Mother-of-Pearl and Pearl Multi-Strand Necklace
Sale Price: $99.99
Original Price: $350.00
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This fashion forward Mother-of-Pearl and Pearl Multi-Strand Necklace is truly a statement piece. Delicate 10mm mother-of-pearl teardrop petals contrast and twine with 4 to 5mm cultured pearls, alternately arrayed like strands of firecrackers. Elegance with flair, wear this Mother-of-Pearl and Pearl Multi-Strand Necklace with jeans or an evening dress. Painstakingly handcrafted in the New York studio of artist Katherine Kornblau, the findings and lobster claw clasp are silver-plated. Natural variations ensure each Mother-of-Pearl and Pearl Multi-Strand Necklace will be one of a kind. 16"l. with 2"l. extender chain.
Pearls originate from a variety of mollusks including oyster, conch, abalone and even clams. Mother of pearl is from the nacre, or lining, of freshwater and salt-water shells like mussels, abalone and oyster. Its iridescent quality makes it dramatic and striking. Mother of pearl and pearl jewelry can be found in the collections of our Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals, National Museum of Natural History.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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