Fabulous freshwater Pearls and exquisite Peridot. Blended together to make a spellbinding necklace women all over the world will adore. An essential gift and Birthstone for those born in the month of August.
Freshwater Pearls are cultured by the fishermen in China. They cultivate the pearls by placing small pieces of live tissue into mussel shells where they continue to grow. Once harvested the pearls have adopted the colour of the inside of the shell they have grown in.
Peridot is sourced mainly from the island of Zebirget in the Red Sea from mines near to volcanoes or in meteors that have fallen to earth. This crystal ranges from lime to olive green in colour due to the intensity of the iron content within it. It has been mined for thousands of years and used to decorate medieval churches. It was carried back by the crusaders to Europe in large stones and can be seen in Cologne Cathedral today.
I have designed this Peridot and Pearl Necklace using 6mm freshwater pearls, and 4mm Peridot round beads, adding tiny silver plated spacer beads between. The necklace measures 18" (46cm) long, and I have added a silver plated lobster style clasp and extention chain, which are "nickel free" to comply with EU directives.