A gorgeous sterling silver box chain necklace with a pearlescent white pearl at the center of it. The pearl is a natural shell pearl with a size of 9-10mm. A shell pearl is an ethical version of a real freshwater pearl. Together, the dazzling silver box chain and breathtaking pearl create a beautiful visual aesthetic. The necklace is hypoallergenic, waterproof, and doesn't fade or lose color even in daily use.
A shell pearl is made of nacre, the natural inner lining of oyster shells, also known as the mother of pearl. The surface is given a protective coating treatment that gives shell pearls their pearlescent shine known as luster. Shell pearls are made of the same ingredients as cultured pearls. However, unlike cultured pearls or freshwater pearls, shell pearls are ethical and do not involve inhumane treatment of oysters. In addition, shell pearls are more durable than regular freshwater pearls, highly resistant to perfumes and erosion, and don't turn yellow over time.
A regular pearl is created by forcing a grain of sand into a living oyster. This hurts the oyster so, as a defense mechanism, it coats the grain of sand with fluid to make it less irritating. This process can last years. After years of waiting, the oyster is cut open with a knife to collect the pearl. If you are interested in pearls and pearl jewelry, ethical pearls like shell pearls are definitely the best way to go about it.
Pearls are considered to be highly feminine. They symbolize perfection, fertility, long life, and integrity. Furthermore, a pearl is believed to balance your emotions and enlighten the mind when worn. Traditionally, pearls have been worn by the rich and wealthy at luxurious events. With rising concerns about the ethicality of pearls, shell pearls offer a natural, ethical, & beautiful replacement to the otherwise questionable pearl jewelry.
Overall, the sterling silver pearl necklace is a charming piece of jewelry with a hypoallergenic design and strong symbolism.