PEARL PARADISE, here is ONE of my UNIQUE and BEAUTIFUL ARTISAN Hand Made WRAP NECKLACES. I have chosen LOVELY Cultured Grey KASUMI PEARLS with Faceted PYRITE GEMS to use in this Necklace. These KASUMI PEARLS have the Wonderful Wrinkly to Smooth TEXTURES that these CHARMING and UNUSUAL PEARLS are known for. The Pearls are Baroque shaped and measure 11MM-12MM in size. The Pearls are GREY in COLOR and have gone thru a Plating Process to give them a Uniform Color. The base of the Necklace are Sparkling ANTIQUE FRENCH DIAMOND CUT STEEL BEADS. These Very Tiny BEADS were used during the 1800,s to make Delicate Jewelry that SHIMMERED ever so Lightly in the Romantic Light of CANDLELIGHT during the 1800,s. The BEADS were also used to make the Most Beautiful Tiny EVENING BAGS and this was a flourishing Business in FRANCE during this Period of time. You can find many of these LOVELY BAGS available for sale today in various states of condition. These BEADS are RARE and getting more difficult to find as many Jewelry ARTIST started using them to make Contemporary Jewelry with them. These STEEL BEADS were made in a Round and Diamond Cut Shape but I only use the Diamond Cut because they have much more SHIMMER than the Flat Round shaped BEADS. To make the Necklace I carefully measure out 2 inch SECTIONS of the FRENCH BEADS and between each SECTION I put 2 PYRITE GEMS with a KASUMI PEARL in between the PYRITES. These pattern is the same throughout the Necklace. The Necklace is an Extra Long Length 112 INCHES allowing the owner to style and wear this Necklace in many different ways. As well a Pendant can also be hung from the Necklace as I have shown in the second PHOTO. The CLASP on the Necklace is a RECAST STERLING SILVER VICTORIAN SHEPHERDS HOOK with a STERLING SILVER OVAL HAMMERED CONNECTOR PIECE. The Necklace is made with Multiple Strands of STEEL WIRES covered with a Clear SHEATH. This is a very strong Beading Material that will never break. At the ends of the WIRE they are Clamped down with 6 STERLING SILVER HEAVY WIRE CLAMPS and then covered with 6 STERLING SILVER BEAD COVERS to give the ends a finished appearance. The WIRE when folded over is first strung through at each end a STERLING SILVER U SHAPED WIRE PROTECTOR. This keeps the WIRE from continuously rubbing in one place and becoming worn. All these DETAILS make for a Very Well Made Piece of JEWELRY, BEAUTIFUL and MADE TO LAST! My JEWELRY is HEIRLOOM JEWELRY that will be as BEAUTIFUL now as it will be 100 or more YEARS in the future when you hand it down to a LOVED ONE or FAMILY MEMBER! All the connecting PIECES in the Necklace although not Stamped for STERLING SILVER all TEST as STERLING SILVER. The STERLING SILVER is the Necklace has been OXIDIZED DARK except for the CLASP to give it an ANTIQUE effect. There are 37 KASUMI PEARLS, 80 ROUND PYRITE GEMS and 8 RHINESTONE BEADS in this Necklace. The RHINESTONE BEADS are at the ends of the Necklace near the CLASP. This is a GORGEOUS NECKLACE that will bring MUCH JOY and MANY COMPLIMENTS to the owner! Thanks for visiting FRENCHEVANGELINEROSE on Ruby Lane!
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