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 cristata nudibranch, 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 these earrings are balanced with emerald & verdigris hued Agate and Quartz and complemented with ample silver.
Like all our pieces, it is one of a kind, handcrafted with love and care in our studio near Byron Bay.
These eclectic statement earrings are made from the following semi-precious stones and findings:
- Pearls from Shanghai
- Quartz from USA
- Agates from Brazil
- Set into a Silver-plated base from Bali, Istanbul and Seoul
- Approximate length: 8.5cm
The Black Pearl& Coral Reef Galaxy Statement Earrings will 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.