Biologists have extrapolated that in nature, only about one in 400,000 pearl oysters contains a black (more accurately grey) pearl. So I guess at this stage I would like to sincerely thank you Mr Mikimoto – eccentric Japanese mastermind who made pearl farming a reality about 100 years ago! Black Pearls, once considered freaks of nature, are these days very much though after because of their crisp & sleek look. As is so often the case for me, a marine creature, the unbelievable Nembrotha cristatanudibranch, has inspired this vivid and pure colour combination. This marine critter is a tiny polka-dotted velvety black – emerald sea slug, which advertises its toxicity (hey – don’t mess with me!) through its evocative pattern.
The sleek slate grey pearls in this necklace are balanced with emerald & verdigris hued Druzy Agate and Quartz and complemented with Aquamarine elements and ample silver.
If you –like me- wear a lot of black (or white) this super contemporary marine piece could just be for you.
Like all our pieces, it is one of a kind, handcrafted with love and care in our studio near Byron Bay.
This luxurious statement necklace is made from the following semi-precious stones and findings:
- Druzy Agate set into silver bezels from Jaipur, India
- Quartz from USA
- Pearls from Shanghai
- Aquamarine from Canada
- Agates from Brazil
- Silver-plated beads from Bali and Istanbul
- Approximate length 56cm
The Black Pearl
& Coral Reef Galaxy Statement Necklacewill be shipped free of charge to anywhere in the world …beautifully gift wrapped and ready as an exceptional gift for yourself or an unexpected gift for someone special.