ThePassionatePearl

Freshwater Pearl Jewelry in Sterling Silver

Freeport, Maine 2291 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (560)

ThePassionatePearl

Freshwater Pearl Jewelry in Sterling Silver

Freeport, Maine | 2291 Sales

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Jeanne Costello

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Jeanne Costello

Announcement    CLOSING RETIREMENT SALE - 30% OFF Discount + FREE SHIPPING if you spend $35 or more. Everything must go.

Welcome to The Passionate Pearl where Unique Freshwater Pearl Jewelry is Handcrafted with Select Organic Materials such as High Quality Freshwater Pearls, 925 Sterling Silver and 14K Gold Filled metals.

Everything is Handcrafted by Jeanne Costello in her own studio in Maine. She pays great attention to detail and functionality and her jewelry is made to last!

At this point Jeanne no longer takes custom orders. Her studio is pet, smoke and perfume free. Every order is carefully packaged and with her almost 10 years on Etsy, no damage has ever occurred in shipping!

USPS Priority Mail is Available on all items

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.)

"The Biggest selling point for this particular item was the complete and honest description given by the proprietor. Her accurate detail of the components and work she put into it was the biggest selling point. I appreciate the very down to earth description, and to be completely honest, the pictures do not do this item justice. My wife slept with the pearls on her neck and she would not take them off. When she did take them off she spent most the night touching them, caressing them, and admiring the work that was done on this piece of jewelry. Overall, very well done, and I look forward to buying from you in the future." (Robert D. APRN)

SRAJD - Self Representing Artist in Jewelry Design, Member #3413
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Announcement

Last updated on Feb 24, 2020

CLOSING RETIREMENT SALE - 30% OFF Discount + FREE SHIPPING if you spend $35 or more. Everything must go.

Welcome to The Passionate Pearl where Unique Freshwater Pearl Jewelry is Handcrafted with Select Organic Materials such as High Quality Freshwater Pearls, 925 Sterling Silver and 14K Gold Filled metals.

Everything is Handcrafted by Jeanne Costello in her own studio in Maine. She pays great attention to detail and functionality and her jewelry is made to last!

At this point Jeanne no longer takes custom orders. Her studio is pet, smoke and perfume free. Every order is carefully packaged and with her almost 10 years on Etsy, no damage has ever occurred in shipping!

USPS Priority Mail is Available on all items

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.)

"The Biggest selling point for this particular item was the complete and honest description given by the proprietor. Her accurate detail of the components and work she put into it was the biggest selling point. I appreciate the very down to earth description, and to be completely honest, the pictures do not do this item justice. My wife slept with the pearls on her neck and she would not take them off. When she did take them off she spent most the night touching them, caressing them, and admiring the work that was done on this piece of jewelry. Overall, very well done, and I look forward to buying from you in the future." (Robert D. APRN)

SRAJD - Self Representing Artist in Jewelry Design, Member #3413
http://srajd.com

Maine Made
http://www.mainemade.com/product-categories/jewelry

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About ThePassionatePearl

Sales 2,291
On Etsy since 2010

About Jeanne

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 2006, as I was taking classes to build my own Jewelry Website, someone told me about Etsy andI I then opened my Shop here in 2010.

I love to work with High Quality Freshwater Pearls and create a piece of jewelry that will stand out and shine. I hand pick my freshwater pearls myself to maintain high quality. My pearls come from a very reputable company in the Boston MA area.

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!

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Some of 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/

Shop members

  • 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 to do, I love pure art, nothing artificial and just 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!

  • Barbie

    Model

    Barbie is featured on all my Necklaces and Earrings and has been a faithful model for my 10 years on Etsy. It gives my customers an idea of what a necklace or earrings will look like on a person. Thank you Barbie, you are the best.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Jan 14, 2020
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 (No more International Shipping)

All orders come wrapped in a Recycled Black Glossy Gift Box with The Passionate Pearl Label attached to it. A piece of Bubble Wrap is inserted in 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 10 years on Etsy, nothing was ever damaged in shipping.

Domestic only Orders are shipped USPS 1ST CLASS MAIL with Tracking # (2-5 Business Days). Orders over $100.00 will include Signature Confirmation.

PRIORITY UPGRADE (1-3 Days) is AVAILABLE on all listings except for jewelry supplies.

Sorry, no Express Mail at this time

No more International Shipping

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 real 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.

Custom and personalized orders

I no longer accept custom orders.