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Mother of Pearl Essence Necklace

Item #45504

Price: $135.00

A Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

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Not Your Mother’s Pearls. Unlike traditional pearls, the luster of our exclusive Mother of Pearl Essence Necklace derives from successive layers of mother-of-pearl and nacre. The edgy pastel beads project quiet confidence with business attire or classic sophistication with a sweater set or jacket. Amethyst spacer beads. Handmade in the U.S.A. Lobster clasp.  18"l. Beads are 17-19 mm in size.

Museum Provenance

The artisan collections we offer here are striking examples of modern American jewelry design. Their muses? The same as those for jewelry makers throughout the ages—gems and lustrous pearls, stunning abalone, and glass adornments, like those respectively represented in the collections of our National Gem Collection in the National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of the American Indian and the Renwick Gallery of our Smithsonian American Art Museum. Indulge yourself now; bequeath to your children!

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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