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Sterling Silver Heart Pendant Necklace with Freshwater Cultured Peacock Black Button Pearl (9.5-10mm ), 18"


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  • The natural properties and process of pearl formation define the unique beauty of each pearl. The image may show slight differences in texture, color, size and shape.
  • Carved rings are naturally occurring imperfections that result from the pearl rotating inside the mollusk as it is growing. They define the unique beauty of each pearl and may vary in size, number and depth per pearl.
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Product Specifications

Jewelry Information
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Amazon Curated Collection
Material Pearl
Height 0.65 inches
Width 0.75 inches
Length 18 inches
Chain Box
Clasp Spring ring
Total metal weight 3 Grams
Model number MME1075SIL-BLKPRL
Metal Information

Sterling Silver
Metal Sterling silver
Metal stamp 925
Metal Weight 3 Grams
Pearl Information

Freshwater Cultured Pearl
Number of pearls 1
Surface markings and blemishes Very lightly blemished
Shape Button
Uniformity Very good
Luster High luster
Minimum color Peacock
Stringing Method Not strung
Pearl type Freshwater cultured
Packaging Information
Package Deluxe Medium Box

Product Description

A romantic sterling silver heart shape forms a unique setting for a peacock pearl on this timeless pendant necklace. The dyed black color creates an iridescent finish that is emphasized by the polished sterling silver. The pendant fastens with a spring-ring clasp for security.

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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: B0064P1EZK
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 0.3 inches; 0.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: MME1075SIL-BLKPRL
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,395 in Jewelry (See Top 100 in Jewelry)
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dylan Ginsburg VINE VOICE on February 21, 2012
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    The black pearl in this pendant is pretty but the chain and pendant are disappointing. The chain is thin with a really difficult clasp. The pendant doesn't lay well. The weight causes it to lean forward with the pearl towards the ground and it easily flips under so you aren't even displaying the prettiest part of the jewelry. If you like this pearl I recommend finding a different setting for it.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cricket TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 22, 2012
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    While I own several pearl necklaces and pearl earrings, I haven't previously owned any in this color. When I opened the pouch that it arrived in, I was immediately happy with what I saw. Peacock Black is the perfect name for the color. It is a dark black/silver, but also shows some green and purple depending on the lighting and angle. The size of it is very nice; noticeable, but not gaudy and the sterling silver setting is attractive. The only two minor downfalls of this necklace are that the way the chain goes through the pendant, sometimes it doesn't lay flat or even and the sterling silver chain is somewhat thin and inexpensive looking. Even with those two issues, I'm still very pleased and wouldn't have a problem suggesting this a gift or just a special something for yourself. *I've uploaded a couple pictures into the customer images.
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    3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. A. Chaney VINE VOICE on February 23, 2012
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    I ordered this necklace because it looked like a nice classy piece of jewelry that would match my black pearl earrings. When I received the necklace and removed it from the packaging, my first impression was that it felt cheap. The sterling silver is very light, and I had to look for the 925 stamp to confirm it wasn't plastic. The pearl also feels like it is glued instead of set into the piece. The pendant is also larger than I expected, with the heart being much larger and more exagerated than what I expected from the picture. If you are looking for a heart necklace with a big pearl, this is right for you. If you want something a little more understated, this probably isn't a good fit.
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    3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By thornhillatthemovies.com VINE VOICE on February 22, 2012
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    This pendant is very pretty: the silver heart nestling the black pearl seems elegant and thoughtful, the chain seems very refined and almost elegant. It is very thin and almost seems to be non-existent.

    But the chain loops through the top curves of the heart, which causes the pendant to shift forward and distort. It is difficult to tell it is a heart and detracts from the elehant curves.

    Also, the pendant arrived in a little plastic zip lock bag, the type you see drug dealers using in films and television. Not sure if this is how it will be delivered to you, but I found this to be a turn-off. If I order something, the last thing I want to do is then have to hunt and shop for a box to put it in. Before I even think about wrapping it. Because it is a piece of jewelery, you don't really want to just put it in any box.
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    By Matthew Engquist on December 27, 2013
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    Got it for the wifes anniversary and its such a great quality. Would buy again in a heartbeat with no problems
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