This necklace combines two complementary elements: smooth rose quartz ovals and petite freshwater baroque pearls in a demure shade of blush pink. The gemstones have a gorgeous clarity, and are medium in size (approximately 5 x 7 mm). The pearls vary slightly in shape and size (averaging approximately 5 x 6 mm), with uniformly thick and lustrous nacre. The elements are joined between double strands of dark brown silk cord, which have been hand-knotted into a simple, rustic macrame. The necklace is finished with a hook-and-eye clasp formed from solid Thai silver.
This is a fun necklace for casual, every day wear; it's also easy to dress up!
The total length of this necklace is approximately 36 inches. It can be worn as a long single strand, or doubled for a layered look.
This necklace style is also available with candy apple green pearls and peridot, or teal pearls with green amethyst:
CARING FOR PEARLS
Pearls are porous and need special care. They never should be tossed on top of or next to other gems in a jewelry box; store them in a soft jewelry pouch.
If a pearl necklace is regularly worn, some of the pearls will constantly be in close contact with skin, and may gradually absorb acid that will slowly damage the pearl. Over time, a pearl may not only lose its luster, but change in shape. You can slow this process by wiping the pearls with a soft cloth or chamois after wearing them, and keeping them away from perfume, hairspray, and acidic liquids such as vinegar or lemon juice. Dry air can also damage pearls.
Only use jewelry cleaners labeled as safe for pearls. Never use an ultrasonic cleaner, steam, detergents, toothbrushes or other abrasive materials to clean pearls. Avoid wearing pearls with rough fabrics, and have pearl necklaces restrung yearly if you wear them often.
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