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
If you like a bespoke piece of this type of earring made in colours and stones of your preference (Agates, Jade, Garnet, Turquoise, Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli, Labradorite, Amazonite, Lava), simply add it to the cart and leave me your instructions in the checkout notes.
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.