Graceful bracelet of white, freshwater 'Potato' Pearls
- Time period: Evergreen
- Origin: Western and Eastern known world.
- Materials: 8.0mm, white, AA+ grade freshwater 'potato pearls', Sterling Silver, silk.
- Product Dimensions: 19 cm bracelet length.
Please note; This item is usually made to order by the artisan and will take aproximately 3 weeks.
Further details: From the late middle ages and renaissance to the present, a bracelet or two - or even 3 or 4 - of beautiful pearls was de riguer in every lady's collection and the portraiture abounds with examples of this elegantly simple jewel.
While not deemed as valuable as salt water pearls during period, freshwater pearls enjoyed their place in the jewellers repertoire; being slower to grow, they have a softer, deeper lustre and glow which has its own appeal and is also more robust. This strand is hand knotted and strung on pure silk and finished with a simple sterling silver box clasp with a filigree design.
'Potato' pearl is simple a reference to the shape category of the pearl; being 'slightly irregular oval shape resembling a potato', ie they are longer than wide with slightly flattened sides. The pearls in this bracelet are all AA+ grade, with a very high lustre and have been matched as closely as possible.
Staff Comments; Timeless classic for wearing any time.
BC to 500 AD, 500 - 1000 AD, 1400 - 1500 AD, 1500 - 1600 AD, 1600 - 1700 AD