Lapis Lazuli and White Pearl Necklace

£495.00

SKU YOU-11 Category

This unique ONE-OFF necklace is made with substantial 18mm round Lapis Lazuli beads, each bead individually hand-knotted on Blue thread, and features a single large 16mm Edison pearl beside a clasp inlaid with a multitude of sparkly dark Blue crystals

Edison pearls are the latest development in the Chinese technology of culturing pearls, since 2014, and were created to rival the prestigious South Sea pearls from Australia but at much more affordable prices.

Whereas freshwater pearls are formed when a piece of tissue from another oyster is implanted in a new oyster (on average, some 20-30 pieces of tissue are implanted per oyster resulting in 20-30 pearls), the oysters used for Edison pearls are implanted (nucleated) with a single large round bead, aiming to create perfectly round pearls since the oyster is able to focus all its energy on a single pearl at a time. This results in a lower yield, but the focus is on quality not quantity. The result is high quality pearls with stunning lustre, which can measure up to 16mm and come in a range of beautiful colours

Edison pearls are named after Thomas Edison, who said that “There are two things which couldn’t be made at my laboratory: diamonds and pearls”…

Dare to be different and bold!

Length

19” (48cm)