№ 313 Pearl
This necklace features an asymmetrical design of rich fresh water pearls and antique coin silver beads and heishi spacers. The back is finished with sterling silver chain.
Pearls are believed to be in harmony with the moon and the element of water, aiding in aligning with the lunar cycle. Considered a powerful representative of divine feminine energy, a creator of life and worlds, pearls can help with introspection, self-acceptance and intuitive foresight.
Coin silver is made from a mixture of metals with a high pure silver content, often repurposing coins by melting them down. The coin silver components I work with are antiques from all of the world, ranging from 80-120 years old, found in India, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and many West African countries such as Nigeria and Mali. The wear and patina of antique coin silver has informed much of my jewelry aesthetic over the years. The pieces are very special and rare.
Necklace measures 17 ½”. The beads are strung on soft flex wire, a flexible wire that is very sturdy, secured to an elongated rolo chain that is finished with a 13mm lobster claw clasp and a 9mm soldered ring. All findings used are oxidized sterling silver.