Nouveau necklace with pearl drop – Pewter openwork detail necklace with a cultured freshwater pearl drop on 16.5″ chain
Width: 83 mm Height: 36 mm
Supplied in a St Justin gift box.
Art Nouveau & Pearl Necklace
Cultured pearls can be divided into salt-water and freshwater varieties, and account for over 95% of world production. Freshwater pearls are grown in mussels when a nucleus of shaped mantle from another mollusc is placed inside. A mussel can grow between 10 and 20 pearls! Traditional metaphysical properties for the June birthstone pearl are modesty, chastity and purity. The pearl is also used to enhance personal integrity.
The venerable alloy of pewter is made of 92% tin with copper and antimony to harden it and enhance casting. At St Justin the distinguished tradition of casting pewter lives on. High quality pewter ingots are fused in a crucible and the molten metal is poured into rubber moulds created from the original master design.
After cooling and linishing, the items are hand-polished and assembled by craftsmen.