AAA grade white freshwater pearls featured on a hand-formed gold-filled earwire. Each pearl will vary in shape and size since they are natural freshwater pearls however I do my best to pair them up properly. The general size /shape of each pearl is 10x8mm with a rice shape.
Total length: 1 inch
Materials: freshwater pearls, gold filled earwire
June's Birthstone: Cultured pearl production began in the early 1900s however prior to that natural pearls were so rare and expensive that they were only worn amongst royalty and the extremely rich. It is noted that a roman general once financed an entire military campaign by selling one of his mother's natural pearl earrings. Suggested gift for the 3rd, 12th, 30th, and 80th wedding anniversary.
About Gold Filled: "14/20" gold-filled material is made with 14-karat gold and the gold represents 1/20th (or 5%) of the total weight of the material. Gold-filled findings have an actual layer of 14K gold and are considered of greater value and quality over "Gold plated" items. "Gold Plated" items have a microscopic layer of gold that can be easily scrapped and damaged. "14/20" Yellow gold filled materials are a wonderful, cost-effective option to its sister, 14K gold. Although Gold-Filled is not new, there is renewed interest in the material due to the high cost of precious metals.