A rivulet of freshwater peacock pearls entwines and runs through ten strands of sterling silver heishi beads so delicate they flow over the skin like water. This Liquid Silver and Peacock Pearl Necklace is hand-strung in New Mexico by Native American artisans. Sterling silver necklace cones and hook clasp. Pearls may vary slightly. Handmade in New Mexico.
This jewelry item comes packaged in a white box (pictured).
The National Museum of the American Indian is "committed to advancing the knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere—past, present and future through partnerships with Native people and others."
The only gemstones made by living creatures, rare NATURAL PEARLS are produced by mollusks who layer calcium carbonate around a microscopic irritant. Most pearls used commercially today are FRESHWATER PEARLS, cultured or farmed by implanting a grafted piece of shell into freshwater pearl mussels. SHELL PEARLS, also known as simulated or replica pearls are made from mother-of-pearl. Pearl is the birthstone for June.