A beautiful natural white-colored beaded necklace made of real, perfectly round shell pearls. The bead material is 100% natural high-quality shell pearl. A shell pearl is an ethical version of a real freshwater pearl. Each 0.16" / 4mm bead is carefully refined and processed to have a smooth surface and amazing visual aesthetic. The chain is hypoallergenic, waterproof, and doesn't fade or lose color even in daily use.
A shell pearl is made of nacre, the natural inner lining of oyster shells, also known as mother of pearl. The surface is given a protective coating treatment that gives shell pearls their pearlescent shine known as lustre. Shell pearls are made of the same ingredients as cultured pearls. However, unlike cultured pearls or freshwater pearls, shell pearls are ethical and do not involve inhumane treatment of oysters. In addition, shell pearls are more durable than regular freshwater pearls, highly resistant to perfumes and erosion, and don't turn yellow over time.
A regular pearl is created by forcing a grain of sand into a living oyster. This hurts the oyster so, as a defense mechanism, it coats the grain of sand with fluid to make it less irritating. This process can last years. After years of waiting, the oyster is cut open with a knife to collect the pearl. If you are interested in pearls and pearl jewelry, ethical pearls like shell pearls are definitely the best way to go about it.
Pearls are considered to be highly feminine. They symbolize perfection, fertility, long life, and integrity. Furthermore, a pearl is believed to balance your emotions and enlighten the mind when worn. Traditionally, pearls have been worn by the rich and wealthy at luxurious events. With rising concerns in the ethicality of pearls, shell pearls offer a natural, ethical, & beautiful replacement to the otherwise questionable pearl jewelry.
Overall, the lustrous pearly white-tone natural beaded necklace is a stunning piece of jewelry with a hypoallergenic design and strong symbolism.
Water-resistant - doesn't lose color
Width: 4 - 4.5mm / 0.16" - 0.18"
Beads: Natural shell pearls
Color: Pearlescent white
Clasp: Sterling silver lobster clasp
Only shell pearls with 100% ethical origins
Each length comes with a 4cm / 1.6" extension chain made of silver