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Freshwater Pastel Pearl Rope Necklace
Item #45530
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Freshwater pearls with panache. Versatile, elegant and ultra feminine, this continuous-strand Freshwater Pastel Pearl Rope Necklace is designed with rosy accents by the jewelry artists of Atara Design. Wear it long, doubled or multi-wrapped as a bracelet. Handmade in the U.S.A.
This endless Pastel Pearl Rope Necklace celebrates the extraordinary collection of freshwater and South Sea pearl jewelry held in our Natural History Museum’s National Gem Collection. Highlights include the 5-strand Dunn Pearl Necklace with diamond-and-pearl clasp made by Cartier, Inc., in the 1920s, the pagoda-style platinum and gold men’s ring with rare South Sea cultured pearl, and the Paloma Picasso Kunzite Necklace which suspends the kunzite pendant from a necklace of 30 South Sea baroque pearls.
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.

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By a Bridge Player
Chesterfield, MO
May 10, 2017
4.05
"I enjoy wearing them with almost anything."
By Mom
Cleveland, oh
December 06, 2015
5.05
"Love the colors, length, and that they are versatile."
By Happy Customer
Saint Louis, MO
January 13, 2015
5.05
"I bought this necklace for my daughter-in-law for Christmas. She and I both liked it very much. She believes she will be able to wear it with many different outfits."
By jonny v
new york city
December 28, 2015
5.05
"As a guy, it's not easy to buy jewelry for women. So a simple, elegant necklace like this, fairly priced, works perfectly. My friend was delighted and now thinks that I have impeccable taste! Thanks, Smithsonian."
By Iliketoswim
Colorado
December 05, 2013
5.05
"I purchased this necklace for my mother's 90th Birthday! Perfect! She loved it! The colors allow her to wear it with anything! It was the perfect gift! She doesn't need or want anything for the house, etc., but rather would like to have something "beautiful" and this necklace was it!! My mother is not easy to buy for so it was great to see her so happy when she opened this gift!"