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Super Lustre Iridescent Black Biwa Stick Pearl Necklace on Silk 925 Silver Clasp

Super Lustre Iridescent Black Biwa Stick Pearl Necklace on Silk 925 Silver Clasp
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What can I say about black freshwater Peacock pearls that can add to the photographs? These superb unusual Biwa, or stick pearls, also have a knotty irregular surface that sparkles with rainbow lustre, the dark colour of the pearls further enhancing the magical effect. Each pearl is so different and one of a kind, having it's own surface pattern and play of colour, from purple, through blue and green to gold, like a peacock's tail, that changes with the light. Biwa pearls are a particular variety that was first cultivated at Japan's Lake Biwa, and are a rare and valuable type. Of course, I chose to hand knot these desirable gems on pure silk thread in black, which gives the necklace fantastic drape. I alternated the pearls with golden semi-precious pyrite beads, which add a subtle gold metallic shine. The pearls themselves are undyed natural black peacock pearls and possible the most beautiful pearls I have worked with to date. This necklace measures 450 mm or 17 3/4" in length and is shown with a vintage lipstick case in the final photograph, to give a sense of scale.

This necklace is carefully packaged in a black gift box tied with a satin bow.


Why choose hand knotted pearls? The most important reason for choosing pearls knotted in the traditional manner is that the knots between the precious pearl beads protect them from rubbing against each other and damaging their lustre. Pure silk thread drapes like nothing else, and in contrast to beading wire, it does not kink over time. So you can be sure your necklace will look as elegant as it did when it was brand new, even after having been stored in a jewellery box. Pure silk thread is strong and resists stretching or breaking so, unless you wear your pearls daily, your necklace will not need restringing for many years.

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