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Sterling Silver White Freshwater Cultured Pearl and Crystal Cluster Drop Necklace, 16"+2" Extender


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Product Specifications

Jewelry Information
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Amazon Curated Collection
Material Crystal, Pearl
Height 2.25 inches
Width 13 millimeters
Length 16 inches
Chain Cable
Clasp Spring ring
Total metal weight 2.1 Grams
Model number R00458
Necklace Information

Sterling Silver
Metal Sterling silver
Metal stamp No metal stamp
Metal Weight 1.02 Grams
Part Of Necklace
Freshwater Cultured Pearl
Number of pearls 4
Surface markings and blemishes Very lightly blemished
Shape Potato
Uniformity Good to very good
Luster Medium luster
Minimum color White
Stringing Method Double knotted on wire
Pearl type Freshwater cultured
Part Of Necklace
Position Other
Clasp Information

Sterling Silver
Metal Sterling silver
Metal stamp 925
Metal Weight 1.08 Grams
Part Of Clasp
Packaging Information
Package Oversized Medium box

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Product Description

Pear-shaped crystals and white freshwater cultured pearls lead to a luxurious drop of clear crystal briolettes in this elegant Y necklace. It's crafted in 925 sterling silver and has an adjustable length of between 16 and 18 inches, including the 2-inch pearl-tipped extender. With its icy cool colors and beautiful sparkle and shine, this necklace puts a striking finish on a special outfit.

The Amazon Curated Collection

Discover the Amazon Curated Collection of fine and fashion jewelry. The expansive selection of high-quality jewelry featured in the Amazon Curated Collection offers everyday values that range from precious gemstone and diamond pieces to the latest fashion designs.

This hand-selected assortment features an array of diamond, gemstone, and precious metal designs that receive a quality inspection, including from Amazon’s staff graduate gemologist, to ensure they meet Amazon’s high standards. All diamonds featured in the Amazon Curated Collection are certified by our suppliers to be conflict free, and IGI, GIA, or AGS certifications are provided on white diamonds of .75 carats or larger on all stud earrings, rings, and pendant necklaces.

Pieces from the Amazon Curated Collection come packaged in a custom box, making them wonderful gifts. In addition, we offer free one-day shipping within the continental U.S. on items over $500. International shipping options for friends and family overseas are available for an additional fee.

The Amazon Curated Collection offers a specialized customer service team that is available seven days a week to answer any product questions before, during or after the purchase. If you’re not satisfied for any reason, you will receive a full refund and free return shipping within the U.S. if you return your purchase within 30 days.

Find a special gift for a loved one or a beautiful piece that complements your personal style with jewelry from the Amazon Curated Collection.

Freshwater Cultured Pearls

These pearls are gathered from freshwater lake and river mollusks. Most Freshwater pearls come from China and they can be mostly round to off-round, or rice-shaped to baroque. They look similar to Akoya pearls, but are the perfect gift when on a budget. They might be slightly less symmetrical, smaller, or not as easily matched, but these minor differences provide a major value for the price.

Cultivation

Pearls are produced naturally in the body of salt and freshwater mollusks, such as oysters and mussels. When these animals sense an irritant, such as a grain of sand, they produce a soft coating of calcium carbonate substance around it. The result is a pearl. Because perfectly round, naturally produced pearls are so rare, a process known as cultivation was developed by Kokichi Mikimoto in the early 1900s. A small bead of polished shell, the nucleus, is used as an irritant and delicately inserted into the mantle of a mollusk. It takes approximately 20-24 months of intensive husbandry to cultivate a saltwater pearl and somewhat less time to cultivate freshwater pearls. The harvest usually takes place during the months of June and September.

Color

Mollusks produce pearls in a variety of colors, accommodating most personal preferences and budgets. The general color of a pearl is also known as the body color. Pearls typically range from white, cream, and yellow to pink, silver, or black. An overtone of secondary color is sometimes seen. For instance, a pearl may appear to be white, but upon closer inspection a rosy hue is detected. The body color would then be termed white-rosé. Color variation does not affect the quality of the pearl, though it should be noted that color matching is important when choosing pearls for some necklaces, earrings, or bracelets. In fashion jewelry, pearls can sometimes be dyed to achieve the desired color, which should be mentioned in the product description or specifications.

Lustre

The appealing, deep shine of a pearl is often what defines its beauty. This shine is produced by multiple layers of semi-opaque calcium carbonate crystals, called nacre. The nacre reflects light on the surface of the pearl, producing brilliance and sheen. Lustre is an integral feature in determining the quality of a pearl. Large pearls have a thicker nacre and, therefore, a higher lustre. When comparing a small Freshwater pearl to a large South Sea pearl, the difference is clearly visible to the untrained eye and should be considered when purchasing pearls.

Shape

While pearls come in many different shapes, the rarest and highest-quality are round. Akoya, Tahitian, and South Sea oysters tend to produce the roundest pearls, while those of Freshwater mollusks can be oval to slightly off-round. When considering a pearl purchase, whether it be a necklace, bracelet, or earrings, look for consistency in the shapes of the pearls. Many of the less symmetrical shapes are used in stylish jewelry which can be quite beautiful: the drop pearl's shape lends well to earrings, and the baroque pearl features irregular shapes that work well as necklace accents. In addition, a half sphere pearl called a "mabe" is often used in earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.

Size

An oyster's particular type and size has a direct effect on how large the pearl it produces will be, and pearls do come in a wide range of sizes. Round pearls are measured according to their diameter, while baroque pearls are measured by their length and width. A pearl's size does not necessarily affect its quality, but it does affect its price. Large, round pearls are rare and their lustre is usually high--this beautiful combination of traits is often reflected in the cost of such pearls.

Average pearl sizes (in diameter):

Akoya: 6-8mm

Freshwater: 5-6.5mm

South Sea: 11-13mm

Tahitian: 11-12mm

Keshi: 4-10mm

Surface Markings

Often when an oyster creates a pearl, the nacre does not develop smoothly. The surface of a pearl is judged by how many marks are visible in the nacre. These imperfections can be small and unnoticeable or quite large and distinct. Like diamonds, pearls are rarely flawless. However, high lustre or the way pearls are strung and set can help conceal surface markings.

Care

Proper care of pearls is not difficult if you remember that they are organic and produced by a living thing. Pearls are soft and delicate, but when cared for with common sense, they will maintain their lustre for centuries. The pearls should not come in contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume, chlorinated water, or other harsh chemicals. To keep them clean, let them be the last item put on when dressing, and the first item taken off at the end of an evening. The best way to maintain their lustre is to wear the pearls often, and wipe them down with a soft cloth afterward--pearls absorb the oils from skin, which helps keep them moist. Pearls should be stored in a cloth pouch or jewelry bag, separated from other jewelry to prevent nicks or chipping. Periodically, pearl strands should be restrung since the silk thread used to tie the pearls together breaks down over time.

  • ASIN: B00172K0F0
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 3.1 x 0.2 inches; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • Item model number: R00458
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,571 in Jewelry (See Top 100 in Jewelry)
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By adastra63 on January 10, 2012
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    I liked the design of the necklace when it was suggested to me after looking at the earrings. Splurged and bought myself the set for Christmas. Severely disappointed when seeing the "crystal" looked like dull glass. Crystal was multi faceted, but didn't reflect light at all. A cheap suncatcher reflects better. Didn't send back for a refund as i am an international customer.
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    By Brian C. on September 23, 2012
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    This was a great purchase. I ordered it for my fiance for our wedding and she absolutely loves it. The quality for the value was outstanding.
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    By Nicole on January 22, 2011
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    I absolutely adore this necklace but the reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because it did not come with the 2 inch extender as it stated it would. It is a very short almost choker necklace and I was looking forward to being able to make it a little longer. But I will still be wearing it on my wedding day!
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    By Lisa Dodson on August 20, 2010
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    Every time I wear this necklace and the matching earrings, people comment on how pretty it is. The crystals, pearls and chain are beautiful and the necklace is very nicely constructed. Even the back of the necklace is pretty, with a pearl at the end of the 2" extender. Overall, the necklace has a simple, elegant feel to it. I thoroughly enjoy wearing it.
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