Give her a reason to dress up with these glamorous pearl earrings. Crafted in 14K gold, this refined look features a luminous 18 mm cultured saltwater pearl wrapped in a sculpted bezel set yellow gold 14k gold frame a brilliant buffed luster, these earrings radiates beauty and style.A mabe pearl is actually a cultured blister pearl that is grown differently than other cultured pearls. Instead of being grown inside the body of a mollusk creature, a mabe pearl is grown against the inside of the shell. Mabe Pearls: A Dramatic Dome.
The mabe pearl gets its name from the type of mollusk in which it is grown, the Pteria penguin, which is called "mabe-gai" in Japanese. This allows the mabe pearl to develop a dome shape with a flat back, and is why mabe pearls are sometimes referred to as "half pearls". To create a mabe pearl, a hemispherical nucleus is inserted into the shell beneath the mantle tissue. After many, many months, the blister pearl is cut away from the inner shell, the nucleus is removed and the hollow cavity is backed by a mother-of-pearl plate. Even with the help of man, creating a mabe pearl is a time consuming process.
Just the craft of seeding a mabe oyster takes years of training to master. However, the glistening, iridescent mabe pearls are well worth the wait. With their big, showy dome, mabe pearls offer all the glamour of South Sea pearls at a much more affordable price. Cultivated with a flat back, mabe pearls are a favorite for fine earrings, rings and pendants.Mabe pearls provide a dramatic look for less than you'd expect. Depending on the setting used, mabe pearls can have a classic to contemporary feel. The mabe pearl's flat back makes the gem ideal for earring, pendant and ring designs. Mabe pearls are grown in saltwater oysters off the coast of Japan, Indonesia, Australia and French Polynesia. The item "VINTAGE ESTATE 14K GOLD MABE SALT WATER CULTURED PEARL EARRINGS SIGNED" is in sale since Monday, September 28, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Earrings\Pearl". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.