MINK VERTEBRAE | Sterling Silver necklace with Peacock Pearl
For this necklace I cast a vertebrae bone of a mink from an old collection in Sterling Silver.
I love natural shapes and I couldn’t have imagined a more stunning shaped sculpture.
It carries a Freshwater Button Peacock Pearl, which shimmers in the most amazing purple and blue colours and has an excellent lustre.
The high quality Sterling Silver chain has been rhodium plated.
The sparkling beauty of the Pearl has been cherished since the dawn of mankind.
According to the ancient Greek belief, Jewellery with a Pearl is capable of promoting marital bliss and eliminate emotional imbalances.
The technique to enhance Pearl forming in shells and oysters has been used since the year 1893.
A little object or tissue of a donor shell is implanted into the shell and around it forms a protective layer by layer and eventually a Pearl is formed.
These cultured pearls can then be harvested in a very sustainable way in harmony with nature.
The Pearl is a symbol of faithfulness integrity and wisdom.
It is also said to have calming qualities, too.
The Pearl is the birthstone for the ones born in June.
The total length of this long necklace is 50 cm.
The vertebrae itself is 25 mm at its longest and 12.5 mm at its widest.
The Peacock Pearl has a diameter of 6 mm.