ThePassionatePearl

Freshwater Pearl Jewelry in Sterling Silver

Freeport, Maine · 1443 Sales

ThePassionatePearl

Freshwater Pearl Jewelry in Sterling Silver

Freeport, Maine 1443 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Welcome to The Passionate Pearl! Unique Freshwater Pearl Jewelry is Handcrafted here with Quality Materials such as AAA Quality Freshwater Pearls, 925 Sterling Silver and 14K Gold Fill.

We offer a good selection of Gold Dangle Earrings, Silver Dangle Earrings, Chain Necklaces, Beaded Necklaces, Designer Bracelets and Pearl Ankle Bracelets. All items are Handcrafted by Jeanne Costello in her own studio in Maine with great attention to detail and functionality, made to last, that's her Guarantee!

Her studio is pet, smoke and perfume free. Every order is carefully packaged and with 7 years on Etsy, no damages have ever occurred in shipping!

Silver Dangle Earrings:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePassionatePearl?section_id=18572787

Gold Dangle Earrings
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePassionatePearl?section_id=20427025

Chain Necklaces:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePassionatePearl?section_id=18572789

Beaded Necklaces
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePassionatePearl?section_id=20428042

Designer Bracelets:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePassionatePearl?section_id=6733490

Thank you for visiting The Passionate Pearl ♥

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What Customers say about The Passionate Pearl Jewelry:

"Simply beautiful, lightweight and the best hand-made jewelry I have purchased in a long time. These are true artisans and I can't wait to order from this fine company again." (Erin L.S.)

"I am thrilled with my lovely lever back freshwater pearl earrings! Given I could not see in person, the earrings I would be receiving, I was a little hesitant to order them. For me, I'm a bit of a stickler about pearls; they must be a perfect match in size, shape and color, but also the nacre also needs to have a natural richness to it. These earrings were absolutely gorgeous across the board! The lever backs are well made, making them neither too stiff or too flimsy to open and close. If I could, I'd given my earrings six stars!" (Dawn C.)

"These are beautiful earrings! I wore them for all my holiday functions this Christmas season and received many compliments. Not only are they beautiful, the craftsmanship is exemplary. I studied fine arts through a Master's level and I know quality and an artist's eye. These have both! Highly recommended!" (Elizabeth C.)

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 19, 2017

Welcome to The Passionate Pearl! Unique Freshwater Pearl Jewelry is Handcrafted here with Quality Materials such as AAA Quality Freshwater Pearls, 925 Sterling Silver and 14K Gold Fill.

We offer a good selection of Gold Dangle Earrings, Silver Dangle Earrings, Chain Necklaces, Beaded Necklaces, Designer Bracelets and Pearl Ankle Bracelets. All items are Handcrafted by Jeanne Costello in her own studio in Maine with great attention to detail and functionality, made to last, that's her Guarantee!

Her studio is pet, smoke and perfume free. Every order is carefully packaged and with 7 years on Etsy, no damages have ever occurred in shipping!

Silver Dangle Earrings:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePassionatePearl?section_id=18572787

Gold Dangle Earrings
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePassionatePearl?section_id=20427025

Chain Necklaces:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePassionatePearl?section_id=18572789

Beaded Necklaces
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePassionatePearl?section_id=20428042

Designer Bracelets:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePassionatePearl?section_id=6733490

Thank you for visiting The Passionate Pearl ♥

_________________________

What Customers say about The Passionate Pearl Jewelry:

"Simply beautiful, lightweight and the best hand-made jewelry I have purchased in a long time. These are true artisans and I can't wait to order from this fine company again." (Erin L.S.)

"I am thrilled with my lovely lever back freshwater pearl earrings! Given I could not see in person, the earrings I would be receiving, I was a little hesitant to order them. For me, I'm a bit of a stickler about pearls; they must be a perfect match in size, shape and color, but also the nacre also needs to have a natural richness to it. These earrings were absolutely gorgeous across the board! The lever backs are well made, making them neither too stiff or too flimsy to open and close. If I could, I'd given my earrings six stars!" (Dawn C.)

"These are beautiful earrings! I wore them for all my holiday functions this Christmas season and received many compliments. Not only are they beautiful, the craftsmanship is exemplary. I studied fine arts through a Master's level and I know quality and an artist's eye. These have both! Highly recommended!" (Elizabeth C.)

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A more affordable pair of sterling silver earrings with good quality Shell Pearls that look just like freshwater pearls and fit perfectly in that bead frame.
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Bridal Pearl Earrings with gorgeous gold freshwater pearls.
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About Jeanne

Many people call me "intense" because I put 100% of myself into everything I do. Whether I am on my laptop updating my shop or working on a piece of jewelry, I forget time and dinner sometimes doesn't get ready! I love pearls and am a passionate person, thus the name "The Passionate Pearl".

I learned Silversmithing in Biot, France in the 70's and years later when I was looking for a pendant to match a pair of Earrings and couldn't find it, I started buying supplies to make it myself. I so enjoyed the experience that my supplies grew and I started giving earrings to all my friends. In 2009, as I was taking classes at the Apple Store to build my own Jewelry Website, someone told me about Etsy and soon after that I opened my Shop here.

I was born and raised in France to a large family of artists. I have 7 siblings many involved in arts and crafts including Leather, Stained Glass, Cabinet Making, Photography, Painting, Sculpture and Music. My mom was an accomplished artist and I grew up loving art. I married an artist and have 3 very artistic daughters. Creativity has always been in my DNA since day one. As a child I painted as soon as I could hold a bush. I have been involved in Arts and Crafts my whole life in one way or another, from Painting on Silk to High Fire Porcelain Pottery.

I Love to work with High Quality Freshwater Pearls and Exquisite Gemstones and o create a piece of jewelry where they will stand out and shine. I hand pick in Boston, my freshwater pearls myself because I am really tired of bad quality pearls that look ok online but are not!

Sterling Silver is the media I first used when I was working with Arlette Baron and Claude Pelletier accomplished Silversmiths in Biot, France in the early 70's. They were both taught Silversmithing by the world famous Silversmith Vivianna Torun from Sweden. I feel very privileged to have learned from such outstanding artisans! She made very simple and gorgeous pieces.

I have a Gold Filled Jewelry line because I think Gold makes White Pearls really stand out and also looks beautiful combined with Sterling Silver. I also use a fair amount of Quality Faceted Gemstones - I love them because light sparkles on every facet and makes them come alive.

Everything you see in my store is handmade by me except some Sterling Silver or Gold Filled findings. I love using organic materials and couldn't imagine making jewelry with anything else... Nothing fake!!!!

When you purchase something from my shop your order is usually made that day or within the next 3 business days depending on how busy it gets.

Please come back again soon

Jeanne ♡

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Some The Passionate Pearl Interviews:

HAYDENS HARLOW
http://haydensharlow.tumblr.com/post/46870604950/thepassionatepearl

ART OF CRAFTS
http://art-of-crafts.net/2013/01/10/art-of-crafts-interview-jeanne-costello-from-the-passionate-pearl/

THE STEADY HAND
http://thesteadyhandblog.com/feature-the-passionate-pearl/

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  • Jeanne Costello

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Born in France to a large family of artists, married to an artist, we have 3 very artistic daughters. Creativity is definitely in my DNA. Passionate in all I set my heart do, I love pure art and nothing artificial. I absolutely love making Jewelry.

  • David Costello

    Assistant, Product Review, Shipper

    David is my husband and an artist and helps me with design dilemmas, going back and forth to the Post Office which is about 3 miles from our house. He is a real pearl!

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Last updated on Feb 19, 2017
Frequently asked questions

What is 14K Gold Fill?

14K Gold Fill is an actual layer of gold pressure bonded to another metal which is usually Brass. The process is also called Rolled Gold. Gold filled is not to be confused with gold plating as Gold Filled literally has 100% more gold than gold plating. Gold filled is much more valuable. It does not flake off, or rub off. As a matter of fact, anyone who can wear gold can wear gold filled without worries of any allergic reaction to the jewelry. Gold filled jewelry is an economical alternative to solid gold and is meant to last.

What is 925 Sterling Silver?

Sterling silver is an alloy that is at least 92.5 percent silver, and 7.5 percent consists of another metal – usually copper. Silver itself is a soft metal, and the added alloys in sterling silver will give the object strength and durability, and with proper care the piece can last a lifetime. But, since sterling silver does tarnish, proper care is very important. Not only should sterling silver never be worn in the swimming pool – chlorine and other chemicals will hasten the tarnishing – but also minerals in lakes and the ocean can cause Sterling Silver to tarnish.

Domestic Shipping

All orders come wrapped in a Recycled Black Glossy Gift Box tied with an Organza Ribbon and The Passionate Pearl Label attached to it. I insert a piece of Bubble Wrap inside the gift box to insure your jewelry doesn't move around during shipping.

White Poly Bubble Mailer Packaging ensures your purchase arrives undamaged. It is almost impossible to tear. In my 7 years on Etsy, I have never had anything damaged in shipping.

All USA Orders are shipped USPS 1ST CLASS MAIL with Tracking # (2-5 Business Days) Holiday seasons tend to take a little more time.

All orders over $100.00 will include Signature Confirmation

PRIORITY UPGRADE (1-3 Days) is now AVAILABLE on most of my listings

Sorry, I do not offer Express Mail at this time

International Shipping

All International Orders are sent USPS 1st Class International Mail.
(1-5 weeks depending on where you live). Please be aware that your country may charge additional customs duty and/or import taxes although that happens extremely rarely. It has happened only twice in my 7 years on Etsy.

Poly Bubble Mailer is used for all Destinations as it is virtually impossible to tear and I have never had any shipping damage in my 7 years on Etsy.

Sorry, At this time I do not offer International Priority or International Express Mail.

** I will not put false information on Customs Forms so please do not ask. Thank you for understanding that I run an honest business.

Bracelet Sizing Chart

Use a flexible measuring tape to measure around your wrist and then write down that length. Add half an inch to the determined size of your wrist and you will get the size of your bracelet (center column numbers).

Wrist size (Inches) - Bracelet Size (Inches) - Bracelet Size (Centimeters)

6.00 – 6.50 = 16.50cm
6.25 – 6.75 = 17.15cm
6.50 – 7.00 = 17.75cm
6.75 – 7.25 = 18.50cm
7.00 – 7.50 = 19.00cm
7.25 – 7.75 = 19.75cm
7.50 – 8.00 = 20.30cm
7.75 – 8.25 = 21.00cm
8.00 – 8.50 = 21.50cm
8.25 – 8.75 = 22.25cm
8.50 – 9.00 = 23.00cm

Freshwater Pearl Care and Handling

Always put your pearls on after you've applied your makeup, perfume and hairspray. Take your pearls off before applying lotions or creams.

Dirty pearls may be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution or a specialty pearl cleaning solution. Never clean your pearls with solutions that contain ammonia or harsh detergents. Don't use an abrasive cleaner or wipe pearls with an abrasive cloth as both can scratch the nacre coating. Don't use an ultrasonic cleaner to clean pearl jewelry.

Store your pearls separately from other jewelry. Pearls can be easily scratched when metal or gemstones rub against them. Place your pearls in a special slot in your jewelry box, or keep them in a soft bag made from a non-abrasive material.

Cleaning Instructions

All Freshwater Pearls and most Semi Precious Stones are porous and will be damaged by average Jewelry Cleaners. Wrights Silver Cream can be purchased online (Amazon.com) for a minimal amount and works great. Baking Soda can also be used - add some water to make a paste, apply with a soft cloth, rub on the jewelry and rinse. Do not use a harsh brush as this will damage both Freshwater Pearls and Gemstones.

Dyed Pearls (anything but White, Ivory or Natural Pearls) should be stored away from direct sunlight as prolonged exposure tends to fade them.