Ace of Spades Freshwater Pearl, Howlite, Shell and Crystal Lariat Necklace measuring 42″ long. This necklace is one continuous piece and has no clasp made up of 5 strands. You can wear it long or shorter by wrapping it around your neck like a pashmina scarf. This necklace is made up of black and white baroque freshwater pearls, carved white Shell, Rock Crystal and Howlite. The pearls used in the strands measure roughly 0.5 cm in diameter. This is a wonderful statement piece that tells everyone you’ve arrived! Team with our freshwater pearl studs to complete the look.
About the materials used in our Ace of Spades Freshwater Pearl, Howlite, Shell and Crystal Lariat Necklace
Freshwater pearls are easier to grow than salt water pearls; one freshwater mussel can grow a multitude of pearls at a time, compared to salt water oysters that usually produce only one pearl. That said, the cultivation of Freshwater pearls is still a labour of love; mussels are often cultivated in farms in southern regions where pearl formation is faster, and then moved to northern farms (that have slower cultivation) to produce a compact nacre for better colour and lustre. They come in a range of colours including white, peach, pink and purple. Pearl is June’s birthstone.
Howlite was named after Henry How, who discovered it in 1868 in Nova Scotia. Howlite is a borate mineral, which occurs in Canada and parts of the USA. Howlite has the appearance of white marble or porcelain with a sub-vitreous lustre but is often dyed to emulate Turquoise.
Rock Crystal is the name given to all clear colorless quartz.
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