Cultured Freshwater Pearl Earrings with 14k Yellow Gold Ear Wires
24 karat gold plated cable wire with a 10.5mm cultured freshwater pearl. The french wires are solid 14 karat gold. Total drop length is approximately 70mm. Pearls are bleached. ABOUT PEARLS - Pearls were probably first found along the coastline of India. The earliest myth says that pearls were formed when oysters opened their shells, rose to the water's surface and were seeded by the early morning's drops of dew and the first rays of sparkling sunlight. The pearl's unique qualities of luster and iridescence were noted by Homer in the Odyssey: "Earrings bright with triple drops that cast a trembling light." In India, a wish for a happy marriage may be conveyed to a new bride by way of a string of pearls. In contrast, pearls make the perfect gift to divers and swimmers in the South Seas: They're thought to be a magical protection against shark attacks. Having what appears to be an inward glow, pearls are thought to be useful in tapping inner wisdom and nurturing the growth of love. Pearls make a special gift: for a new bride, for those seeking spiritual wisdom, or just to celebrate natural beauty.