiopia, West Africa.
European origin, these pearls were exported by Spanish missionaries monks in Africa. The priests used them as currency in Africa in late 1800 - early twentieth century, thus they are called "Padre Beads". About 8-9mm in diameter (0.31 - 0.35 inch).
- Length of the necklace: 43 cm (16.92 inches)
This jewelry is made entirely by hand: rolling leather, pearls drilling, marine knots.
Each pearl is unique and the tahitian pearl that will be sent will not be the same as of the one on the photo but I guarantee a similar pearl selection by color, size and quality to those of the photos. All my pearls are delivered with an authenticity certificate.
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(1) The standardization of the surface quality of the cultured pearls of Tahiti is :
Category A : A pearl having at most one imperfection or a group of slight imperfections oncentrated on a maximum of 10% of its surface. A beautiful luster.
Category B : A pearl with slight imperfections concentrated on a maximum of 30% of its surface. Beautiful to medium luster.
Category C : A pearl with slight imperfections concentrated on a maximum of 60% of its surface. Medium luster.
Category D : A pearl having either slight imperfections over more than 60% of its surface, or slight and more serious imperfections on a maximum of 60% of its surface. Dull luster.
(2)The luster of pearls is the measure of the quantity and quality of light that is reflected from the surface of a bead or just below the surface of a bead. The luster of a pearl of good quality is sharp and bright. You should almost be able to see your reflection on the surface of a pearl.
(3) The orient of a pearl is the way in which the prism of natural light breaks up in the depths of a pearl's aragonite layers. This iridescence gives the pearl all of the gloss that is modified by the colors, which range from white to black in tones of cream, pink, blue, peacock green, purple, and golden
3-5 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
To keep all your Tahitian cultured pearls shine, wear them as often as possible!
Avoid contact with chemicals such as perfume, bleach, shampoos, etc.
Highly resistant, Tahitian pearls can get scratched by abrasive objects / materials.
They are cleaned with a soft cloth, they can be rubbed with olive oil.
If you store them for a long time, place a small container of water at their side, so that they are always hydrated.
The leather :
You can grease it with: shea butter, natural wax for leather, olive oil. When it becomes dry and hard, feed it quickly.
-The temperature: the fancy pearl takes the ambient temperature while the true cultured pearl of Tahiti, Australia ... will always be a little cooler. Put it under your nose and realize!
- The weight: the false pearl is often lighter while the real pearl is quite heavy.
- The texture: the fantasy is all smooth while the cultured pearl is rough. By rubbing two pearls against them, we can determine its texture. You can also put it on your teeth!
- The shape: the false pearls are all identical whereas the real pearls are unique by their peculiarities!
-The quality: the fantasy is flammable while the real pearl is not.
I often make custom and personalized jewelry. Give me your measurements (neck, wrist, ankle) and a little more time to realize your jewel.
I am open to your proposals of creations, tell me your desires and we will develop the design of the jewel.
I can make you choose on photos your future pearls if you wish.
The classification concerning the surface quality of cultured pearls of Tahiti is:
Category A: Pearl with at most one imperfection or group of light imperfections concentrated on not more than 10% of its surface. Very beautiful luster.
Category B: Pearl with some slight imperfections concentrated on at most 30% of its surface. Chandelier beautiful or medium.
Category C: Pearl with slight imperfections concentrated on not more than 60% of its surface. Medium chandelier.
Category D: Pearls with either slight imperfections on more than 60% of the surface, without deep imperfections, or light and deep imperfections concentrated on not more than 60% of its surface. Luster weak.
The luster of a pearl is the measure of the quantity and quality of light that is reflected by the surface of a pearl or just under the surface of a pearl. The more your reflection in the pearl is sharp, the higher the luster.
The luster of a pearl of good quality is clear and bright. A pearl that appears too white, dull or limestone, is of low quality.
The orient of a pearl is the way in which the prism of natural light breaks down in the depths of a pearl's aragonite layers. This iridescence gives the pearl all the brilliance that will be sublimated by reflections of colors that go from white to black in shades of cream, pink, blue, peacock green, purple and gold.
Mar 21, 2017